Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

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

Old Babylonian Letter-Prayer to Amurrum


This letter-prayer is found on one tablet, BM 97298, housed in the British Museum (→museum record). Van Soldt published it in 1990 as AbB 12, no. 99 (→bibliography; →library). Studies that discuss the letter include Hallo 2010 (reprinted), van der Toorn 1996: 131-132, 140, and most recently Lenzi 2015 (→free PDF). The last provides justification for the text and translation below.