• SAA 10 173




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Kuyunjik (Nineveh)
  • Scholarly Letter
  • from diviners


LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 173. The Governor has Taken my Field (ABL 0421) [from diviners] [via SAAO/SAA10]

o 1o 1

[a]-na LUGAL EN-ia

(1) To the king, my lord: your servant Marduk-šumu-uṣur. Good health to the king, my lord! May Nabû and Marduk bless the king, my lord!

o 22


o 33

lu-u DI-mu a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 44


o 55

a-na LUGAL EN-ia lik-ru-bu

o 66

AD-šú ša LUGAL EN-ia

(6) The father of the king, my lord, gave me 10 homers of cultivated land in Halahhu. For 14 years I had the usufruct of the land, and nobody disputed it with me. (But) now the governor of Barhalzi has come and mistreated the farmer, plundered his house and appropriated my land.

o 77

10 ANŠE ŠE.NUMUN ina KUR.ḫa-làḫ-ḫi

o 88

it-ta-na 14 MU.AN.NA-MEŠ

o 99

A.ŠÀ a-ta-kal

o 1010

me-me-ni is-si-ia

o 1111

la id-di-bu-ub

o 1212

ú-ma-a .EN.NAM

o 1313

laḫal-zi it-tal-ka

o 1414

.ENGAR* iḫ-te-si

o 1515

É-su im-ta-šá-

o 1616

A.ŠÀ ip-tu-ag

o 1717

LUGAL be- ú-da

(17) The king, my lord, knows that I am a poor man, that I keep the watch of the king, my lord, and am guilty of no negligence within the palace. Now I have been deprived of my field. I have turned to the king; may the king, my lord, do me justice, may I not die of hunger!

o 1818

ki-i muš-ke-nu

o 1919


o 2020


r 1r 1

ša LUGAL EN-ia

r 22


r 33

<$ina$> ŠÀ-bi É.GAL

r 44

la a-ši-ṭu-u-ni

r 55

ú-ma-a A.ŠÀ pe-ga-ku

r 66

LUGAL at-ta-ḫar

r 77


r 88

de-e-ni le-pu-

r 99

ina bu-bu-ti lu la a-mu-at

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