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 will appear in print in the coming months. Foster 2005: 698–700 provides another English translation. The present transliteration is based on the published copy in consultation with the cited studies.