Ugaritica 5, 17b

SEAL no. 7238

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Tablet Siglum
RS 17.155
Measurements
circumference
232 x 166 x 32
cm
Studies
29, 65 fn. 219, 76, 96, 121, 200, 210, 216, 242, 403
Genre / Classification
Incantations, diseases
Provenance
Ugarit (mod. Ras Shamrah)
Notes

Forerunner to Muššuʾu V/d: ÉN ultu šamê DÌM+AŠ.RU urdū

Except for this incantation, not further attested outside the later series

Text

12 [d]ú-up-pir6 ḪUL ina IGI abABGAL DINGIR-lì dAMAR.UTU DU8 ḪUL

13 [ina IG]I šá dASAL.LÚ.ḪI ina IGI abABGAL DINGIR-lì dAMAR.UTU dAMAR.UTU

14 [ina] qí-bit-ka MAŠ.MAŠ ⌈TU6⌉ ŠUB-di NAM.TIL.LA.Ú.GA

15 [mim]-ma SAK.KI.GA.A ku-uš-šid GURUŠ [SI]G5šá DINGIR-lì ú-ma⌉-⌈x⌉-⌈x⌉-⌈(x)⌉

16 ma-ʾ-du si-im-mu MUmeš-šú-nu ul i-de4 it-ta na-[al?-ši?]

17 ⌈it-tal-ku-ni KI MURU9 MAN-ni-nu-ú-ni GIN7 ⌈ŠÈG?

18 [ina] A.ŠÀ A.GÀR GIN7 MURU9 DIRI  EDIN ina qí-bi-it ⌈é⌉-[a]

19 [EN TU]6? ⌈(x)⌉ az-za-zi-ni ina qí-bi šá KI.MIN GU7 […]

20 [ki K]I.MIN ib-nu-šú-nu-ti ki ú-rab-bi-šú-nu-ti

21 [ki nam-r]i-re MI.IR.ME.RI-šú-nu-ti TA AN-[e ur-du-ni]

22 [a-š(ú)]? sà-ma-nu a-mur-ri-qa-nu aḫ-ḫa-z[…]

23 [um-m]u li-i-bu al-mu al-la-mu di-i-[ú …]

24 [DUMUme]š KIN-ri šá re-eš da-nim ú-qà-mu-[ú …]

25 [ne?]-mì-it da-nim a-lu-ú sa-ḫi-pu su […]

26 [a]-lu-ú ḪUL ⌈KU⌉.RA.AŠ.DÍ.IM-mu um-mu […]

27 [nap]-la-aš-ta ú-tuk-ku ši-i-qú ša-aš-ša-a-ṭu [dDÌM.M]E

28 [d]DÌM.ME.MA.LAGAB aḫ-ḫa-zu ḫa-ia-at-ta LÍL.L[Á munusLÍ]L.LÁ

29 lu-ú munusSIKIL.LÍL.LÁ né-ra"⌈ap⌉-pí ḫa-ma-aṣ-ṣe-ti

30 gal9-lu-ú GAL šá ina URUkiša-qu-ú Éḫi.ae-ta-na-ru-ba

31 ú-ra-ti it-ta-na-bal-ki-ta GURUŠ SIG5munusKI.SIKIL SIG5

32 ina ‹É›.SÍR il-ta-na-ʾ-ú il-ta-nam-mu-ú it-ta-na-as-ḫa-ru

33 IGImar-šú-nu-ti-ma dASAL.LÚ.ḪI ina a-bi-ši i-za-kar! (KIR)a-bi 1-en ba-nimeš

34 ša-al-um-ma-ta ka-lu-ú SU-šú al-ki  DUMU dASAL.LÚ.ḪI

35 ina TU6gišŠINIG u úIN.NU.UŠ pu-šur SU-šú tu-ú-ka šá TI.LA

36 qí-šá-ma SAK.KI.GA.A ZA.KI.GA.A MUR.KI.GA.A LI.BIŠ.KI.GA.A

37 NÍG.NAM.MA.AK.KE NÍG.ḪUL.DÍM.MA.NAM.LÚ.U16.LU.KE4 A.GA.ḪU.LA.A

38 a-a iṭ-ḫa-šum-ma na-aš-pan!(KAB)-ti tum4-me-šú-nu-ti GIN7zu-u-ti

39 na-kap-ti na-at-bi-ka-ni GIN7mu-pà-ṭa

40 nap-pa-ši na-aš-li-la-ni GIN7gi5-i-su-u-ti nap-šá-ti ṣa! (KA)-a-ni

41 GIN7-ma IM ina ṣu-bur-ri GIN7 MURU9 DIRI EDIN ina kiš-pí MAŠ.MAŠ DINGIR-lì

42 dAMAR.UTU «u» NIM.NIM-ma na-an-sí-iḫ GIN7 MURU9 DIRI EDIN

43 […] ri BA.BAD dup-pa-ar ḫi-il-qà at-lak

44 […]-tu-nu dup-pu-ra-tu-nu ku-uš-šu-da-tu-nu

45 [ZI.AN.NA ḪÉ.PÀ! Z]I.KI.IA ḪÉ.PÀ! ÉN

Translation

12 Be gone evil, before the apkallu-priest of the gods, Marduk!  Depart evil,

13 before the one belonging to Asalluḫi, before the apkallu-priest of the gods, Marduk! Marduk

14 [on] your command the exorcist-priest casts an incantation of life and death!

15 Send any head-acheaway! (Concerning) the beautiful young man (of) the gods, …

16 Numerous are the diseases, I don’t know their names! With dew?

17 they have come; with a fog they drizzled down; like dew?

18 on the field(s) (and) meadow(s), like a fog gliding down over the steppe. On the command of Ea,

19 [lord of the incantation], they are present?; On the command of ditto (= Ea) they devour […]!

20 When ditto (= Ea) had created them, when?he had raised them,

21 [when?] he covered them with a (terrifying) brilliance, [(then) they descended] from heaven:

22 The ašû-disease, the samanu-disease, amurriqānu-disease, aḫḫāzu-disease,

23 the ummu-disease, the liʾbu-disease, the almu-disease, the allamu-disease, the diʾu-disease,

24 the messengers who are in service of Anu […]

25 [st]aff? of Anu, the alû-demon, the overwhelming one, […]

26 the evil alû-demon, the kuraštimmu?- disease, the ummu-disease, […]

27 the naplaštu-demon, the utukku-demon, the šīqu-disease, the šaššaṭu-disease, [lamaštu],

28 labaṣu!(text: aḫhāzu) , aḫhāzu, the Ḫayyattu-demon, the lilû-demon, the lilītu-demon,

29 verily the ardat lilî-demon, striking of the nose-disease, the ḫimiṭ-ṣēti-disease,

30 the great gallû-demon, who are high/exalted!? in the city, who keep entering the houses,

31 who keep crossing over the rooftops, 32who are looking for, keep surrounding, (and) keep attending 31to the beautiful young man (and) the beautiful young woman

32 on the street.

33 Asalluḫi sees them (i.e. demons/diseases) and speaks to his father: “My father, one unique beautiful of men,

34 his body is imprisoned by a (terrifying) radiance!” “Come, (my) son Asalluḫi!

35 With an incantation, tamarisk and the soap-plant, release his body! Bestow upon him your incantation of life!

36 Head-ache, tooth-ache, lung-ache, belly-ache,

37 sorcery, whatever evil of men, (all kinds of) evil doings,

38 they should not come near him (i.e. the patient)! Conjure them by complete destruction?!” Like sweat

39 from the brow(s), drip away! Like mucus

40 through the nasal passages, slither out! Like a belch (from) the throat, go out!

41 Like wind from the anus! Like a fog floats over the steppe! Through the sorcery of the exorcist-priest of the gods,

42 Marduk, slither away and be expelled! Like a fog floats over the steppe!

43 […] Leave! Be gone! Get lost! Go away!

44 You (pl.) are […]!  You (pl.) are expelled!  You (pl.) are chased away!

45 [May you be conjured by heaven. May you be conjured by earth! INCANTATION

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