Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

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

Old Babylonian Letter-Prayer to Ninmug


This letter-prayer is found on one tablet, BM 103768, housed in the British Museum (→museum record). Van Soldt published it in 1994 as AbB 13, no. 164 (→bibliography; →library). Van der Toorn provides important context for reading OB letter-prayers (see van der Toorn 1996: 130-133). Lenzi 2011: 105-109 discusses the present text in an Akkadian-language pedagogical context (→free PDF). Foster 2005: 219 provides another translation.