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|11||* ina itiBÁRA U₄ 14-KAM AN.GE₆ ⸢GAR⸣-ma DINGIR ina KAN₅-šú Á imU₁₈.LU AN.TA KAN₅-ma|
(1) "(If) an eclipse takes place on the 14th of Nisannu (I) and the god in its eclipsing becomes dark on the side south above (elānu) and clears on the side north below (šaplānu)" (= EAE XX §I 1), it is said on account of the upper part of the (moon) disk, (since) "beginning" means "top" (elānu); and KI.TA means "bottom."
|22||Á imSI.SÁ KI.TA iz-ku : ina UGU re-eš ši-kin qa-bi : taš-ri-tu₄1 |
|33||e-la-nu : KI.TA : šap-la-nu : ina šu-ri-in-ni-šú dele-bat ana ŠÀ 30 KU₄-ma|
(3) "Through its 'emblem' Venus enters the moon (and) in the month of the watch Venus enters the moon" (= EAE XX §I 5), "emblem" means "horn," ditto (i.e. "emblem") can also mean the figure inside of the moon. Alternatively, (in) "(If) through its 'emblem' Venus enters the moon," "emblem" means "portents for an eclipse." (It means that) in an eclipse Venus stands in Aries opposite the moon, since the "lord" of its month is Aries. It is said in "The king of Akkad will die."
|44||ina ITI EN.NUN dele-bat ana ŠÀ 30 KU₄-ma : šu-ri-in-ni : qar-nu : MIN<(šu-ri-in-ni)> : 2 |
|55||ṣal-mu šá ŠÀ 30 : šá-niš ina šu-ri-in-ni-šú dele-bat ana ŠÀ KU₄ : šu-ri-in-ni : |
|66||i-da-tu₄ ana AN.GE₆ : ina AN.GE₆ dele-bat ina mulₓ(AB₂)LÚ.ḪUN.GÁ ana ⸢tar-ṣi⸣ 30 GUB-ma|
|77||EN ITI-šú : mulₓ(AB₂)LÚ.ḪUN.GÁ : ina ŠÀ LUGAL A.GA.DÈki UG₇ iq-bi : IM šá*3 |
(7) "The wind which you consider" (= EAE XX passim) means the wind which blows towards the lands: therefrom you can pronounce an interpretation. You shall give an oracular response concerning the king of Akkad (cf. EAE XX §I 7). The month of Nisannu belongs to Aries; the tail of Aries (pertains) the king of Akkad.
|88||ina ŠU-MIN-ka tu-kal : IM šá* ana KUR.KUR il-la-ku-ma pi*-šìr* ana ŠÀ4 |
|99||ta-qab-bi : EŠ.BAR ana LUGAL A.GA.DÈki ta-nam-din : itiBÁRA : |
|1010||mulₓ(AB₂)LÚ.ḪUN.GÁ KUN mulₓ(AB₂)LÚ.ḪUN.GÁ : A.GA.DÈki : DINGIR šá ina KAN₅-šú|
(10) "The god in whose eclipsing the dawn watch begins and delays for 1/3 of a watch" (= EAE XX §I 8) means that the eclipse took place during the dawn watch, and set while eclipsed. 1/3 means one third of the night, (i.e.) the third watch; alternatively, what it says (1/3-TA.ÀM) can mean that (when) one third of the cusps of the god (i.e., the eclipsed moon) remained to dawn, he set in obscurity.
|1111||EN.NUN.U₄.ZAL.LA SAR-ma 1/3-TA.ÀM EN.NUN uḫ-ḫi-ru : ina EN.NUN.U₄.ZAL.LA|
|1212||AN.GE₆ GAR-ma KAN₅ ŠÚ-ma : 1/3-TA.ÀM : šal-šú šá mu?-šu* šá*-lul-tu₄ EN.NUN|
|1313||šá-niš 1/3-TA.ÀM šá iq-bu-ú : šal-šú šá SI* DINGIR* ana ZÁLAG TAG₄5 |
|1414||⸢ad⸣-ri ŠÚ-ma : * ina itiGAN U₄ 28-KAM SAG IGI.DU₈.A IGI-ma dele-bat ana ŠÀ 30|
(14) "In Kislīmu (IX), on the 28th day when observing the last visibility (sc. of the eclipsed moon), Venus enters within him" (= EAE XX §I 8) means "in the day of the disappearance of the moon Venus enters within it." You will predict an eclipse of 100 <days>.
|1515||KU₄ : ina U₄.NÁ.A dele-bat ana ŠÀ 30 KU₄-ma : 1 me <U₄-MEŠ> AN.GE₆ DUG₄.GA|
|1616||[U₄].NÁ.A AN.GE₆ ú!-kal-lam-ka : ul-tu U₄.NÁ šá itiGAN|
(16) "The day of the disappearance of the moon shall show you the eclipse" (= EAE XX §I 9) means that from the the day of the disappearance of the moon in Kislīmu (IX) you should predict the day of the eclipse in Nisannu (I). 100 days until the days of [...].
|1717||[ana?] U₄ AN.GE₆ šá itiBÁRA ta-qab-bi : 1 me U₄mi a-na U₄*-MEŠ*|
|1818||[x]-de-e-ti : ki-ṣir šal-šú šá itiBÁRA šá Eú šá itiBÁRA 2*.KAM* šu*-u*|
(18) What it says, "the third group (of stars) of Nisannu" (= EAE (?) unknown), refers to intercalary Nisannu.
|1919||EN.NUN.MÚRU.BA im-šil-ma a-di ZÁLAG DU dUTU NU IGI-šú : i-na mi-šil mu-šú|
(19) "In the middle watch (the eclipse) is half, it goes on until daybreak and you cannot see the sun" (= EAE XX §I.2 4-5) means that the eclipse starts in the middle of the night and peters out before the beginning of the whiteness. "It goes on until daybreak and you cannot see the sun" (= EAE XX §I.2 4-5) means that up to the (full) light you cannot see the whiteness. Alternatively, "it goes on until daybreak and you cannot see the sun" means that before sunrise it (sc. the eclipsed moon) becomes bright, but it does not take a shape.
|2020||AN.GE₆ SAR-ma a-di la SAG pu-ú-ṣu ZÁLAG-ma : EN ZÁLAG DU dUTU6 |
|2121||NU IGI-šú [:] a-di UGU nu-um-ri-šú pu-ú-ṣu NU IGI : šá-niš EN ZÁLAG DU7 |
|2222||dUTU NU IGI-šú a-di la KUR dUTU ZÁLAG-ma NU DÙ : i-šab-biṭ : i-dak-ku*|
(22) "He will beat" (cf. EAE XX §I.2 B 5) means "he will kill," since "to beat" means "to kill." "To slaughter" means the same.
|2323||[šá]-ba-ṭu : da-a-ku : šá-ga-šú : MIN<(da-a-ku)> : KUR sa-kil-tu₄ : KUR ELAM.MAki|
(23) "A barbarous land" (= EAE XX §I.2 B 5) means Elam.
|2424||[x x x x x x] ⸢dan⸣-nu : LUGAL AŠ.TE GAL DABbat : LUGAL ELAM*.MA*ki* AŠ*.TE* : šá*8 |
(24) [...] means "powerful." "The king will seize a great throne" (= EAE XX §I.2 B 6) means that the king of Elam will seize the throne.
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| (start of reverse missing)|
|1'1'||⸢x x x x x x⸣ [...]|
(1') [...] (broken) DÚR (means) it makes it fall [...].
|2'2'||ḫe-pí DÚR : ú-ša-am-qa-at ta-ba-⸢x x⸣ [... qar-na-šú šá-ma-mi]|
(2') ["His cusps] are jabbing [the sky"] (= EAE XX §VIII) (it means that the moon god) brings about a total eclipse among the Pleiades; the Pleiades mean [...]. "(if) it becomes eclipsed" means it changes shape.
|3'3'||nak-pa : AN.GE₆ TILtú ina MULX(ÁB).MULX(ÁB) GAR-ma : MULX(ÁB).MULX(ÁB) x [x x x x x x x x] x9 |
|4'4'||i-na-dir : i-šá-an-ni : za-ra-nu MÚRUtì : ḫar-ra-⸢nu šu*-ut*⸣ d*en*-líl* [:] za-⸢ra*⸣-nu <<x>> 10 |
(4') The "middle zarānu" (= EAE XX §IX) is the Path of the Enlil-Stars; zarānu means "band".
|5'5'||: ṭur-ri : * ina itiAB U₄ 14-KAM AN.GE₆ GAR-ma SI-MEŠ-šú 1et la ik-bir 1et la iq-tin11 |
(5') "(If) on 14th Ṭebētu (the moon god) brings about an eclipse and, as regards his cusps, the one does not grow too fat nor the other too thin" (= EAE XX §X) (this means) a half moon. "(If) an eclipse takes place in the Crab constellation" (= EAE XX §X) the "lord" of its month is the Goat-Fish constellation; the Goat-Fish constellation (pertains) Subartu and Gutium. irassib ("he will smite") means "he will kill" because rasābu means "to kill."
|6'6'||1/2 ḫab-rat : ina mulₓ(AB₂)NAGAR AN.GE₆ GAR-ma : EN ITI-šú : mulₓ(AB₂)SUḪUR.MÁŠ : mulₓ(AB₂)SUḪUR.MÁŠ : KUR SU.BIR₄ki|
|7'7'||u gu-ti-um : i-ra-sib : i-da-ku : aš-šum ra-sa-bu : da-a-ku : ŠU.NIR12 |
(7') "(If) he does not cover all of the 'emblem' and disappears" (= EAE XX §XI) (this means that) in a total eclipse it set in obscurity. "Bond" (= EAE XX §XI) means "bond of everything." "The god who in his eclipse became visible and disappeared" (= EAE XX §XI) means (the moon which) set while eclipsed. "The king to whom (Enlil) said 'Yes'" (= EAE XX §XI) means the king in whose time the portent happened.
|8'8'||ka-la-šú NU DUL-ma it-bal ina AN.GE₆ TILtú ad-ri ŠÚ-ma : KÉŠtú : ri-kis ka-la-mu13 |
|9'9'||DINGIR šá ina KAN₅-šú IGI-ma it-bal : šá KAN₅ ŠÚú : LUGAL šá an-na-a iq-bu-šú : LUGAL šá ana|
|10'10'||tar-ṣi-šú GISKIM il-li-ku : * ina itiŠE U₄ 14-KAM AN.GE₆ GAR-ma SI-MEŠ-šú ina še-e-ri NU <<:>> 14 |
(10') (If) on 14th Addaru (the moon god) [brings about] an eclipse and his cusps cannot be seen in the morning but can be seen when he sets" (= EAE XX §XII) (means) in a total eclipse in which (the moon god) lit up Regulus (and) set; the sign TA means "in." "(If) Papsukkal rises and stands present with the sun" (= EAE XX §XII) (it means) the moon god in the constellation Sipazianna caught up with Saturn. "(If the moon god in) eclipse completes the dawn watch" (= EAE XX §XII) (means) an eclipse that went on until the end of the dawn watch.
|11'11'||i-na-aṭ-ṭa-lu ina GAL-šú in-na-aṭ-ṭa-lu : ina AN.GE₆ TILtú šá ⸢LUGAL?⸣|
|12'12'||ú-nam-mi-ru ŠÚú TA : i-na : dPAP.SUKKAL KUR-ma KI dUTU GUB d30 ina|
|13'13'||mulₓ(AB₂)SIPA.ZI.AN ana GENNA KUR-ma : AN.GE₆ EN.NUN.U₄.ZAL.LE ú-gam-mir : AN.GE₆|
|14'14'||šá a-di TIL EN.NUN.U₄.ZAL.LA GIN : * AN.GE₆ : ina U₄ 7-KAM U₄ 14-KAM U₄ 21-KAM15 |
(14') "(If the moon god brings about) an eclipse on the seventh, fourteenth (or) twenty-first day" (= EAE XX §XIII) (it is said) with regard to his (first) sighting and termination. "Stars, watches, eclipse(s), he (sc. the moon) will show(!) you." (= EAE XX §XIII) "Star" (refers to) that which in the month under watch approached the moon god and passed by. "The culminating stars" (are) those that are put on top of the moon's eclipse. Therefrom you can pronounce an interpretation.
|15'15'||: ana UGU IGI-šú u TILtú : * MUL-ME EN.NUN-MEŠ AN.GE₆ ú-kal*-lu-mu*-ka MUL|
|16'16'||: šá ina ITI EN.NUN a-na d30 TEú u DABú MUL-MEŠ ziq-pi šá ina UGU|
|17'17'||AN.GE₆ d30 GARan pi-šìr ana ŠÀ ta-qab-bi : * ni-i-ri : šá A.AB.BA|
(17') "(If) the Yoke Star of the Sea is obscure, Ea is angry" (= EAE XX §XIV) means that there is an eclipse in Aquarius.
|18'18'||a-dir dé-a a-dir : AN.GE₆ ina mulₓ(AB₂)GU.LA GAR-ma ṣa-a-tú u šu-ut ⸢KA⸣|
(18') [Lemma]ta, oral explanations (relating to) a 'reading' of the series Enūma Anu Enlil (and referring to entries) from "(If) an eclipse takes place on the 14th of Nisannu (I) and the god in its eclipsing" (= EAE XX 1). Completed.
|19'19'||mál-su-ut ÉŠ.GÀR šá * U₄ AN dEN.LÍL.LÁ šá ŠÀ * ina itiBÁRA U₄ 14-KAM AN.GE₆ GAR-ma|
|20'20'||DINGIR ina KAN₅-šú AL.TIL|
1On šiknu, "appearance," said of eclipses, se CAD Š/2 437b.
2Collations by F. Reynolds apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 24 fn. 1. The translation and interpretation of o 4-6 follows al-Rawi & George ibidem. As explained there, the gist of the explanation is that šurinnu "refers esentially to the ominous parts of the moon in eclipse, both its cusps ("horns") and its face."
3The expression ina libbi ... iqbi is used to provide the title of the text from which the previous equation has been taken. In the present case, šar akkadê imât may represent the title of a section, perhaps EAE XX §I 7b.
4Collations by F. Reynolds apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 34 ad 4. The translation and interpretation of o 7-9 follows al-Rawi & George ibidem.
5On the expression "x remaining to dawn," see Neugebauer & Sachs JCS 21 Fs Goetze (1967) pp. 212-213. In astronomical diaries the expression usually specifies the amount of "fingers" (ubānu, written SI) remaining. von Weiher read šalšu ša ⸢ḫab-rat⸣; the collation here follows that of F. Reynolds apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 55.
6On the expression adi namāri illik, see Rochberg AfO Beih 22 (1988) p. 83 and fn. 5.
7The last sign is copied by von Weiher as ZÁLAG DU, but transliterated by him as È. This transliteration is followed by al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 55. The signs need collation.
8F. Reynolds' collation apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 55 reads at the end of the line AŠ.TE : šá.
9The translation and interpretation follows al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 39.
10Collations by F. Reynolds apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 40.
11The translation and interpretation of r 5'-7' follows al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 42.
12The translation and interpretation of r 7'-10' follows al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 44.
13On the reading ina attalê gammarti adri(š) irbī-ma, see al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 44 fn. 9.
14The translation and interpretation of r 10'-14' follows al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 47.
15Collations by F. Reynolds apud al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 40. The translation and interpretation of r 14'-17' follows al-Rawi & George Iraq 68 (2006) p. 48.