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TuL no. 29

(transliteration and translation, Ebeling TuL no. 29 (pp. 120-122); see there for tablet numbers)



1/2. Without the Opening of the Mouth, this image smells no incense, has no bread, drinks no water.

3/4. You elevate what you have made, which is incomparable.

5/6. The House of your Name is a House of Choice Decisions.

7. In sumptuous meals you are satisfied;

8. Gold, Silver, Antasurrata, Dušû-stone, Mušgarru-stone, Coral

9/10. Holy water from Eridu placed thus,

11/12. the Ritual of the Abyss is performed.

13. Perform the Washing of the Mouth and the Opening of the Mouth on that image.

14. Bring a censer and a torch to it, and purify it with Holy water.

15. Say the incantation: "In Heaven You are Born of Yourself," three times.

16. To the inside say thus:

17. "From Today You shall Go Before Ea, Your Father,"

18. ............. the holy purified mound.

19/20. ........................ of whom like Šamaš has been liberated,

21/22. ....................... of whom like Heaven and Earth has been freed.

(Reverse side)

1. ................... mu si nu MI .....................

2. .............mu šá-nu-si-sá.............

3/4. .............which is not sweet to the heart, which is not right to the heart,

5/6. by the command of Ea I pull you out!

7/8. I am the priest of Marduk!

9. When I notice the disease,

10. I tread in his house,

11. the small stones hide themselves,

12/13. the large stones wet themselves like water,

14/15. the fire burns, the body trembles.

16. Necklace, brilliant stone,

17. necklace, gallstone,

18. firestone, firestone,

19. zibrêti-stone, fight-stone,

20. zibrêti-stone, love-stone.



(remainder lost)