SAA 04 317. Query Concerning an Illness of Assurbanipal (PRT 106) [medical]

Obverse
o 1o 1

BE NA GAR GÍR-ma a-ḫe-e ŠUB-MEŠ

(1) The 'station' is present. If the 'paths' are two, and they lie separately: change of mind, change of spirit. The expedition you have planned will collapse and you will undertake another. The plans of kings in chamber will come to naught, and they will conceive others.

o 22

  nu-kúr GALGA MÌN-e KU.KU KASKAL tak-pu-du

o 33

  ŠUB-ma MAN-tim-ma DU-ak LUGAL-MEŠ ina UKKIN

o 44

  INIM-MEŠ-šú-nu ŠUB-MEŠ-ma šá-na-tim-ma TUŠ.A-MEŠ

o 55

BE-ma ana - a-su-ti -ma .A.ZU ana GIG

(5) If you make an extispicy for the practice of medicine, the physician shall not touch the patient: the diviner shall not make a prognosis.

o 66

  ŠU.2-su la ub-bal .ḪAL ME.A NU GAR-an

o 77

  IZI.GAR tas-ri-ir-ru

(7) A deceitful omen.

o 88

BE PA ina MURUB₄-šú IGI BE SILIM GIM ḪAL tam-ṭa-a-ti

(8) A bifurcation faces in its middle the gall bladder. If the 'well-being' is like the HAL-sign: diminution.

o 99

BE GÍR 150 ŠUB.TE GAR-MEŠ MÁŠ SILIM-im

(9) The 'path' on the left of the gall bladder and the 'base of the throne' are present. The 'increment' is normal.

o 1010

BE ina MURUB₄ EDIN U MURUB₄ GÌR RA-at GÌR .GUB.BA šá KUR KÚR

(10) If there is a 'foot'-mark in the middle of the middle surface of the 'finger,' it is the foot-mark of an ecstatic of the enemy's country.

o 1111

BE AN.TA-tum EDIN MUR šá 15 i-bir 16 ŠÀ.NIGIN

(11) The upper part extends beyond the surface of the right lung. The coils of the colon are 16 in number, and are of equal height.

o 1212

  KI a-ḫa-meš e-te-el-lu-ú

o 1313

BE UMUR MURUB₄ SUḪUŠ- BAR GAG.ZAG.GA SAG-su BAR-ma DU₈ u 150-šú na-pár-qud

(13) The base of the middle 'finger' of the lung is 'loose.' If the top of the breast-bone is split in the center and its left side lies on its back: abandonment of a city. For warfare: downfall of a notable.

o 1414

  a-rad! URU ana GIŠ.TUKUL ŠUB-ti SIG-i

o 1515

BE KIŠIB-MEŠ IGI.IGI-ru IGI.IGI-tum

(15) If the vertebrae are visible: nanmurtu.



o 1616

05 TAG-MEŠ GAR

(16) There are 5 unfavorable features.



o 1717

mAN.ŠÁRDUMU. LUGAL KUR-šur LUGAL -ut ŠU.2-ka

(17) Assurbanipal, king of Assyria, a king created by you, whose present condition is not good,

o 1818

šá i-na-an-na UZU-MEŠ-šú ú-lu DÙG.GA-MEŠ-šú

o 1919

ši-kin GIG-šú i-ṣi ù ma--du

(19) (and) the nature of whose illness, light or serious, is known to your great divinity

o 2020

DINGIR-ut-ka GAL-⸢ti ZU-ú

o 2121

IGI [x x x x x x x x x x x x]

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(Break)

Reverse
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r 1'1'

ITI.GUD UD 26-KÁM lim-mu msa-gab

(r 1) Month Iyyar (II), 26th day, eponymy of Sagab (651).

r 2'2'

m*dŠÚMUPAB mdan-a m30—MAN

(r 2) Marduk-šumu-uṣur, Dannaya, Sin-šarru-ibni, reporters.

r 3'3'

EN-MEŠUMUŠ


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 http://oracc.org/saao/P336357/.