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  • SAA 10 296

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

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LAS 031; SAA 10, 001

SAA 10 296. Prophylactic Rituals (ABL 0977+) [from exorcists] [via SAAO/SAA10]

Obverse
o 1o 1

[a]-⸢na LUGAL [be]--⸢ia

(1) [To] the king, my lord: your servant Nabû-naṣir. May Nabû and Marduk very greatly bless the king, my lord!

o 22

ARAD-ka mdAGPAB-[ir]

o 33

dAG u dAMAR.UTU a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 44

adan-niš adan-niš lik-ru-bu

o 55

DI-mu adan-niš adan-niš

(5) Aššur-mukin-paleya is doing very, very well; Aššur-šarrani-[muballis]su is doing very, very well. The king, my lord, [can be glad].

o 66

a-na m-šurmu-kinBALA-MEŠ-ia

o 77

DI-mu adan-niš adan-niš

o 88

a-na m-šurLUGAL-a-ni—[TI.LA].BI

o 99

ŠÀ-bi ša LUGAL EN-⸢ia [lu ṭa-ab-šú]

o 1010

[ina UGU] -pe-ši ša LUGAL [be-]

(10) [Concerning] the rites about which the ki[ng, my lord], wrote to us, in Kislev (IX) we performed "To keep ma[laria], plague and pestilence away from a man's home"; [in Teb]et (X) we performed "To keep disease and malaria away from a man's home," and numerous counterspells; in Shebat (XI) we performed 'hand-lifting' prayers, an apotropaic ritual to counteract evil sorcery and a ritual against malaria and plague. On the 1st day we initiated the rites (to be performed) in Adar (XII).

o 1111

-pur-an-na-ši-ni di⸣-[ʾu]

o 1212

šip-ṭu mu-ta-nu ana É [NU TE-e]

o 1313

ina ITI.GAN -ta-pa-áš [ina ITI].⸢AB

o 1414

GIG di-ʾu ana É NA NU TE-e

o 1515

ù UŠ₁₁.BÚR.RU.DA-MEŠ

o 1616

ma--du-tu -ta-pa-áš

o 1717

ina ITI.ZÍZ ŠU.ÍL.KÁM-MEŠ

o 1818

NAM.BÚR.BI ḪUL kiš-pi

Reverse
r 1r 1

ù ša di-ʾu šip-ṭu -ta-pa-áš

r 22

-pe-ši ša ina ITI.ŠE UD 01-KÁM ni-ip-tar-ṣa

r 33

ša NU DUMU. da-nim NU dnam-tar

(r 3) A figurine of the 'daughter of Anu,' a figurine of Namtar, a figurine of Latarak, a figurine of Death, a substitute figurine made of clay, a substitute figurine made of clay of garden ditch, a substitute figurine made of w[ax], 5 illat-gods of the 'daughter of Fat,' 7 [......], 15 drinking tubes of silver [... for] Gula and Belet ṣeri, 7 grains of silver, 7 grains of gold, 7 grains of copper, 7 grains of tin, 7 grains of [...] of the city for the 'daughter of the River (god),' [7 twigs] of tamarisk, 7 twigs of date palm, [7 b]ottles of wine, 7 bottles of beer, [7 b]ottles of milk, 7 [bo]ttles of honey: al[l this] we have done, [but we have not] yet [performed the rest of the r]ites.

r 44

NU dla-ta-ra-ak NU mu-ú-tu

r 55

NU pu-u-ḫi NA ša IM NU pu-u-ḫi NA

r 66

ša IM PAB.E GIŠ.SAR NU pu-u-ḫi NA

r 77

ša GAB*⸣.[LÀL] ⸢05* dKASKAL.KUR*-MEŠ DUMU.Ì.UDU

r 88

07 x⸣+[x x x] 15 šul-pu KUG.UD

r 99

ša x⸣+[x x x x] dgu-la dbe-litEDIN

r 1010

07 ŠE KUG.UD 07 ŠE KUG.GI 07 ŠE URUDU 07 ŠE AN.NA

r 1111

⸢07⸣ ŠE [x x]+⸢x de* e URU a-na DUMU*.ÍD

r 1212

[07 PA GIŠ].bi-nu 07 PA GIŠ.GIŠIMMAR

r 1313

[07 DUG].⸢la⸣-ḫa-an GEŠTIN* 07 DUG.la-ḫa-an KAŠ-MEŠ

r 1414

[07 DUG].⸢la*⸣-ḫa-an GA*-MEŠ 07 DUG.[la]-ḫa-an LÀL*-MEŠ*

r 1515

[an-ni-u gab]-bu -ta-pa-áš

r 1616

[re-eḫ-ti ]-pe-ši ú-di-ni

r 1717

[la -ep-pa-áš] a-ki dul-⸢lu*

(r 17) When [it is time] to perform the ritual [..., let the k]ing, m[y lord ...]

r 1818

[x x x x x] a-na e-pa-še [x]

r 1919

[x x x x x x] LUGAL be⸣-[]

Right
r.e. 20r.e. 20

[x x x x x x ]-pe-ši [x x x]

(Remainder lost)


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/P334655/.