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CDLI Literary 000339, ex. 021
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Primary publicationCDLI Literary 000339, ex. 021
Author(s)CDLI
Publication date2014ff.
Secondary publication(s)Gadd, Cyril J. & Shaffer, Aaron, UET 6 (1963, 1966, 2006) 0015
CollectionBritish Museum, London, UK
Museum no.BM โ€”
Accession no.
ProvenienceUr (mod. Tell Muqayyar)
Excavation no.U โ€”
PeriodOld Babylonian (ca. 1900-1600 BC)
Dates referenced00.00.00.00
Object typetablet
Remarks
Materialclay
LanguageSumerian
GenreLiterary
Sub-genreETCSL 1.03.02 Inanna and Ebih ('Decad no. 08') (witness)
CDLI comments
Catalogue source20061205 cdliadmin_veldhuis
ATF sourcePeterson, Jeremiah
TranslationPeterson, Jeremiah
UCLA Library ARK21198/zz001x7fwr
Composite no.Q000339
Seal no.
CDLI no.P346100

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obverse
1. a2 mah#-bi#-sze3 gu4 mah ga-ba-szi-in-DU
en: I want to bring a great bull against its supreme power(?)
2. a2 tur-bi-sze3 gu4# tur# ga-ba-szi-in-DU
en: I want to bring a small bull against its small power(?)
3. hub2 ga-mu-un-szub e#-[...]-x ku3-ga ga-mu-ni-in-sar
en: I want to run(?) there, I want to chase the holy skipping rope there
4. hur#-sag#-ga2 me3 ga-ba#-DU#-DU szen-szen ga-ba-ab-sar#-sar
en: In the mountain I want to continually go(?) to(?) battle, I want to chase the battle(?)
5. ti mar-rux(TE)-am3 si# ga-bi2-ib2#-sa2#
en: I shall set the arrow that is (in) my quiver(?) straight
6. a2-sig3 ebih2-bi ga-ba-ab-sur-sur
en: I want to twist slingstones (together) like a heavy rope
7. {gesz}gid2-da nig2 su-ub ga-ba-ab#-ak
en: I want to polish the spear
8. {gesz}illar gesz {kusz}gurx(ZI)ur3-ra si#! bi2-ib2#-[...]-sa2#?
en: I(!?) want to have the throwstick and shield(!?) set in order
9. tir us2!-sa-bi izi ga-x-[...]
en: I want to strike its adjoining forests with fire
10. hul-du-bi-sze3 {uruda}ha-zi#-in# ga#-x-x-ti#?
en: I want to ... the hazin axe against its evildoers
11. a2-nigin2-bi {d}gibil6 lu2 sikil#?-la#?-[...] ga#-ba-an-du12-du12
en: I want to station Gibil the purifier to work in its standing water
12. hur-sag# lam#-[...] szu# nu#-te#?-ga2# [...] ga#-ba#-ni-ib2-su
en: I want to submerge/make distant(?) its aura among(?) the mountain range of Aratta, which no hand can approach
13. iri an-ne2 nam ba-ku5-da-gin7 [...]-an#-gi4-gi4
en: Like a city cursed by An, it shall not return it to its place, to its place!

reverse
1. {d}en-lil2-le sag-ki gid2-da-gin7 gu2# [...]-zi-zi
en: Like one frowned at by Enlil, it shall not raise its neck there(?)
2. kur-re in-ti-gu10 he2#-ku-kur
en: The mountain should wish for/observe(?) my way
3. {d}ebih{ki} ka-tar-ra-gu10 he2#-si#-il#-le# me#-tesz2 hu-mu-i-i
en: Ebih should praise me, Ebih should extol me
4. an lugal dingir-re-e-ne-ke4 mu#-x-ni-x-gi4-gi4
en: An, the king of the gods, was replying
5. lu2#?-tur-gu10! kur al bi2-in-du11 sza3#-[...] a#-na ab#-be2
en: My child, you(?) have desired the mountain, (but) what will its midst accomplish(?)
6. in!-nin-me-en kur al bi2-in-du11# [... a]-na# ab-be2
en: You are the lady, the one who has desired the mountain, (but) what will (its) midst accomplish(?)
7. {d#}inanna-me-en kur al bi2#-in#-du11# [... a]-na# ab-be2
en: You are Inanna, the one who has desired the mountain, (but) what will (its) midst accomplish(?)
8. hur-sag# {d#}ebih#{ki#?}-[...] sza3#? a#!?-na ab-be2
en: (You are the one) who has desired the mountain range of Ebih, (but) what will (its) midst accomplish(?)
9. ki#-[...] im#-da#?-ri
en: The abode/station of the gods is imposed with a furious aura
10. ki#!?-tusz# [...] {d}a-nun#-na#-[...]-zi#? he2-em-duh-duh
en: And thus(?) a radiance is released upon the holy dwelling of the Anuna
11. hur-sag-ga2! me!-lam2-bi husz-a kur#-kur#-[...]-ri
en: The red/furious aura of the mountain range is imposed upon the lands
12. sukud#-da-bi#? an#?-na# si?-bi x x x [...]-e3#?-a#?
en: Its height is โ€œof heaven"(?), its horn(?) brought out(?) ...


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