SAA 19 023. Hiram Deported after Sacrilegious Act (CTN 5 p. 154)

o 1o 1

[a-na] LUGAL EN-ia

(1) [To the k]ing, my lord: you[r] serva[nt] Qurdi-Aššur-lamur.

o 22

ARAD-ka mqur-di-šurIGI

o 33

ka-ni-ku an-ni- KUR.ár-mi-

(3) Nabû-šezib from Tyre has sent me this sealed Aramaic document, saying: "Let it be sent to the Palace." I have sent it to the Palace.

o 44

mdPAše-zib TAv ŠÀ-bi URU.ṣur-ri

o 55

ú⸣-se-bi-⸢la ma-a ina É.GAL

o 66

lu-še⸣-bi-lu-ši ina É.GAL

o 77


o 88

mḫi-ru*⸣-mu : e-qu

(8) [H]i[r]am cut down the sacred tree of his temple on the acropolis of Sidon planning to transport it to Tyre, but I had him deported. The sacred tree that he felled is at the foot of the mountain; it has been smothered [(...)].

o 99

ša ÉDINGIR-ni-MEŠ-šú

o 1010

ša SAG URU.ṣi-du-u-ni

o 1111

i-ti-kis ⸢:⸣ ma-a a-na URU.ṣur-ri

o 1212

la-an--uḫ a-⸢sa⸣-par

o 1313


o 1414

e-qu : ša i-⸢ki-su⸣-u-ni

b.e. 15b.e. 15

ina GÌR KUR-e šu⸣-[]

b.e. 1616

ḫa-ni-qi [o?]

r 1r 1

mdPAše-zib i-⸢x⸣+[x x x]

(r 1) Nabû-šezib [...]

r 22

[x x m]⸢ḫi-ru⸣-mu [ina ŠU.2]

(r 2) [... H]iram has fallen [into the hands of] his (Nabû-šezib's) [servant]s.

r 33

[v.ARAD]-MEŠ-šú i--⸢qut

r 44

an-[nu-rig x x]-⸢te an-nu-

(r 4) N[ow] the [...] official has brought out these [...]s.

r 55

v⸣.[x x] ú-se-ṣi

r 66

ḫu-ub- ša a-na⸢i⸣-ḫa

(r 6) Let the captives who are coming to Immiha set out and come. Their seed is cultivated; they should come to their sickles.

r 77

il-la-ka-a-ni : lu-⸢nam-mi-šá

r 88

lil-li-ka ŠE.NUMUN-MEŠ-šú-nu

r 99

a-ri- ina UGU

r 1010


r 1111


rest uninscribed

Adapted from Mikko Luukko, The Correspondence of Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud (State Archives of Assyria, 19), 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) directed by Karen Radner. The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as