Gilg. OB IM

SEAL no. 1528

Images
  • Van Dijk 1976, 46 obv.Van Dijk 1976, 46 obv.
  • Van Dijk 1976, 46 rev.Van Dijk 1976, 46 rev.
Copy / Photo
pls. 14–15
no. 46 (copy)
Tablet Siglum
IM 21180x
Collection
Iraq Museum, Baghdad
Edition
268–271
Studies
Genre / Classification
Epics, Gilgameš
Text

Obv.

1       […………]

2       [………] ⌈ú-ba-lu-nim?⌉

3       [………] qí-iš-tim

4       [………-t]i iṣ-ṣa-ab-tu

5       […] ab x [x x] x ha x x-at-tim

6       […] x-ma i ni-ú-ši-ib we-da-ni

7       […] x ka-uk?-ka-ab li-x x x x

8       […] x-ma i ni-ši-ib we-da-ni

9       x […] ša erēnim(gišEREN) ma-ṣa-a[r qí-iš-tim]

10     x […]-ṣa-ba-at-sú […]

11     x […] ni ip? pu x […]

12     m[a-…] x ⌈7? ki?⌉-iṣ-ri ḫur!-ša!-ni!⌉ ba x x x [(x x)]

13     zi-za-na-am i-[…]-ra-am-mu-ú ar-ta-am mu-ba-x x [(x x)]

14     ha-[…] x-ru x x-tim ba-ṣu ši im ab x [x] / im

15     i-[x (x) x] x-am x x x-am i-né-er-ma te-ri-ik [(x x)]

16     i-[né-er?] ha-am-ši-šu-ú

17     ⌈di-x (x) x ir-ta-hi-iṣ qí-iš?-tam <ša>erēnim(gišEREN)?⌉ mu-ša-bi-i-li

18     E-nu-na-ki pu-zu-ra-mi-ip-te

19     wa-al-dam ṣe!-ri-im mi-it!-lu-ka-am i-le-’ì is-sà-qá-r[a-am] a-na ib-ri-[šu]

20     i-na du-ni-ka-ma ma-ṣa-ra-am te-né-ra-am

21     mi-nu-ú-um ú-ba-ta-kúm? qí-iš-tam ša GIŠ

22     šu-né-el šu-pi-a-am erēnam(gišEREN) ši-ha-am ša mu-ha-šu ša-ma-a-a ša-an-nu

23     lu-pu-uš daltam(gišIG) ša qá-na ru-pu-ús-sa

24     a-a ir-ši?⌉ ša-ga-ma-am si-pa-am li-li-ik?⌉

25     a!(DIŠ)-ma-at le-ta-ša qá-na ru-pu-ús-sa

26     a-a iṭ-he-ši-im a-hu-um i-lu-um li-ra-a[m!-ši]

27     a-na bi-ti En-líl li-bé-el Pu-ra-[a]t-tum

28     li-ih-du-ú-ma um-ma-an Nippur(NIBRU)k[i]

29     li-ri-ís-si-im En-líl

 

Rev.

30     […………]

31–3 Illegible traces.

34     [x (x)] x ub-ba-la-ši-na-ti na-[…]

35     [x x x]-ak-bu i-di x x x […] / […]

36     x (x) x i-mi-dam-ma ni-x x x […]

37     [x x x]-ma me-e i-za-x x x [x x x] x

38     [x x x x] x-im-ma me-e i-za-x x [x x x] x

39     i-x x x x ma x x ra a [x x x x] x-im

40–7 Illegible traces.

48–57 Surface missing.

 

Up. Ed.

58     [………]-ri-im?⌉ [(x)]

59     [………] x-ri-bu [(x)]

Translation

1       Not preserved.

2       [...] they bring.

3       [...] forest,

4       [...] they held (hands?)

5       [...] ...

6       [...] and let us sit down on our own.

7       [...] star ...

8       [...] and let us sit down on our own.

9       [...] of the cedar, the guardian [of the forest],

10     [...] will seize him [...]

11     [...] ... [...],

12     [...] 7 knots ...

13     ... [...] ... foliage ...,

14     [...] ...

15     [...] ... he smote and ...,

16     he [smote] five times.

17     ... he went trampling through the forest cedar,

18     he discovered the secret abode of the Anunanki gods.

19     The wild-born was able to give counsel, he said to his friend:

20     “By your strength alone you slew the guardian,

21     what will now fell for you the forest of wood?

22     Lay down, make beautiful for me a tall cedar,

         whose top vies with the heavens!

23     I will make a door whose breadth is a reed-length,

24     let it not have a pivot, let it travel (in) the door jamb.

25     Its side will be a cubit, a reed-length its breadth,

26     may no stranger draw near it, may a god have love for [it!].

27     To the house of Enlil the Euphrates shall take it,

28     may the folk of Nippur rejoice and

29     may Enlil delight in it!”

Remainder too damaged for translation.

 

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
Anunnakkū, Enunnakkū DN Deities/Divine sphere 18
artum branches, foliage 13
daltum (GIŠ.IG) door Fabricated objects 23
Enlil DN 27, 29
erēnum (gišEREN) cedar 9, 17, 22
kakkabum (MUL) star, meteor Nature/Cosmological phenomena 7
kiṣrum knot, concentration, group, lump Fabricated objects 12
Nippur GN GN 28
Purattum Euphrates 27
qištum (GIŠ.TIR) forest, wood Flora,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 3, [9], 17, 21
šagammum upper door hinge? 24
šamû I (AN) sky, heaven Nature/Cosmological phenomena 22
ṣērum (EDIN) back, upperside, steppe, open country, towards Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts,Locations/Buildings,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 19
sippum (door-)jamb Fabricated objects 24
Revision History
Hess, Christian W.
Transliteration
Streck, Michael P.
Translation and commentary
Hess, Christian W.
Cataloguing
01/01/12
Streck, Michael P.
Images
04/06/19