VS 24, 037 + frag. (P347156)

Literary tablet excavated in Babylon (mod. Bābili), and now kept in Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin, Germany

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VAT 16439

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Babylon (mod. Bābili)

Artifact Type

Tablet

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Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (myth Exaltation of Ishtar Tablet IV)

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Akkadian, Sumerian

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1. [en] {d#}nu-nam-nir-ra nam-bi-sze3 i3-hul2 bar-bi ul#-la am3#-[mi-ib2-za] = %a [be]-lum _{d}min_ ana szat-ti ih-di ka-bat-ta#-szu2 i-li#-[is,]
 en: Because of this Lord Nunamnir was happy, his liver surged with joy.
2. [dumu] {d}suen-na a-sag tam-ma-na-ra nam mu-ni-ib2-tar = %a ana# ma-rat {d}sin a-pil ta-li-mi-szu szim-tu2 i-[szim]
 en: For the daughter of Sîn, the heir of his close brother, he determined a destiny.
3. [egi2] {d#}inanna-ke4 an e-ra-an-ba-gin7 ki in-DU-ge-da# [(...)] = %a [ru-ba]-a#-tu4 {d}isz-tar ki-ma _an_-u2 qi2-szu2-ki er-s,e#-[tu4 ...]
 en: Princess Ištar, just as heaven has been given to you as a gift, so has the earth ...
4. [nin ki] pesz-bi du3-a-bi mud-mud-da ki in-DU-ge#-[da ...] = %a [be-el-tu4] er-s,e-tu4 sza2-dil-ta mu-al-li-da-at ka-la#-[ma ...]
 en: Lady, that wide earth which creates everything, the earth has been ...
5. [x x (x)] kur# nig2 dagal-bi musz-gin7 u3-bi2-us2 giri3-zu ha-[ba-gub-be2-en] = %a [x (x x)] x ma-a-ti ra-pa-asz2-ti ki-ma s,e-ri t,u3-uh#?-[hi-ma sze-ep-ki ki-i-ni]
 en: When you bring ... near to the broad mountains like a snake, may you set your foot upon it.
6. [x x (x)] x te-re a-ab-<ba> didli nigin#-na-be2 sa-par3 x-[...] = %a [... nap]-har# sza2-di-i# er#-s,e#-ti ta-me-a-ti-ma# sa#-[pa-ra tu-ur-s,i-i]
 en: Extend a net over all the (various) mountains, lands and seas,
7. [...] x x [x x (x)] x-ra# na-nam# ul x [...] = %a [...] x x x x [...]
 en: ...
8. [... ha?]-ra#-ab#-sa2-e#-ne# = %a [...] x-lu-ki = [...] nu x u2# x ra-mu x [(x)]
 en: ... may they ...,
9. [...] he2#-en-da!-ab#-sa2-e-[ne] = %a [...] x ap-pa#? lil#-bi-na-a-ki
 en: ... may they make obeisances to you.
10. [...] x kur2 KAN? = %a [...]-in#? le-qe2-e# ma-ha-zi
 en: ... taking the sanctuary.
11. [gi-gun4-na bara2]-ga# sag sukud-sukud-da-a-ni = %a [gi]-gu#-ne2-e pa-rak-ki zu-uq-ri
 en: When she makes the tops of the high terraces and daises tower high,
12. [...] an#-ki-a nu-mu-un-da-ab#-il2-il2-la# = %a [...] _an#_-u2 u _ki_-tim a-a isz-szu-u2 ka-dar-ki
 en: ... heaven and earth cannot bear your overbearing attitude.
13. [...] x sag#? ha-ra-an-sag3-sag3-e-ne# = %a [...] x me2#-he-e li-szu-bu-ki
 en: They tremble before the ... of the violent storms.
14. [...] me2#-hu#? [(x x)] = %a [...] x-ri-ir [(x x)]
15. [...] x [...] = %a [...]
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  beginning broken
1'. [...] x [x (x x)] = %a [... ap]-pi u za-kar# [szu-mu]
 en: ... making obeisances and invoking the name,
2'. [...] za3#-sze3 ba-an#-[di-ni-ib2-gar-ra] = %a [... {d}]isz#-tar-szu2 iq#-t,i-nu#-[szu2]
 en: ... and whose goddess has become soured/jealous towards him,
3'. [... li-bi2-in-kin]-kin# dingir na-me du10-du10 ak#-[ak-bi nu]-sze# = %a [... la isz-te-e']-u2 _dingir_ ma-am-man te-es-pi#-su# le#-em-ma
 en: as long as he does not seek out ..., no god will be agreeable to his petition.
4'. [...] ub-da-ke4 = %a [... ak]-ka#-di-i s,u-lul kib-ra#-a#-ti#
 en: ... (the mountain of Sumer and) Akkad, the shade of the world quarters,
5'. [... te-me]-en du3-a-bi = %a [... te-me]-en# [kal da]-ad2#-me#
 en: ... the foundation of all constructed settlements,
6'. [...] ba#-nu2 = %a [...] rab#-s,u
 en: (at my royal dais,) reposing (like a horned bull ...,)
7'. [... kalam]-ma#-ke4 = %a [bi-tu4 ni-ip-pu]-ru?# [ma-haz _{d}en-lil2_]-u4#-tu2 [tu-kul-ti ma-a]-ti#
 en: at my temple Nippur, the shrine of Enlil-ship, the mainstay of the nation,
8'. [bara2 dur2-gar]-ra# dag ki-mar#-[ra] nig2# mu-sa4-[mu in-pa3-da] = %a [_min_] szu-bat ta-[ni-ih]-ti# sza2 ana ni-bit#? [...]
 en: the sanctuary, the relaxing dwelling place, which is called by my name,
9'. [ki-bi-a] nam#-nin-zu he-en-ga#-[e3] un#?-gal#? [...] = %a [a-sza2]-risz# be-lut-ki lu-u2 szu#-pa#-[a-tu4] {d#}szar-[rat ...]
 en: may your ladyship be also manifested in that place, ...
10'. [gidim] sag10#-ga dingir inim-ma-mu sag an-gub-bu#-[de3] = %a [...]
 en: The good protective spirit, (my) eloquent god who is standing in front of me,
11'. [um-me-a] dim#-gal e2-kur-ra di pa3-da dimma u2#-li#-[bi] = %a [...]
 en: the craftsman of the centerpoint of the Ekur temple, discoverer of advice and planning, the finest oil,
12'. [ib2-du11]-ga# mah#-zu u3-ma-zu sa2 ib2-du11-ga# [...] = %a [ana sza2] ug#-gat-ki ra-ba-at ir-nit-ta-ki kasz#-[da-at ...]
 en: may he be your guardian, he against whom your wrath was great and whom your divine fury has overcome.
13'. [{d}nin-imma3]-imma3# <gal>-an-zu un-gi bar ze2-eb-ba-ke4 ur5-zu# [he2-en-ib2-sze4-de3] = %a [_{d}min_] er-szu ina na-pa-le-e t,u-ub ka-bat-ti ka#-[bat-ta-ka li-szap-szih]
 en: May wise Nin-imma-imma cool your heart with pleasant conversations.
14'. [{d}in]-nin# ag2#-ze2-eb-be2-da#-mu me al nu-di-di [...] = %a _{[d]}min#_ ur#-ti ka-bit-ta pa-ra-as, la e-re-szi mim-[me-e-a a-szim-ki]
 en: Lady, I have established for you my weighty commands, divine powers that cannot be demanded by anyone (else);
15'. [ga2-e]-gin7#-nam# {d}en-ki lugal abzu-ke4 mi2 zi-de3-esz hu#-[mu-ri-in-e3] = %a ki#-ma ia-a-ti-ma {d}e2-a _lugal_ ap-si-i ki-[nisz li-kan-ni-ka]
 en: (and) like me, may Ea, king of the Apsu, treat you well.
m=division catchline to Tablet V
16'. [en] {d#}nu-dim2-mud-da nam-bi-sze3 i3-hul2 bar-bi ul-[la am3-mi-ib2-zi]
 en: Because of this Lord Nudimmud was happy, his liver surged with joy.

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  • primary: VS 24, 37

    [vanDijk1987VS24] Dijk, Johannes J. A. van. 1987. Literarische Texte Aus Babylon. Vorderasiatische Schriftdenkmäler Der Staatlichen Museen Zu Berlin 24. Berlin: Akademie Verlag.

  • history: Hruška, Blahoslav, ArOr 37 (1969) 473-521,

    [sec88195] N.d.

  • citation: Falkenstein BiOr 09 (1952) 188-192 (obv.),

    [sec88196] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: VAT 16439
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  • Provenience: Babylon (mod. Bābili)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-06-15 at 20:34:30 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-06-01 at 09:44:24 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Novotny, Jamie; Rattenborg, Rune Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2013-08-11 at 09:39:02 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2013-08-11 at 09:29:59 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2013-07-17 at 13:14:36 Foxvog, Daniel A. Atf Foxvog, Daniel A. CDLI approved View
2006-11-02 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Foxvog, Daniel A.; Guerra, Dylan; Peterson, Jeremiah; Veldhuis, Niek; Wolfe, Jared N. CDLI approved View

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“VS 24, 037 + Frag. Artifact Entry.” (2006) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). June 15, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P347156.
VS 24, 037 + frag. artifact entry (No. P347156). (2023, June 15). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P347156 (Original work published 2006)
VS 24, 037 + frag. artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P347156 (Accessed: April 15, 2024).
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	note = {[Online; accessed 2024-04-15]},
	year = {2023},
	month = {jun 15},
	title = {VS 24, 037 + frag. artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P347156},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P347156},
}

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