Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

Alan Lenzi, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)

Righteous Sufferer's Prayer to Nabû


This prayer in the Neo-Assyrian dialect is found on one tablet, SU 1952, 103, housed in the →Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara, Turkey. Gurney and Finkelstein published it in copy in 1957 as STT 1, no. 65 (→bibliography; →library) and Livingstone edited the prayer in 1989 as SAA 3, no. 12 (pp.30–31) (→bibliography; →library). Other important editions, studies, and pertinent reviews include Lambert 1959, Diakonoff 1965, Deller 1965, and von Soden 1991. My edition and interpretation is in Lenzi 2019. Foster 2005: 698–700 provides another English translation. The present transliteration is based on the published copy in consultation with the cited studies.