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SAA 08, 114

SAA 08 114. Morning First of Mars Near Jupiter(?) (RMA 232) [planetary] [via SAAO/SAA08]

Obverse
o 1o 1

[dṣal-bat]-a-nu ina ITI.ŠU it-ta-mar un-nu-ut

(1) [Ma]rs became visible in Tammuz (IV) (and) is faint.



o 22

[1 dṣal-bat-a]-⸢nu ina ITI.ŠU IGI.LAL KI. qu-ra-di DAGAL

(2) [If Mars] becomes visible in Tammuz (IV): the cemetery of the warriors will enlarge.

o 33

[dṣal-bat-a-nu] a-na mu-ta-ni qa-bi

(3) [Mars] is said to (portend) death.

o 44

[1 dṣal-bat]-a-nu ina IM.KUR.RA GUB-iz ZI-ut SU.BIR₄.KI

(4) [If Ma]rs stands in the east: attack of Subartu and the Kassites against the land.

o 55

ù kaš-ši-i a-na KUR

o 66

[1] dṣal-bat-a-nu um-mu-liš KUR-ma ŠE.ER.ZI-MEŠ-šú SIG₇

(6) [If] Mars rises scintillating and its radiance is yellow: the king of Elam will die.

o 77

LUGAL NIM.MA.KI ÚŠ

o 88

1 dU.GUR ina IGI.DU₈.A-šú ṣú-ḫur u BABBAR GAR-in

(8) If Nergal in his appearance is very small and white, and scintillates very much like the fixed stars: he will have mercy on Akkad; the force of my troops will go and defeat the enemy troops, it will conquer the land for which it strives; the enemy troops will not (be able to) stand in the face of my troops; the cattle of Akkad will lie in the steppe undisturbed; sesame (and) dates will prosper.

o 99

ki-ma MUL-MEŠ AN-e ma--diš um-mul

o 1010

a-na KURURI.KI ARḪUŠ TUK-ši

o 1111

Á ERIM-ia GIN-ma ERIM .KÚR GAZ

o 1212

KUR ú-ṣar-ra-mu KUR-⸢ád

o 1313

ERIM-ni .KÚR ina IGI ERIM-ni-ia NU GUB.GUB

o 1414

MÁŠ.ANŠE KURURI.KI ina EDIN par-ga-niš -MEŠ

o 1515

ŠE.GIŠ.Ì .LUM.MA SI.-MEŠ

Reverse
r 1r 1

1 MUL.UDU.IDIM ana MUL.AN.ZU is-niq ANŠE.KUR.RA-MEŠ ÚŠ-MEŠ

(r 1) If a planet comes near the Anzu star: horses will die.

r 22

la is-niq ina UGU-ḫi la qur-bu

(r 2) It did not come near, it is not approaching.

r 33

1 dṣal-bat-a-nu ú-ta-na-at-ma SIG₅ ib-il-ma a-ḫi-

(r 3) If Mars becomes faint, it is good; if it becomes bright, misfortune.

r 44

1 dṣal-bat-a-nu EGIR dŠUL.PA.È DU-ak MU BI dam-qat

(r 4) If Mars goes behind Šulpa'e: this year is good.

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r 55

ša mbu-lu-ṭu

(r 5) From Bulluṭu.


Adapted from Hermann Hunger, Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings (State Archives of Assyria, 8), 1992. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2016-17, 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/P336526/.