Emar 6/1, 371

SEAL no. 7291

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Tablet Siglum
Msk 74147b (+) Msk 74179
Measurements
(Msk 74147b)
circumference
3.1x3.5
cm
(Msk 74179)
circumference
11.3x9.3x3.4
cm
Collection
National Museum of Aleppo
Edition
Studies
Genre / Classification
Incantations, paralysis
Provenance
Emar (mod. Tell Meskene)
Notes
With ritual.
Neo-Assyrian duplicates are STT 136 and K. 9587, for which see von Soden 1974, 341–344.
Text

1       [š]im-ma-tu4 šim-ma-tu4 šim-ma-a[t šīrī(UZU.MEŠ) šim-ma-at qātē šim-ma-at šēpē šim-ma-at šer]’āni (SA.MEŠ)

2       šim-ma-at ṣerri(MUŠ) šim-ma!-at zuqi[qīpi (GÍR.TAB) šim-ma-at mu-t]i

3       ša ta-ba-ni ina zu-ri ta?-’[a-al-di i-na ši-ri-š]u

4       tu-ṣa-bi-ti bur-ke-šu tu-u[n-ni-ši šer’ānšu(SA.MEŠ-šu) tu-ab-b]i-ti

5       tu-uš-ši šīrīšu(UZU.MEŠ-šú) tu-ur-ra-r[i       ]

6       bu-un-na-an-né-šu tu-na-ak-ki-r[i zi-mi-šu tu-šam-l]i-šu púl-ḫa

7       ra-i-ba u te-ri-ta tu-[ša]r-ši-šu ḫ[a-at-ta pi-ri-it-]ta

8       a-ša-a ri-ša-ta u ši[m-m]a!-at šī[rī (UZU.MEŠ) tal-tak-ni-i]š-šú

9       am-mi-ni rab!-ṣa!-ti-ma t[a-k]a-li šīrī(UZU.MEŠ) [ta-kaṣ-ṣa-ṣ]i  eṣemtišu(uzuGÌR.PAD.DU-šú)

10      ta-ṣi i-ta-ṣi°[i-ma-a]t-ki ša t[u-zaq-qi-ti kul-b]a-ba-ni-iš

11      ša tu-na-as-sà-ḫi! zu-m[u?-ur-šu ša t]u-na-ak-k[i-ri zi-mi-š]ú?!

12      ša tu-uṭ-ṭì ši-kin p[a-ni-šu ša ta-na]-šá-ki [ṣe-ra]-ni-iš

13      ša tu-qá-da-di-šu u [x x x x x x x x x ]-šu

14      u tu-uṭ-ṭe4-i ši-kin pa-ni-šu [x x x x x x x x x -i]š ú-me

15      am-mi-ni eṭla(GURUŠ) u ardata(KI.SIKIL) tu-ṣa-b[i-ti tu-da-ab-bi-bi ši-i-ba]

16      tu-šar-pí-du ṣeḫra(TUR.RA) ta-aš-š[u-ki ṣi-ra-ni-iš ta-az-q]u-ti4! zuqiqīpiniš (GÍR.TAB-ni-iš)

17      [t]a-am-ḫa-ṣi! ina qarniki(SI-ki) tu-ša-a[r!?-di ina zi-ib-ba-ti-ki]

18      t[u-š]e-el-li eṭla(GURUŠ-la) i-na su-u[n ardata(KI.SIKIL) tu-še-el-li ardata(KI.SIKIL) i-na su-u]n eṭla(GURUŠ-la)

19      li-[]u-uz-ki šim-ma-tu4 i?-[x x x x x x x x]x DI

20      li-ku-x-ki dNin-gíri-ma° be-[el šipti(ÉN) x x x x]x x x x x RI

21      ta-ṣ[i-i š]im-ma-tu4 k[i-m]a š[á-a-r]i ina šu-bur°-ri

22      ki-ma [x x] x x [                                 ]

23      ki-ma[                                    ta-ṣ]i-i šim-ma-t[u4]

24      lim-ḫur-ki [                                   ] i-lu-ti lim-hur-ki da[lta(GIŠ.IG)]

25      [                                         ]x-ti uš!-šal-li

26      [                                 lim-ḫur-ki] d8-tár u KUR x [

27      [                                 lim-ḫur-k]i kibrīta(KI.A.ÍD) d[

28      [                                                 ] x x [   

.......

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29'     x x x [x x x x x x] x x [

30'     MÍ x [x x x x x] x IS KI

31'     AT-x [x x x x x] x ⌈dA-nim

32'     ki-ma x [x x x x x] x TÙM-ki

33'     e ta-[x x x x x] dAdad(IŠKUR) g/kam-me-ri-šu-ma

34'     an-ḫu lid[dīki] pa-aš-ḫu li-iš-ši-ki {   }

35'     šiptu(ÉN!) É!-N[E!-NU-R]U

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36'     kikiṭṭûš[u(KÌD.KÌD.BI)] papardaliu(na4NÍR.BABBAR.DILI) ḫulālu(na4NÍR)

37'     uqnû(na4ZA.GÌN) re-ḫu-u na4áš-gig-ga-a

38'     šubû(na4ŠUBA) na4IA-GÚ-DÙ-MI-TUM šadê(KUR) muštasḫiptu(na4SAL.LÁL)

39'     bappiru(BAPPÍR) buqlu(MUNU7) RI IŠ gišnugallû(na4GIŠ.NU11.GAL) el-li-lu

40'     si-kíl-lu mu!-ṣu za-la-qu

41'     anzaḫḫu(AN.ZAH) ku8-ut-pu-u erû(URUDU) zikaru(NITA) parzillu(AN.BAR) imbû tâmti(KA.A.AB.BA)

42'     ki-ib-ri-tu4 ru-ti-tu4 iš-kir-ru

Translation

 

1       Paralysis, paralysis, paralysi[s of the flesh, paralysis of the hands, paralysis of the legs, paralysis of the sin]ews,

2       paralysis (caused by) a snake, paralysis (caused by) a sco[rpion, [let]hal paralysis –

3       You(f.) who was created in the body, who was b[orn in his fle]sh,

4       (who has) seized his knees, wea[kened his sinews, (who has) destroyed,

5       (and) confused his flesh, (who) is causing convulsions [  (?)    ]

6       his facial features, (who has) change[d his expression, fille]d him with fear,

7       cramps (and) affliction, (who has) caused him panic (and) terror,

8       headache, reddening, (who, in sum) brought upon him paralysis of the f[lesh]:

9       Why do you lay and consume the flesh? [gna]w his bones?

10      Go out! (and with you) will go out your venom (with) which you sting like ants,

11      (with) which you tear out  [his b]ody, (with which) y]ou has changed hi[s expression],

12      (with) which you have darkened [his f]ace, (with which) bi]te like a [sna]ke,

13      (with) which you cause him to bow down and […] his […],

14      and you have darkened his face, […] days.

15      Why have you seiz[ed] the lad and the maiden, [(why) have you persuaded deceitfully the old man?]

16      (why) have you made the young one run around? (why) have you bit[ten like a snake, stu]ng like a scorpion?

17      (why) have you struck with your horns, allowed (the poison) flo[w from your tail]?

18      (why) have you removed the lad from the maiden’s lap, have removed the maiden from the lad’s lap?

19      May […] grasp you, paralysis! […]

20      May Ningirimma … you, the lor[d of incantations….] ….

21      Go ou[t p]aralysis like a wind from the anus,

22      like the…

23      like the… [go o]ut paralysi[s]

24      May… receive you … …, may the do[or] receive you!

25      …

26      [… may] Ištar [receive you] and the mountain …

27      [… may] the sulphur [receive yo]u and …

28–30'         (broken lines)

31'     … Anum

32'     like … …

33'     Do not … … Adad is his strong-one(?),

34'     May the tired one(s) cast you down, may the soothed one(s) be take you up.

35'     Incantation formula.

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36'–41'Its ritual: agate(?), .-stone, lapis lazuli, remaining of arsenic(?), š-stone, a …-stone of the mountain, m.-stone, beer-bread, malt, alabaster, soapwort(?), s.-plant, m.-stone, z.-stone, glass, black frit, “male” copper, iron, algae, (regular) sulphur, r.-sulphur, wax(?).

Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
Adad (dIŠKUR) DN Deities/Divine sphere 33'
anḫum tired Qualities/Attributes 34'
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 31'
anzaḫḫum (AN.ZAḪ) (a kind of glass) Materials 41'
ašgigû (a mineral phps.) arsenic Materials 37'
ašûm disease affecting the head (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 8
bappirum (BAPPIR; ŠIM) beer bread Food/Drink 39'
bēlum (EN) lord, master, proprietor, owner Social status/Groups/Professions 9
bunnan(n)û physiognomy, features, likeness, image Human activities/actions 6
buqlum (MUNU7) malt Flora 39'
burkum knee Body/Body parts 4
daltum (GIŠ.IG) door Fabricated objects [24]
ēlilum (a kind of soapwort?) ? 39'
eṣemtum (uzuGÌR.PAD.DU) bone Body/Body parts 9
eṭlum (GURUŠ; ŠUL) manly; young man Social status/Groups/Professions 15, 18
ašnugallum, gišnugallum (na4GIŠ.NU11.GAL) alabaster Materials 39'
ḫātum terror, panic Emotions/Feelings [7]
ḫulālum (na4NÍR) stone (valuable, a kind of) Materials 36'
imbû tâmti (KA.A.AB.BA) algae, scum on sea Flora 41'
imtum poison, venom Body/Body parts 10
iškūrum wax Materials 42'
Ištar DN Deities/Divine sphere 26
kibrītum (KI.A.ÍD) sulphur Materials 42'
kikiṭṭûm (KÌD.KÌD.BI; KI.KI.BI) ritual procedure Rituals/Religious practices 36'
kutpûm black frit Materials 41'
muštasḫiptum (na4SAL.LÁL) (a stone) Materials 38
mūṣum (a stone) Materials 40'
mūtum death Abstract concepts,Diseases/Demons,Human activities/actions [2]
na4IA-GÚ-DÙ-MI-TUM a stone? Materials 38'
Ningirim DN Deities/Divine sphere 20
pānum I (IGI) front, face, earlier times Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts [12], 14
papardalium (na4NÍR.BABBAR.DILI) agate? Materials 36'
parzillum (AN.BAR) iron Materials 41'
pirittum terror Emotions/Feelings [7]
qarnum (SI) horn Body/Body parts 17
qātum (ŠU) hand Body/Body parts [1]
ra'ībum shivering, cramp Diseases/Demons 7
rēḫum remaining, left over ? 37'
rišûtum redness, reddening skin disease Qualities/Attributes 8
ru'tītum sulphur, "river spittle" as drug Materials 42'
šadûm I (KUR, ḪUR.SAG) mountain, open country Nature/Cosmological phenomena 38'
šārum (IM) wind, breath, wind; wind, breath Nature/Cosmological phenomena 21
ṣeḫrum I (LÚ.TUR) little, young, junior-; small, child, servant, baby 16
šēpum foot, leg Body/Body parts [1]
ṣerḫum fever(ish) heat Diseases/Demons 6
ṣerrum I (MUŠ) snake Fauna (wild) 2, 12
šer'ānum, šir'ānum (SA) vein, artery, ligament, tendon, nerve, sinew Body/Body parts 1, [4]
šībum elder, old (person) Social status/Groups/Professions [15]
sikillum (Ú.SIKIL) plant (a kind of) Flora 40'
šiknum appearance, nature; shape Abstract concepts,Body/Body parts 12, 14
šimmatum paralysis Diseases/Demons 1, [8], 19, 21, 23
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell Rituals/Religious practices 20, 35'
šīrum flesh, body; entrails; kinsman, blood relative, meat; ominous sign Body/Body parts,Kinship terms 1, [3], 5, [8], 9
šubûm (na4ŠUBA) (a semiprecious stone) Materials 38'
šuburrum rump, bottom Body/Body parts 21
sūnum loin, lap Body/Body parts 18
terītum, tirratum a disease Diseases/Demons 7
uqnûm (na4ZA.GÌN) lapis lazuli, turquoise Materials 37'
wardatum (KI.SIKIL) girl, young woman Social status/Groups/Professions 15, [18]
werûm copper Materials 41'
zalāqum (a shiny stone) Materials 40'
zibbatum tail Body/Body parts 17
zikarum, zikrum (NITA) male, virile; man Social status/Groups/Professions 41'
zīmum face, appearance, figure Body/Body parts [6], [11]
zumrum body, person Body/Body parts [11]
zuqiqīpum, zuqaqīpum (GÍR.TAB) scorpion Fauna (wild) [2], 16
Revision History
Anor, Netanel
Transliteration, indexing
03/05/10
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
26/01/11
Hess, Christian W.
Cataloguing
01/01/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections: transliteration
10/02/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Commentary
10/02/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Corrections: indexing
11/02/12
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation
11/02/12
Wagschal, Avigail
Web-indexing
12/02/12
Oh, Malli
Semantic
18/09/14
Zomer, Elyze
Cataloguing
28/06/17
Wasserman, Nathan
Web-formatting
28/06/17