BE 17/1, 048 (P267031)

Letter tablet excavated in Nippur (mod. Nuffar), dated to the Middle Babylonian (ca. 1400-1100 BC) period and now kept in Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Museum Collection(s)

Penn Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Museum Number

CBS 11893

Period

Middle Babylonian (ca. 1400-1100 BC)

Provenience

Nippur (mod. Nuffar)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Letter (Letter; (Obv)15x(Rev)15 lines)

Language(s)

Akkadian

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tablet
obverse
1. [...]-x [...]
 en: ...
2. a-na di-na#-an be-[li2]-ia# lul-[lik]
 en: I shall go as my lord's substitute!
3. um-ma-a a-na be-[li2]-ia-ma
 en: The following (say) to my lord:
4. i-na _sza3 a-sza3-mesz_ sza _ensi2-mesz#_
 en: Out of (the heart of) the fields of the iššakku farmers,
5. _a-sza3_ sza dumu {disz}a-na-_{d}3(u)_-tak-la-ku _ensi2_
 en: the field of Ana-Sîn-taklāku, the iššakku farmer,
6. sza i-na lib3-ba e-ri-szu
 en: which was seeded with a seeder-plow in the middle,
7. {disz}u-ba-ru3 ki-i u2-sze-la-an-ni
 en: after Ubāru had taken it away from me,
8. {disz}na-ah-zi-_{d}marduk_ ul-te-ri-da
 en: Na(ḫ)zi-Marduk had let it come down to me (=given it back).
9. a-di sza _dumu_ {disz}arad-iu-u2 ku-du-ur-ra
 en: After he had established the borders of the field of the son of Ardīju with a kudurru,
10. ki-i ik-di-ra ki-i im-hur-an-ni
 en: (and) after he had approached me about (it),
11. a-na _{disz}{dingir}iszkur-uru4_ it-ta-din
 en: he gave it to Adad-ē/īriš.
12. um-ma-a be-el-ka iq-ba-a
 en: He said the following: "Your lord said (to do) so!"
13. _a-sza3_ ha-an-sza ki-i u2-sze-ri-da#-an-ni
 en: “After he had let the fifth field come back down to me,
14. _sag-du a-sza3_ im-ta-ha-as,-[ma]
 en: he ploughed the top part of the fallow field and
15. szu-u2 it-ta-[di-in]
 en: he gave it.
reverse
1. u3 _dumu_ {disz}hu#-na-bi x-[...]
 en: And the son of Ḫunābu ...
2. um-ma-a a-na ka-a-sza [...]
 en: the following to you: ...
3. iq-ba-a la ir-ri-[isz? ...]
 en: he said: “He shall not seed ...”
4. ia-a-szi ul-te-la-an-ni
 en: He has taken away from me,
5. u3 _a-sza3_ sza _{disz}ninnu-kisz-dingir-mesz_
 en: and when I inspected the field of Enlil-kiššat-ilāni,
6. ki-i a-mu-ru-ma gi-ir-ri szu-ru dan{an}
 en: (I found that) on my path the reed was strong.
7. {disz}bu-na-{d}nin-urta ki-i u2-ri-du i-te-li
 en: After Bunna-Ninurta had come down, he went up.
8. sza-nu-u2 u3 sza-al-szum-ma
 en: The second and the third (person),
9. ma-la im-ma-ru-szu ma-am-ma ul i-s,a-bat
 en: as many as are going to inspect it (m), none of them is going to tackle it.
10. il-lu-u2 u3 i-ri-iq-qu
 en: They are (all) going to get up and to leave.
11. um-ma-a a-na be-li2-ia-ma ki-i pa-du
 en: The following (say) to my lord: When they are/he is in fetters,
12. ul mu-sza-ki-lu a-na-ku lu man-za-az
 en: I am not a fattener, it is the case that I am a
13. pa-ni a-na-ku _i7_ eh-te-ri x-x-x
 en: palace official. I have dug a canal! ...
14. ak-ta-la e-[...]
 en: I have held back ...
15. a#-na# _sza3 a-sza3#_ [...]
 en: for the middle of the field of ...

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Consult word list of Middle Babylonian (ca. 1400-1100 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • Artifact Preservation: fragment
  • Condition Description: UE. broken off
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  • Genre(s): Letter (Letter; (Obv)15x(Rev)15 lines)
  • Language(s): Akkadian


  • primary: BE 17/1,, 048

    [Radau1908BE17/1] Radau, Hugo. 1908. Letters to the Cassite Kings from the Temple Archives of Nippur. Babylonian Expedition 17/1.

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  • Museum No.: CBS 11893
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  • Provenience: Nippur (mod. Nuffar)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-01-21 at 07:48:15 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2019-04-02 at 03:10:55 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2017-12-19 at 02:44:59 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Zimmermann, Lynn-Salammbô CDLI approved View
2017-12-09 at 08:32:45 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2017-11-08 at 22:57:32 Dahl, Jacob L. Atf Dahl, Jacob L. CDLI approved View
2005-04-25 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Englund, Robert K.; Fitzgerald, Madeleine; Foxvog, Daniel A.; Frayne, Douglas R.; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Zimmermann, Lynn-Salammbô Penn Museum CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“BE 17/1, 048 Artifact Entry.” (2005) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). February 1, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P267031.
BE 17/1, 048 artifact entry (No. P267031). (2023, February 1). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P267031 (Original work published 2005)
BE 17/1, 048 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P267031 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-15]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {feb 1},
	title = {BE 17/1, 048 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P267031},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P267031},
}

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