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An adab to Enlil for Būr-Suen (Būr-Suen B)

Segment A

1-13. …… who alone surpasses heaven and earth, the exalted one, prominent among the Anuna gods, whose utterances cannot be overturned! Nunamnir, whose decisions cannot be altered, proud one imbued with terrifying awesomeness, {who alone is exalted} {(1 ms. has instead:) who alone is eminent, the foremost one} among the Great Princes, has taken his seat in the shrine of Nibru, in Dur-an-ki, in E-kur, the temple where the fates are determined, in the holy shining temple. When Mother Ninlil, who is equal in rank with the Great Mountain, embraces him ……, …… says to ……: "…… chosen in the heart by ……."
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Segment B

1-8. The city, where …… orders …….
1 line fragmentary Enlil, what you say is exalted, and there is no god who can interpret it. "I will make the fate I have determined for you even more glorious. I will make your life long-lasting. I will make your days as numerous as those of Utu." You are the god of all the foreign lands!

    9. Sa-ĝara.

10. You are the lord who determines the fates! Būr-Suen's royal trust is in you!

    11. Its ĝišgiĝal.

12-14. You have made justice and righteousness conspicuous, and you have made the Land feel content. Būr-Suen, may your name be a cause for rejoicing …… daily. May you be exalted among ……; let them call you the pre-eminent lord!

    15. Its uru.

    16. An adab of Enlil. (lines 15 and 16 are written as one line in source)

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25.i.2000: GZ, editor: adapting translation JAB, editor: proofreading GC, editor: SGML tagging ER, editor: proofreading SGML ER, editor: web publication GC/JE, editor/technical developer: XML/TEI conversion

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