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Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

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

Ashurnaṣirpal's Prayer to Ishtar

tablet

This prayer in Standard Babylonian Akkadian is only attested (so far) on one tablet, 1880-07-19, 0152 + 1881-02-04, 0188, housed in the →British Musuem in London. Although 1881-02-04, 0188 was published in the late nineteenth century (Brünnow 1890: 55–56, 66–76, 79–80), Von Soden published the first modern edition of the prayer in AfO 25, 38-45 (→bibliography). Note Lambert's comments in AfO 27, 71-72, note 2 (→bibliography). Lambert's copy of the tablet is now available in George and Taniguchi 2019, no. 56 (→bibliography; →library). Translations include Foster 2005: 327-330 (English); Seux 1976: 497-501 (French, with many useful annotations); Labat 1970: 250-252 (French); and von Soden (German) in Falkenstein and von Soden 1953: 264-268.