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Assurbanipal’s Coronation Hymn (1.142)

(648 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns Commentary This text should be read together with the Middle Assyrian Coronation Ritual Prayer and the Late Piece of Constructed Mythology (see text COSB.1.146 below). Assurbanipal’s Coronation Hymn (1.142) ( 1) May Shamash, king of heaven and earth, raise you to shepherdship over the four regions! May Assur, who gave you the [scepter], prolong your days and years!Spread your land wide at your feet!May Sherua extol your name to your personal god!1 ( 5) Just as grain …

An Assurbanipal Prayer for Mullissu (1.144)

(520 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns An Assurbanipal Prayer for Mullissu (1.144) (1) […] … […] […] she provides […][…] … she is in authority, does not … […][…], who grants scepter, throne, and a long reign, ( 5) [who makes] their offspring abundant, fashions totality, […]. at its mention the Igigi tremble.[At its …] who made the Anunnaki tremble.[Humanity], — mankind, the black-headed people, beseech you for their lives!Merciful, sparing [sovereign], who grants clemency, ( 10) [who makes joyful] the wa…

Dialogue of Pessimism or the Obliging Slave (1.155)

(861 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Dialogue Dialogue of Pessimism or the Obliging Slave (1.155) (1) [“Slave, oblige me again!”] “Here, master! Here!” [“Get a move on and get ready] the chariot and harness up so I can go driving to the palace!”[“Go driving, master, go driving!] You’ll achieve your goal!”[“…] will show you preference!” ( 5) [“No, slave,] I will not go driving to the palace!” [“Do not go driving, master, do not go driving!”][The palace n]otable will send you off on his businessand will make you tak…

A Hymn to Nanaya With A Blessing for Sargon II (1.141)

(588 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns A Hymn to Nanaya With A Blessing for Sargon II (1.141) Subject: 1 Sam 2:8; Ps 113:7 Obverse I.1´ [… she grasps in her hand] the naked sword, [the emblem of Nergal], and the pointed axe, appropriate to the [Pleiades].Right and left, battle is set in lines. I.5´ She is the foremost of the gods, whose play is combat, she who leads the coalition of the seven demons. Musicians of wide repertoire are seated before her, performers on the lyre, the harpsichord, the clapp…

Dialogue Between Assurbanipal and Nabu (1.145)

(646 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns Dialogue Between Assurbanipal and Nabu (1.145) (1) In the assembly of the great gods [I constantly] speak in your adulation, Nabu! May the [assembly] of my detractors not take control of me! ( 3) [In the temple of the Queen of] Nineveh I approach you, hero among the gods, his gods, his brothers. You are the eternal trust of Assurbanipal! ( 5) [Since I was a small] child I have lain at the feet of Nabu! Nabu, do not leave me to the assembly of my detractors! ( 7) Please listen, Assurb…

A Late Piece of Constructed Mythology Relevant to the Neo-Assyrian and Middle Assyrian Coronation Hymn and Prayer (1.146)

(564 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns A Late Piece of Constructed Mythology Relevant to the Neo-Assyrian and Middle Assyrian Coronation Hymn and Prayer (1.146) (1) […] … [… Their faces were turned away […Bēlet-ilī, their lady, was frightened by their silence;she spoke out to Ea, the exorcist: ( 5) “The toil of the gods has become wearisome to them! … […]. belt. […]Their faces are turned away, and enmity has broken out!Let us create a figure of clay and impose the toil on itand relieve them from their exerti…

Love Lyrics of Nabu and Tashmetu (1.128)

(693 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Love Poems Love Lyrics of Nabu and Tashmetu (1.128) Subject: Cant 6:11; 7:13 (1) Let anyone trust in whom he trusts; as for us we trust in Nabu, are filled with awe by Tashmetu! ( 4) What belongs to us is ours; Nabu is our lord and Tashmetu the mountain of our trust! Ditto. _________________ ( 6) Say to the one of the wall, to the one of the wall, to Tashmetu: “Grant safety from disaster! Settle down in the cella!” ( 8) Let the pure scent of juniper incense circulate in the sanctuary! Ditto. ______…

An Assurbanipal Hymn for Shamash (1.143)

(428 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns An Assurbanipal Hymn for Shamash (1.143) (1) Light of the great gods, resplendent illuminator of the universe, Lofty judge, shepherd of the celestial and earthly regions,As if they were cuneiform signs you watch over all lands with your light!You are one who does not become tired by divination, daily making the decisions for the denizens of heaven and earth! ( 5) At your coming out, blazing fire, all the stars of heaven become invisible! You alone are supremely brillia…

A Prayer from a Coronation Ritual of the Time of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1.140)

(123 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Royal Hymns A Prayer from a Coronation Ritual of the Time of Tukulti-Ninurta I (1.140) (1) May Assur and Ninlil, the lords of your crown, set your crown on your head for a hundred years! ( 3) May your foot in Ekur and your hands stretched toward the breast of Assur, your god, be agreeable! ( 4) May your priesthood and the priesthood of your sons be agreeable to Assur, your god! With your straight scepter widen your land! May Assur give you authority, obedience, concord, justice and peace! Bibl…

“At the Cleaners” (1.156)

(483 words)

Author(s): Livingstone, Alasdair
Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Individual Focus; Humorous Texts “At the Cleaners” (1.156) (1) “Come on fuller, let me give you instructions! Wash my garment! Don’t ignore my instructions anddon’t carry out your own methods!You should set the hem and the lining in place; ( 5) you should stitch the front to the inside; you should pick the thread of the border;you should soak the thin part in beer;you should carry out a filtering operation with a sieve;you should loosen the hem of the lining; ( 10) you should … it in clean water; you sho…