CT 46, 44

SEAL no. 1736

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  • BM 95431 (British Museum)BM 95431 (British Museum)
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Tablet Siglum
BM 95431
Measurements
circumference
6.7x6.4
cm
Collection
British Museum, London
Studies
Genre / Classification
Wisdom Literature, dialogue
Provenance
Sippar (mod. Tell Abu Ḥabbah)
Notes

Collated by NW 03.01.2003.

BM catalogue: acquisition date 1901. 

CDLI No. P285851

Text

col. i

1'       [                ] x-du?

2'       [                ]-i-ma re-ši-ka

3'       [                ] x WI at

4'       [                ] ša-ap-ti-ka

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5'       [eb-rum ru-a-š]u° i-ip-pa-al

6'       [pí-a-šu i-pu-ša-am]-ma iz-za-kàr-šum

7'       [                     ] lim-li-ku  

8'       [                    a-na-k]u? ù at-ta

9'       [                    niš?]-ku-un

10'     [... nušē?]-?⌉-iš

rest broken

 

col. ii

1'       x x x [                        ]

2'       ù qá-tim! ša is-ni-qúi?-x⌉ [      ]

 

3'       mi-im-ma-a a-šar-ša-na ṭi-du-u[m?]

4'       nu-uk°-ku°-ur

5'       ki-ma ša-ak-na-ma i-il-la-k[am]

6'       te-ne-še-tum

7'       mi-in-šu at-ta ta-qá-at-tu-ur

8'       a-na ma-da-tim

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9'       eb-rum ru-a-šu i-ip-pa-al

10'     pí-a-šu i-pu-ša-am-ma iz-za-kàr-šum

 

11'     ru-e m[i]-in-šu° la we-du i-li-šu

12'     da-bi-ib mi-ša-ri-im

13'     [m]u-ki-il ki-na-tim

14'     [ki? r]a-ag-gi lu ša-ki-in

15'     [...]-us-B[A/Z[U]

16'     ... RI? [...]

rest broken

 

col. iii

1'       [                                   ]

2'       x[                                   ]

3'       i-b[a? [                           ]

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4'       eb-rum ru-[a-šu i-ip-pa-al]

5'       pí-a-šu i-p[u-ša-am-ma iz-za-kar-šum]

6'       mi-in-šu x[                          ]

7'       -[t]i [                            ]

rest broken

Translation

col. i

1'       [...] ...

2'       [...].. your head,

3'       [...]...

4'       [...] your lips.

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5'       Answering [hi]s [fellow, the friend]

6'       [opened his mouth] and talked to him:

7'       "[......] let them deliberate,

8'       [...... m]e(?) and you.

9'       [......we have pl]aced(?)

10'     [......we have caused] to do(?)"

 

col. ii

1'       "...

2'       ... [...the...] and of the hand which drew near...

3'       Can any clay

4'       be removed elsewhere?

5'       As it is destined so will

6'       humanity go.

7'       Why are you gloomy

8'       over many things?"

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9'       Answering his fellow, the friend

10'     opened his mouth and talked to him:

11'     "Friend! Why does not (even) a single (man), towards his god,

12'     speak justice

13'     (and) be truthful,

14'     (but) indeed behave like a wicked-one?"

15'     ...

 

col. iii

1'–3'  (broken)

4'       [Answering his fell]ow, the friend

5'       [op]ened his mouth [and talked to him:]

6'       "Why ...[ ...]

7'       ...[...]."

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
ibrum, ebrum friend, colleague Human activities/actions,Social status/Groups/Professions [i5'], ii9', iii4'
ilum (DINGIR) god, deity Deities/Divine sphere ii11'
kittum I steadiness, reliability, truth, justice Abstract concepts ii13'
mīšarum justice Abstract concepts ii12'
pûm I (KA) mouth, statement, command, opening Body/Body parts [i6'], ii10', iii5'
raggum wicked, villainous Human activities/actions ii14'
rēšum (SAG) head; beginning; slave Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts i2'
rū'um, rūḫum friend, companion Human activities/actions [i5'], ii9', ii11', iii4'
šaptum lip, rim Body/Body parts i4'
tenēštum mankind, people; human kind Abstract concepts ii6'
ṭīdum clay, mud Materials ii3'
Revision History
Streck, Michael P.
Transliteration, translation, commentary
17/11/09
Wasserman, Nathan
Transliteration, translation, commentary
17/11/09
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
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Wagschal, Avigail
indexing and formatting
11/02/10
Bo, Zhang
Web-indexing
15/02/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections
17/11/10
Streck, Michael P.
Web-formatting
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Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
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Streck, Michael P.
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Streck, Michael P.
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Tulaikova, Yulia
Additions to Notes
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Streck, Michael P.
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