Akkadian Prayer Miscellany

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

The Unninnu-prayer of Nabu-shuma-ukin to Marduk


This prayer is found on one tablet, BM 40475, housed in the →British Museum in London. Irving Finkel published an edition and study of the prayer in Finkel 1999 (→bibliography; →library). In 2011, Oshima produced another edition of the prayer for his monograph, Babylonian Prayers to Marduk: 95-96, 316-327 (→bibliography; →library). Other translations include Foster 2005: 852-856 (English) and Hecker 2013: 91-94 (German; TUAT n.f. 7; unavailable to me). The present transliteration is based on the published copy in Finkel 1999 in consultation with the cited studies. Collation has not been possible at this time.