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Primary publication: RIME composite
Author: Frayne, Douglas R.
Publication date: 1990
Secondary publication(s): CT 21, pl. 47-50 BM 091083
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CDLI no.: P448500
UCLA Library ARK 21198/zz002fwn1t
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Catalogue: 20130120 cdliadmin
Transliteration: Foxvog, Daniel A.
Translation: Foxvog, Daniel A.
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Genre: Royal/Monumental
Sub-genre: composite
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Composite no.: Q002222sum
Language: Sumerian
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Object type: other (see object remarks)
Material: composite
Object remarks: composite text
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Provenience: Sippar-Yahrurum (mod. Tell Abu Habbah)
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Period: Old Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
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Date of Origin: Samsu-iluna.00.00.00
Dates referenced: Samsu-iluna.00.00.00
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1. u4 an {d}en-lil2
#tr.en: When An and Enlil,
2. lugal an-ki-bi-da-ke4
#tr.en: the kings of heaven and earth,
3. {d}marduk dumu-sag
#tr.en: toward Marduk, the first-born son
4. {d}en-ki-ka-ra
#tr.en: of Enki,
5. igi hul2-la-ne-ne-a
#tr.en: their joyful eyes
6. in-szi-in-bar-re-esz-a
#tr.en: did direct,
7. nam-en ub-da limmu2-ba
#tr.en: the rule of the four world quarters
8. mu-na-an-szum2-mu-usz-a
#tr.en: did give to him,
9. {d}a-nun-na-ke4-ne-er
#tr.en: before the Anunna gods
10. mu mah-a mi-ni-in-sa4-esz-a
#tr.en: his exalted name did call,
11. ka2-dingir-ra{ki}
#tr.en: and Babylon's
12. suhusz-bi an-ki-gin7
#tr.en: foundation, like that of heaven and earth
13. mu-na-an-ge-ne2-esz-a
#tr.en: did make firm for him -
14. u4-ba {d}marduk
#tr.en: then Marduk,
15. {d}en-lil2 kalam-ma-na
#tr.en: the Enlil of his land,
16. dingir nam-ku3-zu
#tr.en: the god who wisdom
17. an-dim2-dim2-me-a
#tr.en: creates,
18. sa-am-su-i-lu-na
#tr.en: to me, Samsu-iluna,
19. lugal la-la-ni i3-me-en-na-ta
#tr.en: who is the king his delight,
20. kur-kur kilib3-ba-bi
#tr.en: of all those lands
21. nam-sipa-bi ak-de3
#tr.en: to exercise their shepherding
22. ma-an-szum2
#tr.en: he did give me,
23. kalam-ma-ni
#tr.en: and his country
24. u3-sal-la nu2-de3
#tr.en: to make lie down in riverine meadows,
25. ug3 dagal-la-ni
#tr.en: and his wide-spread people
26. silim-ma du-ri2-sze3 tum2-tum2-mu-de3
#tr.en: to lead forever in well-being,
27. a2 gal hu-mu-da-an-ag2
#tr.en: he issued to me (these) great instructions.
28. sa-am-su-i-lu-na
#tr.en: I, Samsu-iluna,
29. lugal kal-ga
#tr.en: the mighty king,
30. lugal ka2-dingir-ra{ki}
#tr.en: king of Babylon,
31. lugal an-ub-da limmu2-ba
#tr.en: king who among the four world quarters
32. ka tesz2-a bi2-in-si3-ga-me-en
#tr.en: established harmony,
33. usu ni2-ga2
#tr.en: by my own power
34. igi-gal2 gal-mu-ta
#tr.en: and through my great intelligence,
35. bad3 an-za-gar3-{d}en-lil2-la2{ki}
#tr.en: the fort Dimat-Enlil
36. {d}nin-hur-sag-ga2
#tr.en: for Ningursaga
37. ama in-dim2-en-na-mu-usz
#tr.en: the mother who created me,
38. bad3 pa3-da{ki}
#tr.en: the fort Pada
39. {d}iszkur a2-dah-mu-ke4
#tr.en: for Iškur my helper,
40. bad3 la-ga-ba{ki}
#tr.en: the fort Lagaba
41. {d}nanna
#tr.en: for Nanna
42. dingir sag du-mu-sze3
#tr.en: the god who goes at my head,
43. bad3 iri ia-bu-szum{ki}
#tr.en: the fort Iri-Iabušum
44. {d}lugal-{gesz}asal2
#tr.en: for Šar-ṣarbatim
45. mu nam-lugal-la-mu-um
#tr.en: because my kingship
46. bi2-ib2-gu-ul-la-asz
#tr.en: he had made very great,
47. bad3 iri gu-la-ba8{ki}
#tr.en: the fort Iri-Gulaba
48. u3 bad3 u2-s,i-a-na-er3-ra{ki}
#tr.en: and the fort Uṣi-ana-Erra
49. {d}nergal
#tr.en: for Nergal
50. tu10 lu2-erim2-mu-um
#tr.en: because the smiting of my foes
51. bi2-in-ak-a-asz
#tr.en: he did accomplish,
52. 6(disz) bad3 gal-gal-la-bi
#tr.en: these six great fortressess
53. su-mu-la-il3
#tr.en: which Sūmû-la-Il,
54. a-a gu-la-mu
#tr.en: my forefather
55. pa-bil2-ga 5(disz)-kam-ma-mu
#tr.en: my fifth(-generation) ancestor,
56. mi-ni-in-du3-a
#tr.en: did build,
57. nam-sumun-ba ni2-te-a-ne-ne-a
#tr.en: but which in their old age by themselves
58. i3-szub-szub-bu-usz-am3
#tr.en: did collapse,
59. sza3 iti 2(disz)-kam-ma-ta
#tr.en: within two months
60. szeg12-bi mi-ni-du8
#tr.en: their bricks I had made,
61. gal-bi im-mi-du3
#tr.en: and I rebuilt them in a grand fashion.
62. sag-ne-ne hur-sag-gin7 mi-ni-il2
#tr.en: Their tops I raised up like mountains,
63. kilib3 kur-kur-ra-ke4
#tr.en: (and thus) of the whole of the lands
64. suhusz-bi mi-ni-ge-en
#tr.en: their foundations I made secure.
65. ka2-dingir-ra{ki}
#tr.en: Babylon's
66. mu-bi hu-mu-ni-mah
#tr.en: name I made supreme,
67. an-ub-da limmu2-ba he2-bi2-diri
#tr.en: and within the four world quarters I truly made it pre-eminent.
68. ni2 me-lam2
#tr.en: The fearsomeness of the divine radiance
69. nam-lugal-la-mu
#tr.en: of my kingship
70. za3 an-ki-ke4 he2-en-dul
#tr.en: truly covered the edges of heaven and earth.
71. ur5-sze3-am3
#tr.en: For this,
72. dingir gal-gal-e-ne
#tr.en: the great gods
73. igi zalag-ga-ne-ne-a
#tr.en: their shining faces
74. hu-mu-szi-in-bar-re-esz
#tr.en: they directed towards me,
75. nam-ti-la {d}nanna-gin7
#tr.en: and life, which like (the moon-god) Nanna
76. iti-iti-da mu2-mu2-da
#tr.en: waxes month after month,
77. nam-sipa ub-da limmu2-ba
#tr.en: shepherdship of the four world quarters
78. silim-ma du-ri2-sze3 ak-da
#tr.en: to exercise in well-being forever,
79. sza3 kur-ku-da-mu
#tr.en: the desire of my heart
80. dingir-gin7 sa2-di-da
#tr.en: to attain like a god,
81. u4-szu2-sze3 sag il2-la
#tr.en: (and) daily with an uplifted head
82. asila sza3 hul2-la-ta du-du-da
#tr.en: to walk in joy and happiness
83. sag-e-esz hu-mu-rig7-esz
#tr.en: they presented to me as a gift.