CDLI Literary 002701.02, ex. 004 (P394941)

Literary tablet excavated in Nineveh (mod. Kuyunjik), dated to the Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC) period and now kept in British Museum, London, UK

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British Museum, London, UK

Museum Number

BM —

Period

Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)

Provenience

Nineveh (mod. Kuyunjik)

Artifact Type

Tablet

Material(s)

Clay

Genre / Subgenre(s)

Literary (ludlul bēl nēmeqi 2 (witness))

Language(s)

Akkadian

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tablet
obverse
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1'. pa-[la-hu ... _ug3-mesz]_-szu2#
2'. _dingir_-[szu2 ... a-kal]-szu2
3'. i-[zib ... ub]-la
4'. a-na# [... im-szu]-u2
5'. nisz _dingir_-[szu2 ...]
6'. ah-su#-[us-ma ...]
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7'. [...] a# sza2#-lam#-tisz2#
8'. [...] sza2#-an-na-na _dingir_-szin
9'. [...] i#-li# sza2-ma#-'i#
10'. [...]-bu#-ba# a#-rad# ir#-kal#la#
11'. [...]-x qe2#-reb#-szi-na al#-tan#
12'. [...]-di# me-hu#-[u]
13'. [...]-li#-ia# in-ne2-esz2-ra
14'. [...] _an_{e} i-zi-qa
15'. [...]-tim# i#-szi-ha t,i-'-u2
16'. [...] it#-ta#-s,a-a _zu-ab_-usz-szu2
17'. [...] ne2#-'i#-i u2-s,a-a ul-tu e2-kur
18'. [...]-da# ul-tu qi2-rib kur{i}
19'. [...] _illu#_ szu-ru-up-pu-u i-nu-szu
20'. [...]-tum# _ki_-tim i-pi-s,i lu-'-tu2
21'. [...]-pu#-hur-szu2-nu _disz{nisz}_ it,-hu-ni
22'. [...]-du# i-te-i-u2 muh-hi
23'. [...] i-ki-lu i-na-i-lu _igi-min_-ia
24'. [...]-te#-qu u2-ram#-mu-u2 ki-sza2-du
25'. [...]-ha#-s,u tu-le-e it-te-[x]
26'. [...] il#-pu-tam ra-'i#?-ba#? id-du#-u2#
27'. [...]-bi#-ia ip-pu-hu i-sza2-ta#?
28'. [...]-hu# u2-na-ti-ia5 ut-ti#-[x]
reverse
1. [...] u2-la#-'i-bu ha#-[x-x]
2. [x]-re#-ti#-ia# u2#-la#-'i-ib u2-nisz-szu pi-ti#-ri#
3. [x]-na# zaq-ru i#-bu#-tam i-ga-ri-isz
4. [x]-ti# rap-szat u2-ba-isz usz-ni-i-la#
5. ki#-i u2-lil-te an-na-bi-ik bu-pa-nisz an-na-di
6. a-lu-u2 zu-um-ri i-te-di-iq s,u-ba-ti
7. ki-ma szu-usz-kal-li u2-kat3-ti-man-ni szit-tu2
8. pal-s,a-a-ma ul i-na-at,-t,al i-na-a-a
9. pi-ta-a-ma ul i-szim-ma-a uz-na-a-a
10. kal pag-ri-ia i-ta-haz ri-mu-tu2
11. mi-szit-tu im-ta-qut eli _uzu-mesz_-ia
12. man-gu# is,-bat i-di-ia
13. lu#-'#-tu2 im-ta-qut eli bir-ki-ia
14. ma#-sza2-ma na-mu-szi-sza2 szi-pa#-a-a
15. [mi-ih]-s,u# szuk-szu-du u2-nap-paq ma#-[aq-ti]-isz#
16. [x]-du-ud mu#-tu i#-te-rim pa#-ni#-ia#
17. [...] sa#-sa-ni-ma sza-'i-li ul# ap#-pal
18. [...] _a_ i-bak-ku-u ra-man ul# [...] x#
19. _asz_# pi#-ia# na-ah-bal na# [...] ma#
20. u3# nap#-ra#-ku# si-ki-ir szap# [...] ia#
21. ba#-bi e-di-il pi-hi masz-qu# [...] a#
22. ar2#-kat bu-bu-te ka-tim ur [...] di#
23. [...] na#-an# szum-ma da-ad-da-risz a#-la#-'#-ut#
24. [...] x# _ugu_#-ia im#-tar#-s,u#
25. [...] si#?-le#?-e#? [...]
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26'. mesz-re-tu-u-a su-up-pu-ha i-ta-ad-da-a a-hi-tum
27'. ina ru-ub-s,i-ia a-bit ki-i al-pi
28'. ub-tal-lil ki-i _udu-nita2_ ina ta-ba-asz2-ta-ni-ia
29'. _sa-gig_-ki-ia isz-hu-t,u _{lu2}masz-masz_
30'. u3 te-re-ti-ia _{lu2}hal_ u2-tesz2-szi
31'. ul u2-sza2-pi a-szi-pu szi-kin mur-s,i-ia
32'. u3 a-dan-na si-li-'-ti-ia _{lu2}hal_ ul# [id]-din#
33'. ul i-ru-s,a _dingir szu-min_ ul is,#-bat#
34'. ul i-ri-man-ni _dingir_isz-ta-ri i-da-a-a ul il#-lik#
35'. pe-ti _ki-mah_ ir-szu-u2 szu-ka-nu#-u#-a#
36'. a-di la mi-tu-ti-i-ma bi-ki-tum gam-rat#
37'. [kal] ma#-ti#-ia ki-i ha-bil2 iq-bu#-ni#
38'. [...] ha#-[ ] -u2#-a# im-me-ru [...]-szu2#
39'. [...]-ri# ka-bat-ta-szu2 [...]
40'. [...] kim-ti#-[ia]
41'. [...] -su#-un i-[kil]
  single ruling
42'. [...] e-le-e na-sza2-sza2
43'. [...] ne2#-me-qi2# [...]

Consult previous versions and their differences
Consult sign list of Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)
Consult word list of Neo-Assyrian (ca. 911-612 BC)

  • Artifact type: Tablet
  • Material: Clay
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  • history: Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers text, text II:H (with join (+) K 08396)

    [Oshima2014PoemsPious] Oshima, Takayoshi. 2014. Babylonian Poems of Pious Sufferers : Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi and the Babylonian Theodicy. Orientalische Religionen in Der Antike 14.

  • history: Lambert, Wilfred G., BWL (1963) pl. 06, K 03323+

    [sec102715] N.d.

  • history: Langdon, Babyloniaca 07, 229 pl. 13

    [sec102716] N.d.

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  • Museum No.: BM —
  • Accession No.: K 03323 + K 18186 + Rm 0444 + Rm 0941 (+) K 08396

  • Provenience: Nineveh (mod. Kuyunjik)
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Created Creator Type Authors Project Reviewer Status Action
2023-09-09 at 18:41:45 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-07-05 at 18:58:16 Rattenborg, Rune Artifact Rattenborg, Rune Geomapping Landscapes of Writing Rattenborg, Rune approved View
2023-06-15 at 20:38:30 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
2023-01-21 at 07:56:19 Pagé-Perron, Émilie Artifact Földi, Zsombor J.; Jiménez, Enrique; Pagé-Perron, Émilie Electronic Babylonian Library Pagé-Perron, Émilie approved View
2017-01-19 at 10:17:14 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2016-01-31 at 18:38:30 Englund, Robert K. Atf Englund, Robert K. CDLI approved View
2010-02-17 at 00:00:00 CDLI Artifact Michalowski, Piotr The British Museum Collection CDLI approved View

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Cite this Artifact
“CDLI Literary 002701.02, Ex. 004 Artifact Entry.” (2010) 2023. Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). September 9, 2023. https://cdli.ucla.edu/P394941.
CDLI Literary 002701.02, ex. 004 artifact entry (No. P394941). (2023, September 9). Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). https://cdli.ucla.edu/P394941 (Original work published 2010)
CDLI Literary 002701.02, ex. 004 artifact entry (2023) Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI). Available at: https://cdli.ucla.edu/P394941 (Accessed: June 13, 2024).
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	year = {2023},
	month = {sep 9},
	title = {CDLI {Literary} 002701.02, ex. 004 artifact entry},
	url = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P394941},
	howpublished = {https://cdli.ucla.edu/P394941},
}

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