JCS 9, 10

SEAL no. 7076

  • Goetze 1955, 10Goetze 1955, 10
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
AUAM 73.3092
Siegfried H. Horn Museum, Institute of Archaeology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan
8–11 (text B)
Genre / Classification
Incantations, diseases (various)

CDLI No. P249272



1        sí-ka-tum i-ša-a-tum

2        a-šu zi-iq-tum mi-iq-tum

3        ša-na-du sa-ma-nu-um

4        [ge4]-er-gi4-šu sí-mu ma-at-qú

5        [e-ke]-tum ri-šu-tum

6        [ni]-ṭù-um ṣé-nu-um ṣí-i-tum

7        [ša]-ag-ba-nu ša-wi-nu-um

8        [šu]-ru-pu-um le-e-em-nu-um

9        [e-p]e-e-qé-nu ù [bu-š]a-nu-um

10      [iš]-tu ṣé-re-et [š]a-me-e

11      ur-du-ni uḫ-ta-mi-ṭù

12      i-mé-ri ka-lu-mi

13      uḫ-ta-mi-ṭù ṣé-ḫe-ru-tim i-na bu-ud ta-ri-tim

14      ù la li su ni mār(DUMU) AN-NA 7 ù 7

15      ša ka-nu-ši-na ša ḫurāṣim (KÙ.GI)

16      ka-ar-pa-tu-ši-na uq-nu el-lu {li-sà}

17      ⌈li-sà-ba-ni me-e ti-ma!-ti

18      li-is-lu-ḫa li-ba-li-a

19      [sí-k]a-ta i-ša-ta



20      ⌈a-ši-a zi-iq-ta mi-i[q-ta]

21      ša-na-da sa-ma-na

22      ge4-er-gi4-ša sí-ma ma-at-qá

23      e-ke-e-ta ri-šu-ta-am

24      ni-ṭa-am ṣé-na-am ṣi-i-ta-am

25      ša-ag-ba-na ša-wi-na-am

26      šu-ru-pa-am le-em-na-am

27      e-pe-qé-na-am ù bu-ša-na-[am]

28      [ú-t]a-mi-ka dUTU qú-r[a]-da

29      [dUTU?] ú?-sà-la i-la da-a-a-na 

30      [a-na] ṣi-ib-t[i]-ka

31      [li]-tu-ru-ú-ma

32      [ga-a]m-la-a-ti bu-li-sú

33      [a-n]a-ku ši-ip-ta lu-ú-di



1     The sikkatum-disease (pox?), fever,

2     the ašû-disease, the ziqtum-disease (“the sting-mark”), collapse,

3     the šanadu-disease, the sāmānum-disease,

4     the [ge]rgiššu-disease (red skin), the sweet simmu-disease,

5     the [ekke]tum-disease (scabies?), the rišûtum-disease (redness),

6     evil [blo]ody feces, sun-heat,

7     the šagbānu-disease, the šawinum-disease,

8     bad shivering, the epeqēnu-disease (skin disease) and the bušānum-disease (bad smell)

10–11       descended from the udders/lead rope of heaven, burned up

12    the sheep, the lambs,

13    burned up the small ones on the shoulders of the nurse.

14    ... Daughters of An, seven and seven,

15    whose vessels are of gold, their jars pure lapis-lazuli?

17    Let them draw for me pure water of the seas,

18    let them sprinkle, let them extinguish

19    [the sikk]atu-disease, the fever,


20    the ašû-disease, the ziqtu-disease, coll[apse],

21    the šanadu-disease, the samānu-disease,

22    the gergiššu-disease, the sweet simmu-disease,

23    the ekketu-disease, the rišûtum-disease,

24    the evil bloody feces, sun-heat,

25    the šagbānu-disease, the šawinum-disease,

26    bad shivering,

27    the epeqēnum-disease and the bušānum-disease.

28    Herewith [I] conjure you, Šamaš the hero;

29    I beseech(?) [Šamaš] the divine judge:

30    [To] your hold

31    [may] they (the diseases) return!

32    You are [mer]ciful, so make him recover!

34    [As for] me – let me cast the spell.

Word Translation Semantic Line
Anum DN Deities/Divine sphere 14
ašûm disease affecting the head (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 2, 20
balāṭum (v.) G to live, stat. be alive; D bring back to life, revive 32
belûm (v.) G to be extinguished, come to an end 18
būdum, pūdum shoulder Body/Body parts 13
būšānum bad smell – a disease affecting the mouth, nose and skin Diseases/Demons 9, 27
dayyānum judge Social status/Groups/Professions 29
ekketum itching, scabies Diseases/Demons 5, 23
epqēnum, epeqēnum skin disease (kind of) Diseases/Demons 9, 27
gergiššum, girgiššum red skin disease (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 4, 22
ḫamāṭum (v.) G to hasten, be quick; D burn up, make burn 11, 13
ḫurāṣum (KÙ.SIG17; KÙ.GÌ) gold Materials 15
immerum (UDU) sheep Fauna (domestic) 12
išātum fire, fire (of heart), inflammation, fever Diseases/Demons,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 1, 19
kalūmum lamb Fauna (domestic) 12
kannum I vessel-stand, large vessel (kind of), pot stand; jar Fabricated objects 15
karpatum (DUG) clay pot Fabricated objects 16
lemnum (ḪUL) evil, bad; evil person, enemy 8, 26
miqtum, meqtum fall, collapse; kind of desease, epilepsy Nature/Cosmological phenomena 2, 20
mû I (A(.MEŠ)) water Food/Drink 17
nadûm III (v.) G to throw down, lay down; N to be rejected 33
nīṭum ṣēnum bloody faeces Diseases/Demons 6, 24
qurādum hero, warrior Human activities/actions,Social status/Groups/Professions 6, 28
rišûtum redness, reddening skin disease Diseases/Demons 5, 23
sâbum (v.) G to draw water 17
šagbānum disease (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 7, 25
salāḫum (v.) G to sprinkle with 18
samānum, šamānum disease of men and animals (a kind of) Diseases/Demons,Fauna (wild) 3, 21
Šamaš, šamšum (dUtu) DN, sun Deities/Divine sphere 28, 29
šamû I (AN) sky, heaven Nature/Cosmological phenomena 10
šan(n)adum, šanudû illness (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 3, 21
šawinum illness (a kind of) Diseases/Demons 7, 25
ṣerret šamê cosmic retaining rope Deities/Divine sphere,Nature/Cosmological phenomena 10
ṣētum, ṣītum bright light, heat Nature/Cosmological phenomena 6, 24
ṣibtum I seizure, holding Verbal expressions 30
sikkatum II serious illness (a kind of), pox? Diseases/Demons 1, 19
simmum matqum sweet (i.e. discharging) wound Diseases/Demons 4, 22
šiptum (ḖN; KAxUD) incantation, spell Rituals/Religious practices,Verbal expressions,Written texts/Literary terms 33
sullûm (v.) to appeal to s.o., pray to 29
šuruppûm frost, chills, shivers Diseases/Demons 8, 26
tamûm (v.) G to swear; D swear, bind by oath 28
tārītum nurse, nanny Social status/Groups/Professions 13
târum (v.) (GUR) G to turn, return, become again; D to bring, send, give, pay back 31
tiāmtum, tâmtum (A.AB.BA) sea, lake Nature/Cosmological phenomena 17
uqnûm (na4ZA.GÌN) lapis lazuli, turquoise Materials 16
warādum (v.) G to go down, descend; Gt to go down, descend; Š to send, take, bring down 11
ziqtum disease of sting-marks or pimples (a kind of), sting, sharp point Body/Body parts,Diseases/Demons 2, 20
Revision History
Shlivinski, Rani
Transliteration and indices
Wagschal, Avigail
Wasserman, Nathan
Translation, commentary, corrections
Streck, Michael P.
Wasserman, Nathan
Bo, Zhang
Meltzer, Keren
Wasserman, Nathan
Streck, Michael P.
Catalogue, formatting, upload of new document
Zilberg, Peter
indexing verbal forms
Oh, Malli
Streck, Michael P.
Zomer, Elyze
Zomer, Elyze