CCP 7.2.u165 - Bird omens (?)

Catalogue information
British Museum
BM 48375
81-11-3,1085
BabylonBabylon (Rassam)
CDLI: 
P470044
Commentary
MiscellaneaUnknown
Base text: 
Bird omens (?)
Tablet information
Babylonian
Fragment
Lines: 
obv 5, rev 5
Size: 
5 × 1,9 cm
Neo/Late Babylonian, specifics unknown
Record
Jiménez, 10/2017 (Transliteration)
Jiménez, 10/2017 (Translation)
Jiménez, 10/2017 (Introduction)
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How to cite
Jiménez, E., 2017, “Commentary on Bird omens (?) (CCP 7.2.u165),” Cuneiform Commentaries Project (E. Frahm, E. Jiménez, M. Frazer, and K. Wagensonner), 2013–2019; accessed September 19, 2019, at https://ccp.yale.edu/P470044. DOI: 10079/rxwdc4v
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Introduction

This fragment preserves remains of a commentary on an unidentified text. The first two lines of the reverse probably explain Jupiter’s name dapīnu, “violent,” which means that the base text might be astrological. However, a rare explanation found in r 2, according to which the hapax legomenon raḫāmu would mean šasû, “to shout,” can also be found in SpTU 3, 99 l. 39 (CCP 3.5.u2.a), a commentary on bird omens.

The fragment belongs to the 81-11-3 consignment, which has yielded multiple commentaries on divinatory texts (for a list, see here).

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BM 048375 (unpublished unassigned ?) [Commentary (Miscellanea)]

Obverse
o 1'o 1'

[...] x⸣-e ⸢: x [...]

[] []

o 2'2'

[...] x x x⸣-i KURád x [...]

[] will reach []

o 3'3'

[...] x áš-šá-⸢ri? :?ni-in-⸢x⸣-[...]

o 4'4'

[...] x tu šá GALe : x [...]

[] great []

o 5'5'

[...] xṭu ⸢:⸣ še-lu-ú : šá x [...]

[] means “to be neglectful”, it refers to []

o 6'6'

[...] x [...]

[] []

Reverse
r 1r 1

[...] : a-li du?-pa-nu : da-pa-nu šá gišGIGIR? 1

[] means “to be violent, said of a chariot.”

r 22

[... da]-⸢pi⸣-nu : dan-nu : ra-ḫa-mu : šá-su-ú 2

[ “vio]lent” means “strong”; raḫāmu means “to shout.”

r 33

[...] AN?e -⸢taḫ-ḫa-x

[] sky

r 44

[...] x x x x x NE x

[]

r 55

[...] x x x [x]

[]

1DU₆.DU = dapānu ša narkabti is attested in Diri I 213 and Antagal III 35 (see CAD D 104a). Note also in CCP 3.1.3.E r 11′: TI : da-pa-nu šá ma-ʾa-⸢di.

2The same explanation can be found in SpTU 3, 99 l. 39. (CCP 3.5.u2.a).

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