Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires
Twenty-five years ago W. H. van Soldt published an interesting letter-prayer from a man named Ardum to the god Amurrum. In this short note, I offer an alternative translation of the prayer’s final sentence, which explains how a bed-ridden man delivered his prayer to the god and granted others the authority to lay the petition before the deity.
An Alternate Ending to an Akkadian Letter-Prayer to Amurrum (AbB 12, no. 99).
Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires, 2015(4), 160–162.