Inscriptions to Sin (Nannar) for Ashurbanipal

http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu

 

(Texts: All Artefacts, Color Coding, & Writings in Bold Type With Italics Inside Parenthesis, are Added by Editor R. Brown, not the Authors, Translators, or Publishers!)

(gods in blue mixed-breed demigods in teal)

 

(2003):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of heaven (and) netherworld:

         in order to ensure the good health of Ashurbanipal, king of kings, his lord,

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur (and) Eridu, who provides for Ekišnugal,

         the shining shrine of the Watery Abyss (apsû),

         (re)built anew Elugalgalgasisa, his beloved temple.

 

(2004):

       [(For) the god Nanna], his [lo]rd, [… of As]hurbanipal, [king] of the world,

         []n-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur (and) Eridu,

         for the sake of his life (re)built Elugalgalgasisa [an]ew.

 

(2005):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eušumgalana, the station of the goddess Ninkasi (Enki’s daughter, goddess of beer).

 

(2006):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle) of gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, the viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eešbanda, the abode of the goddess Šuzianna (Enlil’s junior wife).

 

(2007):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eankikuga, the station of the god Kusu (Enlil’s daughter, Gibil’s spouse).

 

(2008):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eadgigi, the abode of the god Nusku (Enlil’s vizier, spouse to Sadarnuna).

 

(2009):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Ekišibgalekura, the abode of the god Ninimma (Enki’s daughter).

 

(2010):

       [(For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods], his [lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iq]bi, [viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eri]du,

         built [E..].kuga, [the abode/station] of the god Ennugi (Enlil’s son & sheriff).

 

(2011):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eanšar, his royal abode.

 

(2012):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Ešaduga, the abode of his Enlilship.

 

(2013):

       (For) the god Nanna, king of the Enlil (circle of) gods, his lord:

         Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur, (5) who provides for Eridu,

         built Eašanamar, the abode of the god Enlil.

 

(2016):

        Copy from a baked brick from the debris of Ur,

        the work of Amar-Suen, king of Ur, (which) Sîn-balāssu-iqbi, viceroy of Ur,

        had discovered while looking for the ground-plan of Ekišnugal.

        Nabû-šuma-iddin, son of Iddin-Papsukkal, the lamentation-priest of the god Sîn,

        saw (it) and wrote (it) down for display.