CT 58, 28 (Utu/Šamaš)

SEAL no. 7517

Images
  • BM 78666 obv. (British Museum)BM 78666 obv. (British Museum)
  • BM 78666 rev. (British Museum)BM 78666 rev. (British Museum)
  • BM 78666 upper edge (British Museum)BM 78666 upper edge (British Museum)
Copy / Photo
Tablet Siglum
BM 78666 (Bu 88-5-12, 577)
Collection
British Museum, London
Genre / Classification
Hymns and Prayers, Utu/Šamaš
Bilingual
Text
Obv.  
1 igi nígin šà níg-nam-ma mu-sa4-a
           ba-ri ŠÀ-bi mi-im-ma šum-šu ša šu-ma-am na-bu-ú
2 igi nígin a-ab-ba-ke4 sig! igi-nim-ma
           ḫa-i{ḫi}-iṭ a-ia-a-ba! e-li-tim ù ša-ap-li-tim
3 im an-na-ke4 a-bi sum-mu še-g[u…]
           ša zu-un-na i+na A[N]
4 íd-maḫ-e […]
           na-r[u-um …]
5 kur gal bad-⌈da⌉
           e[r-ṣe-tum…]
6 ⌈x x x x⌉ [...]
Rev.  
beginning broken
7 ali[m]-⌈maḫ⌉ te-en-bi […]
           a-na kab-ti ṣi-ri si⌉ [...]
8 di-ku5 é-kur-ra [x] kešda […]
           a-na da-ia-an É.KUR ša di[-in-šu la ...]
9 é an-gin7 šu nu-te-gá é eš-b[ar-ra]
           bi-tum ša ki-ma AN qá-tum la i-ṭe4-ḫu [b]i-it pu-ru-[us-se-e ()]
10 an za-gìn-na bal-[b]al-e-[x]
           ša-mu-ú el-lu-tum up-ta-[t]u?-šum
11  níg-zi níg-si-sá ki ⌈x⌉ ⌈ág⌉[-gá]
           na-ra-am ki-it-tim ù mi-ša-ri-[im]
12 ki {a} dagal!-la u4 dul-e-dè
           er-ṣe-tum ra-pa-aš-tum ut-ta-wa-ar-šu
13 lugal kur-kur dingir dA-nun-na-ke4-e-ne ùz-sag an ki-a
           šarLUGAL ki-iš-ša-tim i+na i-li e-nu-na-ki a-ša-re-ed AN ù KI
Edge  
14 dingir gìr a-zu bar6-bar6-ra
           i-lum nam-rum ba!-ru-ú eb-bu
Translation
Obv.
1 He is the one who inspects the heart of everything that has been given a name.
2 He is the one who examines the upper and lower sea.
3 He is the one who [gives] the rain of hea[ven ...].
4 The ri[ver…].
5 The e[arth…
Rev.
7 For the honored supreme one .[..].
8 For the judge of Ekur, whose  judg[ement cannot be altered, ...].
9 The house, which, like heaven, a hand cannot touch, is a [h]ouse of [decisions(…)].
10 The pure heavens are opened(?) for him.
11 He is the lover of truth and justice.
12 The wide earth is illuminated for him.
13 He is the king of the world, among the Anuna-gods the first one of heaven and earth.
Edge
14 He is the bright god, the shining inspector.
Vocabulary
Word Translation Semantic Line
a(y)yabba (//a-ab-ba) sea Nature/Cosmological phenomena 2
Anunnakkū (//dA-nun-na) DN 13
ašarēdum (//ùz-sag) first and foremost, pre-eminent 13
bārûm (//a-zu) inspector 14
bārûm (//igi nígin) inspector 1
bītum (//é) house 9
dayyānum (//di-ku5) judge 8
dīnum (DI.KU5) verdict, case, judgement, legal decision [8]
ebbum (//bar6-bar6-ra) bright, pure 14
Ekur TN 8
elītum (//IGI.NIM) that which is above; upper part 2
ellum (//za-gìn-na) pure, clear, sacred 10
erṣetum (//KI) earth, land, underworld 12, 13
erṣetum (//kur) earth, land [5]
ḫā'iṭum (//IGI NÍGIN) watcher, watcher, night-watchman 2
ilum (//dingir) god, deity 13, 14
kabtum (//alim) heavy, substantial, honoured, distinguished 7
kīma (//gin7) like, as; when; that 9
kiššatum (//kur-kur) world 13
kittum (//níg-zi) steadiness, reliability, truth, justice; truth, loyality Abstract concepts 11
libbum (ŠÀ) (//šà) heart, mind; inner body 1
mimma šumšu (//NÍG.NAM) everything 1
mīšarum (//níg-si-sá) justice 11
nabûm (v.) (//SA4) to name, nominate, decree 1
namrum (//gír) bright, splendid 14
narāmum (//ki-ág) loved one, love; lover Social status/Groups/Professions 11
nārum I (//íd) river [4]
nawārum (v.) (//dul) Dt to be made bright 12
petûm II (v.) (//bal-bal) Dt to be opened 10
purussûm (//eš.bar) decision 9
qātum (//šu) hand 9
rapšum (//dagal) broad; wide, extended Qualities/Attributes 12
šamû I (AN) (//an) sky, heaven [3], 9, 10, 13
šaplītum (//sig) lower part, inside 2
šarrum (//lugal) king, lord Social status/Groups/Professions 13
ṣīrum (//MAḪ) exalted, supreme, splendid, outstanding 7
šumum (MU) (//mu) name; son; line of text 1
ṭeḫûm (v.) (//teg) G to approach, be(come) near to; D bring close to, affect 9
zunnum (//IM) rain 3
Revision History
Wasserman, Nathan
Photography, web-imaging
08/03/12
Papperitz, Catharina
Transliteration, index
15/11/12
Streck, Michael P.
Transliteration, translation, commentary, index, upload of rtf-file
15/11/12
Streck, Michael P.
Images, catalogue
05/08/19
Tulaikova, Yulia
Corrections (Indices)
01/06/20