SAA 04 322. Will Assurbanipal Survive this Insurrection? (ABL 1368) [military and political]

o 1o 1


(1) [I as]k you, [Ma]nlaharbanuni,

o 22

[a-šá]-⸢ʾa⸣-al-ka TAv ŠÀ da-ba-bi

(2) about this rumor of insurrection which was reported to Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, son of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, thus:

o 33

[an]-ni-i ša si-ḫi ša a-na m-šurA

o 44

LUGAL KUR-šur DUMU m-šurPAB MAN KUR-šur-ma

o 55

iq-bu-u-ni ma⸣-a si-ḫu ina UGU-ḫi-ka*

(5) "They are making an insurrection against you."

o 66

ep-pu-šú m-šurA MAN KUR-šur.KI

(6) Will Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, survive and escape this insurrection?

r 1r 1

i-bal-la-ṭa* ú-še-za-⸢ba*

r 22

TAv ŠÀ si-ḫi an-ni-i

r 33

ina UGU ša si-ḫu ina UGU-ḫi-⸢šu

(r 3) Will he prevail over those who are making the insurrection against him, and will they fall, [and ...]?

r 44

e-pa-šú-u-ni iz-za-a-⸢za*

r 55

i-ma-qa-tu-u [x x x]

r 66

e-zib ša ta-⸢áš⸣-[ṭu-ru]-⸢ma

(r 6) Disregard that a woman has wri[tte]n and placed it before you.

r 77

ina ma-ḫa-⸢ri⸣-ka taš-⸢ku-nu o*

Adapted from Ivan Starr, Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria (State Archives of Assyria, 4), 1990. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2018, as part of the research programme of the Alexander von Humboldt Chair in the Ancient History of the Near and Middle East at LMU Munich (Karen Radner, Humboldt Professorship 2015). The annotated edition is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license 3.0. Please cite this page as