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LAS 287; SAA 10, 357

SAA 10 357. Interrupting the Elul Festival of Babylon (ABL 0338) [miscellaneous] [via SAAO/SAA10]

Obverse
o 1o 1

a-na LUGAL EN-ía

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Mar-Issar. Good health to the king, my lord! May Nabû and Marduk bless the king, my lord! May the great gods bestow long days, well-being and joy upon the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka mDUMUd15

o 33

lu-u DI-mu a-na MAN EN-ía

o 44

dPA u dAMAR.UTU a-na MAN EN-ía

o 55

lik-ru-bu UD-me ár-ku-ti

o 66

ṭu-ub UZU u ḫu-ud ŠÀ-bi

o 77

DINGIR-MEŠ GAL-MEŠ a-na MAN EN-ía

o 88

liš-ru-ku ša MAN be-

(8) As to what the king, my lord, wrote to me: "The month Elul (VI) is intercalary; do not perform the ceremonies this month"

o 99

-pur-an-ni ma-a ITI.KIN

o 1010

da-a-ri ITI an-ni-i

o 1111

par-ṣi la te-ep-pa-šá

o 1212

MI ša UD 06-KÁM mam-⸢mu*⸣—sa-lam

(12) Ammu-salam entered Babylon on the evening of the 6th day; the god Nabû had come before him, on the 3rd. The gate was kept open before Bel and Nabû on the 4th, the 5th and the 6th, and sacrifices were performed.

Bottom
b.e. 13b.e. 13

a-na .DINGIR.KI

b.e. 1414

e-tar-ba

Reverse
r 1r 1

[pa]-na-tu--šú

r 22

UD 03-KÁM dPA it-tal-[ka]

r 33

UD 04-KÁM UD 05-KÁM UD 06-KÁM

r 44

pa-an EN u dPA

r 55

pa-ti-ia UDU.SISKUR-MEŠ

r 66

ep-šá ki-i un-qu

(r 6) When I saw the king my lord's sealed order, I issued the order: the rest of the ceremonies of Elul (VI) will be performed in the coming month, as the king, my lord, wrote to me.

r 77

ša MAN EN-ía a-mur-u-ni

r 88

ṭè-e-mu a-sa-kan

r 99

re-eḫ-ti par-ṣi ša ITI.KIN

r 1010

ITI ša e-ra-ban-ni

r 1111

ki-i ša MAN be-

r 1212

-pur-an-ni ep-pu-šú


Adapted from Simo Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (State Archives of Assyria, 10), 1993. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2016, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as http://oracc.org/saao/P334218/.