ETCSLglossingSignSign name: BALAG
Values: balag̃, bulug̃5

A praise poem of Išme-Dagan (Išme-Dagan A + V) (c., line c25401.A.403
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Paragraph t25401.p27 (line(s) 400-419) Click line no. for paragraph-aligned layout of transliteration and translation.
As he (one of the king's descendants) performs the duties of shepherdship in Enlil's temple, may he perform my songs to Enlil, my master; and may the E-kur, my beloved place, resound with my name. My great praise songs shall be performed to Ninlil daily ……; to Nanna, the beneficent lord, the son of Enlil, and …… to him whom the singer loves. …… he shall perform my songs at the evening and morning meals. He shall perform my odes in the temples of the great gods. As I, Išme-Dagan, should stand ready and show respect, …… may my protective deity let me have no rivals, even as far as the borders of the mountains. He has made me great in Sumer and Akkad, and given me a seat on the royal dais; …… my songs are brilliantly ……. (2 lines fragmentary) King Išme-Dagan is excellent ……, (approx. 34 lines fragmentary or missing)
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