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  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Scholarly Letter
  • from exorcists

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LAS 167; SAA 10, 212

SAA 10 212. Expiatory Rites for the ‘Farmer’ (ABL 0361) [from exorcists] [via SAAO/SAA10]

Obverse
o 1o 1

a-na .ENGAR be-li-ni

(1) To the 'farmer,' our lord: your servant(s) Adad-šumu-uṣur and Urad-Ea. Good health to the 'farmer,' our lord! May Nabû and Marduk b[le]ss the 'farmer,' our lord!

o 22

ARAD-<MEŠ>-ka mdIMMUPAB

o 33

mARADdÉ.A

o 44

lu-u šul-mu

o 55

a-na .ENGAR be-li-ni

o 66

dAG u dAMAR.UTU

o 77

a⸣-[na ].ENGAR be-li-ni

o 88

lik⸣-[ru]-bu

o 99

dul-⸢li⸣-in-[ni]

(9) We have rites to perform ton[ight]: I shall perform one against "Loss of Flesh," and Urad-Ea another one before Enlil. We shall go to the qirsu.

o 1010

ú-ma-a ina nu*-[bat-ti]

o 1111

i-ba--ši

o 1212

a-na-ku šá ḫa-liq-ti UZU*

o 1313

[m]ARADdÉ.A

Reverse
r 1r 1

šá* pa*⸣-an dEN.LÍL

r 22

-pa-

r 33

ina qi-ir-si

r 44

ni-el-lak

r 55

dul-lu šá É*ri*⸣-[in-ki]

(r 5) Yesterday I performed the ritual of Bīt [r]i[mki]. I made a burnt-offering and we executed a purification ritual.

r 66

it—⸢ti-ma*⸣-li e-ta-pa-áš

r 77

ma-qa-lu- aq-ṭu-lu

r 88

tak-pir- nu-us-se-ti-iq

r 99

a-na ..KU šá an-na-ka

(r 9) I have appointed an exorcist for the chanter who is here, and gave him the following orders: "For six days do likewise, performing the purification ritual after this (fashion)."

r 1010

.MAŠ.MAŠ is-se-šu

r 1111

ap-ti-qi-id ṭè-e-mu

r 1212

as-sa-ak-an-šu

r 1313

mu-uk 06 UD-me šam-ḫír

r 1414

tak-pir- da-at an-ni-e

r 1515

tu-še-ta-qa


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/P334237/.