SAA 10 076. Reading Astrological Reports to the King (ABL 1096) [from astrologers]

o 1o 1

[a-na LUGAL EN-ia]

(1) [To the king, my lord: your servant Nabû-ahhe-eriba]. [Good health to the k]ing, my lord! May [Nabû] and Marduk bless the king, my lord!

o 22


o 33

[lu DI-mu a-na] LUGAL EN-ia

o 44


o 55

a-na LUGAL EN-ia

o 66


o 77

ina UGU ú-ìl-ti

(7) Concerning the report on the lunar eclipse about which the king, my lord, wrote to me they used to receive and introduce all astrological reports into the presence of the father of the king, my lord. Afterwards, a man whom the father of the king, my lord, knew, used to read them to the king in a qirsu on the river bank. Nowadays it should be done as it (best) suits the king, my lord.

o 88

ša AN.MI d30

o 99

ša LUGAL be-

o 1010


o 1111

ina IGI AD-šú ša LUGAL

o 1212

EN-ia ú-ìl-a-ti

o 1313


o 1414

gab-bu i-maḫ-ḫu-ru

b.e. 15b.e. 15


b.e. 1616


r 1r 1

ina UGU ÍD

r 22


r 33

ša AD-šú ša LUGAL

r 44

EN-ia ú-da-áš-šú-un-ni

r 55

ina GIŠ.qir-si

r 66

ina IGI LUGAL i-sa-as-si

r 77


r 88

ki ša ina IGI LUGAL

r 99

EN-ia ma-ḫi-ir-u-ni

r 1010


r 1111

[x x x x]+x

rest broken away

(Remainder lost)

Adapted from Simo Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (State Archives of Assyria, 10), 1993. Lemmatised by Mikko Luukko, 2016, 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