SAA 19 186. Šubrian King Protecting Deserters (CTN 5 p. 100)

o 1 o 1

a⸣-na LUGAL EN-[ia]

(1) To the king, [my] lord: your servant [DN-...]. Good health to the kin[g, my lord]!

o 2 2

ARAD-ka mdx x x

o 3 3

lu DI-mu a-na LUGAL [EN-ia]

o 4 4

v.GALURU-MEŠ x⸣ [x x x]

(4) The village manager [of ...] with a couple of king's men helped [NN] and Hallusu, (two) servants of Nabû-kenu-[uṣu]r, [gove]rnor [o]f Tillê, to run away, and took them to Upumu.

o 5 5

02-šú v.ERIMMAN i-si-[šú mx x]

o 6 6

mḫa-lu-⸢su? [o]

o 7 7


o 8 8

[v.EN].NAM ša URU.til-le-ia

o 9 9


o 10 10

a-na URU.ú-pu-me

o 11 11


o 12 12

a-di a-šá-lu-ni

(12) After I had asked around and investigated a bit, a tracker guided me (on their tracks). I arrested the person who had arranged his trip to Šubria and gave the tracker a messenger, saying: "Go and have a look, and I'll report to the king ac[cor]dingly; in negative case, I'll search for him here."

o 13 13


o 14 14

ra-di-ú ir-ti-da-ni

o 15 15

ša a-na KUR.šub-ri-<a>

o 16 16

KASKAL.2-šú GAR⸣-nu-ni a-ṣa-bat

o 17 17

a-na v.kib-si v.AKIN

o 18 18

a-ti-di-ni mu-ku

o 19 19

a-lik a-mur pit-ti

b.e. 20 b.e. 20

šu-ú ina pa-⸢an

b.e. 21 21

LUGAL la-qa-bi

r 1 r 1

ú-la-a a-na-⸢ka

r 2 2


r 3 3


(r 3) The Šubrian (king) concealed him from the tracker, saying: "There is nobody in my presence. A servant of Nabû-kenu-uṣur passed by, and I am supporting the man’s work, (as) he said: 'You gave me a mule.'"

r 4 4

TAv IGI v.kib-si

r 5 5


r 6 6

ma-a -ma la-a-šú

r 7 7

ina pa-ni-ia ARAD

r 8 8


r 9 9

e-ta-at-qa ma-a dul-lu

r 10 10

na-ṣa-ka ma-a

r 11 11

ANŠE?.ku?⸣-du-nu ta-ta-⸢na?

r 12 12


(r 12) T[he Šu]b[r]ian [refuses] to give away the village manager and those whom he helped to run away. The Šubrian is a frien[d of theirs].

r 13 13

[la i-ma-gúr]

r 14 14

v.GAL—⸢URU-MEŠ la i-da⸣-an

r 15 15

ša ú-šá-ḫa-li-qu-šú-⸢ni

r 16 16

KUR.šub-ri-a.a EN—⸢MUN⸣-[šú-nu]

r 17 17

šu-ú ina UGU [LUGAL]

(r 17) I am s[ending him] (= the tracker) to [the king], my lord. The king, [my] lord, [may ask him]. I se[nt him] as soon as [he had come back].

r 18 18

EN-ia ú-⸢se⸣-[bi-la-šú]

r 19 19

LUGAL be-⸢ [liš-al-šú]

r.e. 20 r.e. 20

a-⸢du [il-lik-an-ni]

r.e. 21 21


Copyright Mikko Luukko and the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2012. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2012, as part of the AHRC-funded research project “Mechanisms of Communication in an Ancient Empire: The Correspondence between the King of Assyria and his Magnates in the 8th Century BC” (AH/F016581/1; University College London). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0.