• SAA 04 009




  • Neo-Assyrian
  • Nineveh
  • Extispicy Query
  • military and political


Knudtzon, Gebete II, 1893, 163-165; SAA 04, 009

SAA 04 009. Will Mugallu or Iškallu Attack Chief Eunuch Ša-Nabu-šu? (AGS 057) [military and political]

o 1o 1

dUTU EN GAL-ú šá a-šal-[lu-ka an-na GI.NA a-pal-an-ni]

(1) Šamaš, great lord, [give me a firm positive answer] to what I am as[king you]!

o 22


(2) Ša-Nabû-šû, the chief eunu[ch of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria], who [has gone] with [eunuchs (and) m]agnate[s, the army of Esarhaddon], ki[ng of Assyria, against ......]

o 33

šá TA [.SAG-MEŠ] ⸣.GAL-[MEŠ e-mu-qi šá mAN.ŠÁRŠEŠSUM-na]

o 44

LUGAL* [KURAN.ŠÁR ana UGU x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 55

[x] ⸢x [x x x x x] x⸣ [x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

(5) (Break)

o 66

[x x x] x x x [x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

o 77

DU-MEŠ-ku [ma]-dak-⸢ta [-ku-nu]-⸢ma [x x x x x x x x x]

(7) [If] he goes and [sets up c]am[p ......],

o 88

lu-ú m[mu-gal-lu a]-di* Á*.KAL* mál* KI*-⸢šu [x x x x x x x x x]

(8) will either [Mugallu w]ith his troops, [or ......], or Iškallû the Tabalean [......], or any other [enemy], either in daytime [or at night] strive and plan,

o 99

lu-ú m-kal-⸢lu⸣-ú KUR.ta-ba-lam-a.[a lu-ú x x x x x x]

(9) [mount an attack agai]nst [......] Ša-Nabû-šû and his [army], and ki[ll and plunder (them)]?

o 1010

lu-ú .[KÚR] mam-ma lu-ú ina kalUD-[mi lu-ú ina šatmu-ši]

o 1111

i-ṣar-ri-[mu]-ú i-kap-pi-du-ú ana UGU [x x x x x x x x x]

o 1212

mšádAG—⸢šu⸣-ú [u Á.KAL] mál KI-šu i-[ma-aq-qu-tu-ma]

o 1313

i-⸢duk⸣-[ku-ú i-ḫab-ba-tu ŠÀ-bi šá mAN.ŠÁRŠEŠSUM-na]

rest (at least 10 lines) broken away


rbeginning broken away

r 1'1'

lu-ú mmu-gal-lu KUR*.⸢mi⸣-[li-da-a.a lu-ú x x x x x x x x x x]

(r 1) (... whether) either Mugallu the M[elidean, or ......], or Iškallû the Taba[lean, ......], or any other enemy, will mount an attack against Ša-Na[bû-šû and his army],

r 2'2'

lu-ú m-kal-lu-ú .ta-ba-[la-a.a lu-ú x x x x x x x x]

r 3'3'

lu-ú .KÚR mam-ma ana UGU mšádAG⸣—[šu-u u Á.KAL mál KI-šú]

r 4'4'

i-ma-aq-qu-tu-ma i-⸢duk⸣-[ku i-ḫab-ba-tu]

(r 4) (whether) they will ki[ll and plunder (them)],

r 5'5'

ŠÀ-bi šá mAN.ŠÁRŠEŠSUM-na [LUGAL KURAN.ŠÁR i-mar-ra-ṣu i-lam--ni]

(r 5) (and whether) Esarhaddon, [king of Assyria, will become troubled and angry].

r 6'6'

ina ŠÀ UDU.NÍTA an⸣-ni-i GUB-⸢za⸣-[am-ma an-na GI.NA šuk-nam-ma lu-mur]

(r 6) Be present in this ram, [place in it a firm positive answer, and may I see (it)]!

r 7'7'

  [BE] ina SAG 15 NA BE-ma BÙR ŠUB [x x x x x x x x x x x]

(r 7) There is a hole in the right side of the 'station.'

r 8'8'

  BE SILIM 02-ma ina ku-kit-ti-⸢šú⸣-[nu GAR-MEŠ x x x x x x]

(r 8) There are two 'well-beings' [located] in t[heir ...].

r 9'9'

  BE KIŠIB-MEŠ LAL-MEŠ SAL.LA MUR [x x x x x x x x x x]

(r 9) The vertebrae are recessed. The 'cavity' of the l[ung ...].

r 10'10'

    mšu-ma-a mdEN—⸢SILIM⸣-[im x x x x x x x x x x x x x]

(r 10) Šumâ (and) Bel-u[šallim ......].

r.e. 11r.e. 11

UGU DINGIR-ti-ka GAL-⸢ti [dUTU EN GAL-ú lil-lik-ma KIN li-tap-pal]

(r.e. 11) [May (this query) go] to your great divinity, [O Šamaš, great lord, and may an oracle be given as an answer].

Copyright Ivan Starr and the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 1990. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0.