Potency Ritual




DESCRIPTION
Language: Akkadian
Medium: clay tablet
Length: 17 lines of writing
Genre ritual text
Approximate Date: 7th century BCE
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TRANSLITERATION
TRANSLATION
FRAGMENT A
. . .] TR . c[. . . 1. . . .] [. . .
. . .]. 'BY . YS[Q . . . 2. . . .] my father[. . .
WYKB . 'BY . YHK . 'L[. . . . 3. [. . .
R'L . QDM . 'RQ . '?BY[. . . . 4. [. . .
'NH . WYKH . HDD . QDMY [. . . 5. [. . .
Y . MLKY . W'QTL . [ML . . . 6. [. . .
KB . Q'LPY . PR . [. . . 7. [. . .
MLK . YR'L . WQ[. . . 8. [. . .
K . BYTDWD . W'M . [. . . 9. [. . .
YT . 'RQ . HM . L[. . . 10. [. . .
'HRN . WLH [. . . 11. [. . .
LK . cL . Y[. . . 12. [. . .
MSR . cL[. . . . 13. [. . .
FRAGMENTS B1 + B2
. . .] WGZ[R . . . 1. . . .] [. . .
. . .]LHMH . B'[. . . 2. . . .] [. . .
. . .] . WYcL . MLKY. [. . . 3. . . .] [. . .
. . .] HMLK . HDD [. . . 4. . . .] the king Hadad [. . .
. . .]'PK . M[N] . B[. . . 5. . . .] [. . .
. . .] . 'SRY . '[. . . 6. . . .] [. . .
. . .]RM . BR . [. . . 7. . . .]ram son of [. . .
. . .]YHW . BR[. . .


SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Biggs, Robert D. À.ZIGA. Ancient Mesopotamian Potency Incantations. Texts from Cuneiform Sources. Locust Valley, N.Y.: Augustin, 1967.




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