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Mighty lord, who
Whom the gods with command and counsel (o) ...

In kingdom mighty and
15 At his word demonė) and ...

The bar of heaven and earth .
Who before him ...
Begetter of the gods, binder of ....

Heaven (and) earth his light (?) all :)...
20 Thou art great, o lord . holding

Thou alone makest great
Thou puttest(?) thy name
When Samas rises

Lord, thou puttest)
25 ] scepter and government

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Notes. This interesting tablet is very unfortunately badly broken. It is addressed to Bel, the obverse containing apparently his names or attributes in the first column, and what may be an explanation of them, in the second. The reverse contains a hymn in his honor. This I have transliterated and offer a translation, which may, of 20 course, in several places be incorrect. As this tablet with others of the same nature will soon be published by the British Museum authorities, a discussion of the attributes in the obverse may be postponed.

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bêlu rabî šarru ilâni (il)Nin-ib -pu-ra-
a-na ru-bi-e ti-ri-

ķa-ti (
a-na ma-hir (is)hat-ți (is)kussi à [

a-na šak kanakki ša ķa-ti-ia [
5 um-ma (il)Nin-ib belu rabû mår (il)EN-LIL [

-šú-ša-ku ra-'a-ba-ku si-na-ku [
-šú-ša-ku man-nu

li
ra-'a-ba-ku man-nu

li ci-na-ku a-na bîti-ia man-nu [

Translation.

The great lord, the king of the gods, Ninib has sent (me(:)
To the great one, the desire of (my] hands [

To the holder of sceptre, throne, and [
To the governor, who |

) my hands [
5 Saying thus: Ninib, the great lord, the child of Bel

Thy trouble,* thy rage, thy anger (
Thy trouble, who may (

Thy rage, who may [

Thy anger to (?) my house who [
Who the speaker is in the first four lines is uncertain.

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XIX. K. 9270 + K. 9289. Lines 1--18 are a duplicate of VATh 281 + 306 + Frag. (Reis. No. 20b) 11. 1-19 (VATh has one Semitic line). Similar are VATh 168 + 275 (REIS. No. 20a) and VATh 284 (REIS. No. 18). Lines 25 ff. are a duplicate of VATh 580, Obv. (Reis. No. 34) to which a (badly damaged) Semitic translation is given.

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XX. -- 80, 7-19, 125.

In this text the šumê şardîte appear in the same order as in VATH 408 + 2179, Rev. (Reis, p. 73). The right half of the lines

( appears also to be the same.

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Lines 2–18, Rev. are a duplicate of VATh 55 (Reis. No. 48) Rev. 40-54 (right side). Compare also REs. pp. 35. 50. 53 &c. With 11. 21 ff. cf. Reis. p. 29, 16 ff.

XXII. --- K. 9480.

be-lit ......

K. 9480 is addressed to the goddess Nanà. It begins 25 a-na (il Na-na-a mărtu reš-ti-tu ka-rit-tum na-ram-ti ilâni(pl) ahê-ša (0)

i-lat ta-na-da-a-ti si-i-me ru--šu-u-ti ša ul .... ti-na-at bi . . . . . (il Sin ti--ka-ri ta-li-mat (il) Sa-mašnu-ur ilàni(pl) rabûti(pl) ... ) Šap1)

That is, To Nanâ, the chief daughter, the courageous, the favorite of the gods, her brethren,

Mistress . . . . goddess of glory(pl), of splendid appearance(pl), which she does not ...

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* {For uššušaku 'I am distressed' see IV R 10, 46; ZIMMERN, Busspsalmen, p. 64, 1. 4; KAT3, 611 and yoyo3D. UW Y 6, 8; WEE933 y 31, 12 (6 {rapéron, I conturbatus est, s sxs and abirx, Arab. is to pain, distress (auts ies

P. H.

.(تنی

.. of Sin, the exalted, the twin of Šamaš, the light of the great gods.

The rest of the tablet is too broken to permit a connected translation.

The form tiškaru is evidently another form of tiskaru; cf. the 5

.in their different forms שקף and זקף ,שקר and סקר roots

For Nos. XXIII-XXXV cf. the remarks in the Index on p. 615f.

XXXVI. 81, 2-4, 247. This contains the šumê kardûti in the same order as many texts in Reis. e. 8. REIS. p. 29, 1 ff.; p. 32, Rev. 5 ff.; p. 46, 2 ff. CT XV, 10 10

5 (No. 13963) Obv. 3-81 is a duplicate of 11. 1-7; cf. also No. 29623, Obv. 3 ff. (CT XV, 13).

XXXVII. K. 9299. This is in part a duplicate of VATh 267 + 1838 + Frag. (Reis. No. 23, p. 47). Lines 1-8 of our text are not found in the Baby- 15 lonian duplicate; 11. 9-22 are however a duplicate, with a few different readings, of ll. 1-13 of the obv, of the Berlin tablet. Similar are VATh 219 (REIS. P. 48) and VATh 427 (REIS. P. 11). Cf. also K. 4620 which is also a duplicate of VATh 267.

For Nos. XXXVIII-XLI see the Index on p. 615f.

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XLII. K. 7226. This tablet is a duplicate of 79, 7–8, 132 (No. 67 in ZIMMERN'S Ritualtafeln) but with noteworthy differences. In 79, 7-8, 132 šade (in Bêlit šadê) occupies the place of nârâti(pl) in our tablet; in the former also are missing line 3 of the obv. and 11. 7–9 of the rev. 25 In Obv. 3, Rev. 7, 9, 10 I would prefer the reading zêrišu instead of ina måtišu as ZIMMERN reads, and I would suggest this reading for the end of Nos. 66 and 68, concerning which ZIMMERN is in doubt. K. 7226, Obv. 8 ends i imêru 20 ĶA akal si-e-pi. The corresponding line in ZR, No. 67 reads 15 ĶA akal KIL-RA(pl). The inference zo would be natural that KIL-RA is the ideogram of sepu; as however the measures are different, and because sêpu occurs in the succeeding line, in ZR 67, this will not be the case.

For Nos. XLIII and XLIV cf. the Index.

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XLV. K. 9296.
Assyrian and bilingual. The name Ištar occurs Obv. 15.

XLVI. K. 8862. Probably pertains to the ritual. (il)Adad bêl birî (l. 8) and puhàdu (1. 6) occur frequently in ZR. L. 7 may be read kêma šamni at-a) ilâni rabiti.

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L and LI.

K. 6160 and K. 3853.

These two fragments belong to the ritual tablets such as ZIMMERN has published. I cannot vouch for my copies in every particular.

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A ritual tablet, and apparently belonging to the same class as 10 those combined by ZIMMERN, Nos. 1—20. The order of the gods'

names in Col. II, 14 f. is the same as in ZR, Nos. 1-20, l. 27 ff.

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A ritual tablet. The colophon has the same peculiarities as that published by ZIMMERN, p. 134 f.

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LVIII.

K. 2920.

Rev. 13 (in the middle) may be ša skuteri ki-ni ig-su-ul &c. i. e. ša paššůru.

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May be part of a hymn in honor of the sun-god or god of fire.

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LXIII.

K. 5124.

From the words þarradu, kakku, imhullu and abubu it may be conjectured that this is part of a hymn in praise of Marduk.

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Lines 7 ff. are a duplicate (Assyrian) of VATh 283 Rev. 2 ff. 25 (Reis. p. 46, 2 ff.); also of Reis. pp. 32, 5 ff.; 42, 4 ff.; 50, 5 ff.; 52, 16 ff.;

53, 15 ff.; cf. pp. 78, 23 ff.; 121, 22 ff. (b).

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Rev. 7 seems to give the name of a king of Chaldea ) varduknišê šar mât Ral-du.

Glossary.

17 18.

Rev. 17.

.אלח

abu, father.
a-bu šamé(e) u irși-

iku, ditch.

ina rap-šu iku u petim D.T. 46, Rev. 9.

al-gu K. 11173, Obv, 10. ax, be clear, bright. I, 2 li-te- ekiam, as, like, K. 3153, Rev.2) 15. 16. bi-ib K. 5245, Obv. 2.; II, I ir-și-tim ub-ba-bu (EL) K. 11 173, Rev 7, 8; ub-bi-bu, akukûtum, storm (?) Tab.of. Cr. (KING) Rev. 9 10;

II, 2 ú-tab-ba-ba (LAH-LAH) Vol. I, p. 228, 37; K. 2875, Introd. K. 2920, Obv. 1415.

makalu. ina bu-ur ma-ka-li-šu So. abûbu, storm, flood.

a-bu-bu (A.

7-19, 125, Rev. 1/2. MÍ-TC) K. 5124, Obv. (?) 22 23.

ikmû (?) or ulmû (?). ik(:, }, g-mu-ú sax, to submerge, to flood, K. 2875, zaķ-tu K. 3600, Col. I, 3, note. 7 8 note.

ela (= elat?) e la ša-a-ša man-7724 abru, fem. form abrutu, Reis. p. 109, mi-na-li ip-pu-K. 3600, Col. IV, 9. 79'80; K. 2875, Introduction.

ullânu. ša ul-la-nu--ju D.T. 46, rax, to destroy. ša-me-e man-nu i-bu-ut (GUL) 81, 2-4, 247, 13 14.

ul-lu-hu SUD-SCD:) | sakII, 2 ú-tub-ba-tum (GUL-GUL) K. 9291, nu K. 9299, 16/17 (= REIS. P. 48); cf.

IV R. 9, 198, aggu. as-ga libba-ka (ŠA-ÍB-BA-zu)

(bv. 4'5.

.אלך

ana bîti-šu illak (written DCK. 11 174, Obv. 28, 29

ak) K. 5245, Obv. 7. agû, crown. ina a-gi-e (MIR) þar-ni alaktu. — a-lak-ti an lu ....K, 6497, 5; K. 11 173, Rev. 13 14. 21 22. 19 20.

cf. l. 4. agû, current, stream. Written 53x, be bright, pure.

II, I mas. A-MI-A K, 257, 79 (ASKT 126 ff.); K. 2875, maš-šu ša-me-e ul-la-lu (AZAG) K. 11 173, Introd.

Rev. 7/8; ul-li-lu Rev. 9. 10. ugaru. ana ekli (A-ŠA) ugari (A- mutlilû, purifier. mut-li-li-i IMĶIR) an-ni-e ta-lim-ma

İL-İL-I K. 9279, 1/2. AD-A K. 8862, Rev. 3. 7.

ulmû, see ikmů. udditum, uditum.

Written KI K.2875, amtu, maid, K. 2875, Introd. 27 28, note.

ema, in, at. e-ma (il)Šamaš 2-53 AD-LIL. (amel)AD-LIL ša ri-im-[ki] D.T. 46, Rev. 23. K. 7924, Obv. Col. II, 9.

7984. en-du (permans.) K. 1279, uddu. šamêie) irșitim(tim) ud-di-šu

Obv. il. mag-bu D.T. 46, Rev. 19.

1798 (?). i-mu-u K. 6465, 5. 7. 9. I. idlu K. 2004, Rev. 16, 17, note.

amâtu, speech, word, K, 2875, Intr. edimmu. pu-hur e-di-im-ma

emûtu, relationship, K. 2004, Rev. E-KA-DIRIG-GI K. 3479, Obv. 11 12. 22 23, note.

adannu. a-na a-dan-ni-šú ik-šú-du- imhullu, bad wind, storm. inšu K. 3479, Obv. I, a-dan-nu K. 9480, hull-lu] IM-HUL [ ] K. 5124, Obv.(?) Oby. 12.

20/21. -18, urru, light, K. 2875, Introd.

ummu, mother.

um-mi ilânil Pl) raazû, wise. a-zu-íí mu-du-ui K. 3600, bus-ti] (= DAGAL dim-me-ir gal-gal-e;. Col. IV, 7, note.

K. 5118, Obv. 13/14. ša nam-ri-ri iz-zu-ti (= IM- immu, hot. im-ma (NE-MA) u ka. GAL-SÚR-RA) K. 5261, 2 3.

şa-a K. 3153 Rev.(?) 5/6. urtu. ša ilînii pl) ur.ti u mil-ku(?) ! umma, thus, as follows, K. 2764, I.T. 46, Rev. 13.

ezzu,

Obv. 5.

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