State Archives of Assyria Bulletin



State Archives of Assyria Bulletin (SAAB) is published twice a year as an international forum for discussion on Assyria and Assyrian texts. The journal is concerned with articles illustrating the history, philology and linguistics of the texts stemming from the ancient Assyrian state archives, and any related topic. The journal was conceived as part of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project and was originally intended to supplement the SAA series of text publications by offering a vehicle for the publication of new texts and of detailed commentary on texts or text genres that would be out of place in the format established for the SAA volumes. SAAB quickly outgrew these narrow limitations and now accepts articles on any topic relating to Assyria in its largest sense, including philology, history, geography and archaeology.

Although a part of the Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, SAAB’s Editorial Board is completely autonomous and makes all decisions concerning the acceptability of contributions, scheduling, and financing for the journal. Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be submitted to the journal’s Editor or Assistant Editor and may be in any major Western language.


Editorial Board

Editors: F. M. Fales, G. B. Lanfranchi
Assistant Editor: S. Ponchia
Published by:
Sargon Editrice e Libreria
Via Induno 18/A
I-35100 Padova
Italy
ISSN 1120-4699

distributed exclusively by:
Herder Editrice e Libreria
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Table of Contents

The first ten volumes of SAAB were digitized at University College London in 2010 with the aid of a UCL research incentive grant awarded to Karen Radner and are made available here with the kind permission of Herder Editrice e Libreria.

SAAB I/1 (1987)
Frederick Mario Fales,
Introduction.
Simo Parpola,
The CNA Project, 1986: Director“s Report.
John MacGinnis,
A Neo-Assyrian Text Describing a Royal Funeral.
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila,
A New Text Relating to Ashurbanipal’s Elamite Wars.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Neo-Assyrian Texts and Fragments from Copenhagen.
Raija Mattila,
The Political Status of Elam after 653 B.C. According to ABL 839.
Andrew R. George,
A Neo-Assyrian Literary Text.
Olof Pedersén,
Private Archives in Assur.
Irving L. Finkel,
A Report on Extispicies Performed for Sennacherib on Account of His Son Aššur-nadin-šumi.
SAAB I/2 (1987)
J. N. Postgate,
BM118796: A Dedication Text on an Amulet.
Laura Kataja,
A Neo-Assyrian Document on Two Cases of River Ordeal.
Karlheinz Deller,
The Sealed Burial Chamber.
Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila,
Bibliography of Neo-Assyrian (Post-War Period).
Frederick Mario Fales,
Neo-Assyrian Prosopography, I: The Archive of Remanni-Adad.
SAAB II/1 (1988)
Veysel Donbaz,
Some Neo-Assyrian Contracts from Girnavaz and Vicinity.
J. D. Hawkins — J. N. Postgate,
Tribute from Tabal.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Babylonian Slave-documents in the State Archives of Assyria.
Giovanni B. Lanfranchi,
Sargon’s Letter to Aššur-šarru-usur: An Interpretation.
SAAB II/2 (1988)
John MacGinnis,
A Letter from the šangû of Kurbail.
Simo Parpola,
The Neo-Assyrian Word for “Queen”.
Simo Parpola,
The Reading of the Neo-Assyrian Logogram LÚ.SIMUG.KUG.GI “Goldsmith”.
Mario Liverani,
The Growth of the Assyrian Empire in the Habur/Middle Euphrates Area: A New Paradigm.
Robert M. Whiting,
A Late Middle Assyrian Tablet from North Syria.
Alasdair Livingstone,
A Fragment of a Royal Grant of Land by Ashurbanipal.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, 2: The Many Faces of Nabû-šarru-usur.
Laura Kataja,
A Reverse List of Neo-Assyrian Signs.
Karlheinz Deller,
Bibliography of Neo-Assyrian.
SAAB III/1 (1989)
Hayim Tadmor — Benno Landsberger† — Simo Parpola,
The Sin of Sargon and Sennacherib’s Last Will.
Frederick Mario Fales,
A Middle Assyrian Text Concerning Vineyards and Fruit Groves.
SAAB III/2 (1989)
B. K. Ismail,
Two Neo-Assyrian Tablets.
Iriving L. Finkel,
A Neo-Assyrian Exchange Contract.
Olof Pedersén,
One More Text from Nanûnu’s Archive (ALA II, N. 22).
Louis D. Levine,
K.4675+ — The Zamua Itinerary.
J. Reade,
Shalmaneser or Ashurnasirpal in Ararat?
G. B. Lanfranchi,
Scholars and Scholarly Tradition in Neo-Assyrian Times: A Case Study.
Simonetta Ponchia,
Royal Decisions and Courtiers’ Compliance: On Some Formulae in Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian Letters.
Jo Anne Scurlock,
Assyrian Battering Rams Revisited.
Frederick Mario Fales,
From Allabria to Lapsia.
SAAB IV/1 (1990)
Remko Jas,
A Neo-Assyrian Letter without Address.
R. Mattila,
Balancing the Accounts of the Royal New Year’s Reception.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Grain Reserves, Daily Rations, and the Size of the Assyrian Army: a Quantitative Study.
J. N. Postgate,
The Assyrian Porsche?
Simonetta Ponchia,
Neo-Assyrian Corn Loans: Preliminary Notes.
Duncan Noble,
Assyrian Chariotry and Cavalry.
Stefan Zawadzki,
Oriental and Greek Tradition about the Death of Sennacherib.
Frederick Mario Fales,
A Payment in Reeds.
J. N. Postgate,
New Joins in the ADD II Material.
SAAB IV/2 (1990)
Frederick Mario Fales,
The Rural Landscape of the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
SAAB V/1-2 (1991)
Frederick Mario Fales — Liane Jakob-Rost,
Neo-Assyrian Texts from Assur. Private Archives in the Vorderasiatisches Museum of Berlin, Part 1 (with two appendixes by K. Deller).
SAAB VI/1 (1992)
John MacGinnis,
Tablets from Nebi Yunus.
G. W. Vera Chamaza,
Sargon II’s Ascent to the Throne: the Political Situation.
Mario Liverani,
Rasappu and Hatallu.
Marie-Claire Perroudon,
An Angry Goddess.
Ivan Starr,
Chapters 1 and 2 of the barûtu.
Gershon Galil,
Conflicts between Assyrian Vassals.
SAAB VI/2 (1992)
Pamela Gerardi,
The Arab Campaigns of Aššurbanipal: Scribal Reconstruction of the Past.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Mari: An Additional Note on “Rasappu and Hatallu”.
G. W. Vera Chamaza,
Syntactical and Stylistical Observations on the Text of the VIIIth Campaign of Sargon II (TCL 3).
SAAB VII/1 (1993)
Frederick Mario Fales,
Editorial.
J. N. Postgate,
Gleanings from ADD. 1. One of the First Middle Assyrian Texts found at Assur.
Victor Avigdor Hurowitz,
ABL 1285 and the Hebrew Bible. Literary Topoi in Urad-Gula’s Letter of Petition to Assurbanipal.
A. Kirk Grayson,
Assyrian Officials and Power in the Ninth and Eighth Centuries.
Carlo Zaccagnini,
Notes on the Pazarcik Stela.
SAAB VII/2 (1993)
Hartmut Kühne,
Vier spätbabylonische Tontafeln aus Tall Šēḫ amad.
J. N. Postgate,
The Four “Neo-Assyrian” Tablets from Šēḫ amad.
Wolfgang Röllig,
Die aramäischen Beischriften auf den Texten 1 und 3.
Wolfgang Röllig,
Zur historischen Einordnung der Texte.
J. A. Brinkman,
Babylonian Influence in the Šēḫ amad Texts Dated under Nebuchadnezzar II.
F. M. Fales,
West Semitic Names in the Šēḫ amad Texts.
SAAB VIII/1 (1994)
Grant Frame — A. K. Grayson,
An Inscription of Ashurbanipal Mentioning the kidinnu of Sippar.
J. N. Postgate,
A Middle Assyrian Bakery Memorandum.
Nadev Na'aman,
The Historical Portion of Sargon II’s Nimrud Inscription.
Carlo Zaccagnini,
Joint Responsibility in Barley Loans of the Neo-Assyrian Period.
Stefan Zawadzki,
Das Eponymat von Aššur-gimilli-tirri im Licht der Berliner Eponymen-Liste Cc.
Stefan Zawadzki,
The Revolt of 746 B.C. and the Coming of Tiglath-pileser III to the Throne.
SAAB VIII/2 (1994)
William R. Gallagher,
Assyrian Deportation Propaganda.
Marco De Odorico,
Compositional and Editorial Processes of Annalistic and Summary Texts of Tiglath-pileser III.
Michael Heltzer,
Some Remarks Concerning the Neo-Babylonian Tablets from Šēḫ amad.
SAAB IX/1-2 (1995)
Karlheinz Deller — Frederick Mario Fales — Liane Jakob-Rost,
Neo-Assyrian Texts from Assur Private Archives, Part 2.
SAAB X/1 (1996)
Robert Whiting,
Gleanings from ADD. 2. An Unrecognized Assurbanipal Prism Fragment.
Ann K. Guinan,
Left/Right Symbolism in Mesopotamian Divination.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Prices in Neo-Assyrian Sources.
Nili Wazana,
Water Division in Border Agreements.
Pauline Albenda,
The Beardless Winged Genies from the Northwest Palace at Nimrud.
SAAB X/2 (1996)
Cord Kühne,
Aspects of the Middle Assyrian Harbu Archive.
Péter Vargyas,
The Mina of Karkemiš in the Neo-Assyrian Sources.
Daniele Morandi-Bonacossi,
“Landscapes of Power.” The Political Organisation of Space in the Lower Habur Valley in the Neo-Assyrian Period.
Peter Damerow,
Standardisierung von Transliterationen.
Michael Porter,
The Lambert Conformal Conic Projection. A Hortatory Introduction.
Steve Tinney,
Standards Are Our Friends.
SAAB XI (1997)
Karen Radner,
Erntearbeiter und Wein. Neuassyrische Urkunden und Briefe im Louvre
Mikko Luukko,
Idiomatic Meanings of šiddu in Neo-Assyrian
Bradley J. Parker,
The Real and the Irreal: The Multiple Meanings of masi in Neo-Assyrian
Paul Alain Beaulieu,
The Cult of AN.ŠAR / Aššur in Babylonia after the Fall of the Assyrian Empire
Beate Pongratz-Leisten,
Genealogien als Kulturtechnik zur Begründung des Herrschaftsanspruchs in Assyrien und Babylonien
Mirjo Salvini,
On the Location of Hubuškia: With Regard to a Recent Proposal
Raija Mattila — Karen Radner,
A Bibliography of Neo-Assyrian Studies (1988-1997)
SAAB XII/1 (1998)
Hannes D. Galter,
Textanalyse assyrischer Königsinschriften: die Puzur-Aššur Dynastie
Victor Avigdor Hurowitz,
Advice to a Prince: A Message from Ea
SAAB XII/2 (1998)
Veysel Donbaz,
Some Selected Neo-Assyrian Texts from Istanbul and Elsewhere
Stephanie Dalley,
Yabâ, Atalya and the Foreign Policy of Late Assyrian Kings
Giovanni B. Lanfranchi,
Esarhaddon, Assyria and Media
Lucio Milano,
Aspects of Meat Consumption in Mesopotamia and the Food Paradigm of the Poor Man of Nippur
SAAB XIII (1999-2001)
J. N. Postgate — Dominique Collon,
More Stray Assur Tablets.
Karen Radner,
Eine Bronzeschale mit neuassyrischer Inschrift.
Peter V. Bartl,
Zum Felsrelief von Egil.
Carlo Zaccagnini,
The Mina of Karkemiš and Other Minas.
Mario Liverani,
The Sargon Geography and the Late Assyrian Mensuration of the Earth.
Marta Luciani,
On Assyrian Frontiers and the Middle Euphrates.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Assyrian Royal Inscriptions: Newer Horizons.
Seth Richardson,
An Assyrian Garden of Ancestors: Room I, Northwest Palace, Kalhu.
Kaisa Åkerman,
The “Aussenhaken Area” in the City of Assur during the Second Half of the 7th Century BC.
SAAB XV (2006)
Frederick Mario Fales,
Editorial
Jamie Novotny,
Assurbanipal Inscriptions in the Oriental Institute, Part II: Prism I
Gershon Galil,
Financing of Private Commercial Engerprises in the Neo-Assyrian Period: KAV 121 and Other Related Texts from Aššur
Jürgen Bär,
New Observations on Khinnis / Bavian (Northern Iraq)
Tamdás Dezsö,
Reconstruction of the Assyrian Army of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Based on the Nimrud Horse Lists
Peter Dubovský,
Conquest and Reconquest of Muṣaṣir in the 8th century BCE.
Papers Presented at the International Conference
Treading the (Military, Commercial, and Cultural) Itineraries
of the Ancient Near East
Udine, September 1-3, 2004
Betina Faist,
Itineraries and Travellers in the Middle Assyrian Period.
Aline Tenu,
Du Tigre à l’Euphrate: la frontière occidentale de l’empire médio-assyrien.
Ariel Bagg,
Identifying Mountains in the Levant According to Neo-Assyrian and Biblical Sources: Some Case Studies.
Simonetta Ponchia,
Mountain Routes in Assyrian Royal Inscriptions, Part II.
Karen Radner,
How to reach the Upper Tigris: The Route through the Ṭūr ʿAbdīn.
Barbara Nevling Porter,
Feeding Dinner to a Bed. Reflections on the Nature of Gods in Ancient Mesopotamia.
SAAB XVI (2007)
Greta Van Buylaere,
SAA 5, 55, and SAA 5, 61, Rejoined.
Martin Lang,
An Account on i-pi-ra-am-ma in Gilg. XI,149, via Aramaic?
Wiebke Kirlies — Michael Herles,
Climatic Change as a Reason for Assyro-Aramaean Conflicts? Pollen Evidence for Drought at the End of the 2nd Millennium BC.
Nadav Na'aman,
Borders and Districts in Descriptions of the Conquest of the West in Tiglath-pileser III’s Inscriptions and in Biblical Historiography.
Robert Rollinger,
Überlegungen zur Frage der Lokalisation von Jawan in neuassyrischer Zeit.
Papers Presented at the Workshop
“Archives and Administration in the Neo-Assyrian Empire”
Verona, October 20-21, 2005
Simonetta Ponchia,
Introduction.
Frederick Mario Fales,
Multilingualism on Multiple Media in the Neo-Assyrian Period: a Review of the Evidence.
Simonetta Ponchia,
Communicational Procedures and Administrative Structures in the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Salvatore Gaspa,
Vessels in Neo-Assyrian Documents. Capacity Measures and Listing Conventions.
Karen Radner,
Hired Labour in the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Mikko Luukko,
The Administrative Roles of the “Chief Scribe” and the “Palace Scribe” in the Neo-Assyrian Period.
Saana Teppo,
The Role and the Duties of the Neo-Assyrian šakintu in the Light of Archival Evidence.
Anne Löhnert,
The Installation of Priests according to Neo-Assyrian Documents.
Alexa Bartelmus,
talīmu and the Relationship between Assurbanipal and Šamaš-šumu-ukīn.
SAAB XVII (2008)
Simo Parpola,
Cuneiform texts from Ziyaret Tepe (Tušḫan), 2002-2003 (with Plates I-XXIII).
John MacGinnis,
The inscribed stele from Tell Yemtha (with Plate XXIV).
Salvatore Gaspa,
Remarks on some profane names in the Neo-Assyrian anthroponomy.
Mikko Luukko — Salvatore Gaspa,
A bibliography of Neo-Assyrian studies (1998-2006).
SAAB XVIII (2009-2010)
Jaume Llop,
The Food of the Gods. MARV 3, 16, a Middle Assyrian Offerings List to the Great Gods of the City of Assur.
Ran Zadok,
The Archive of Šulum-šarri from Dūr-Katlimmu.
Salvatore Gaspa,
Organizing the Festive Cycles at the Aššur Temple: Royal Disposition for the Provision and Processing of Foodstuffs in First Millennium BC Assyria.
Greta Van Buylaere,
The Role of the ša muḫḫi āli in the Neo-Assyrian Empire.
Frederick Mario Fales,
On Assyrian “Lower-stratum” Families.
Oded Tammuz,
The Expansion of the Kingdom of Damascus uner Rezin and Its Aftermath: A Case Study on the Mining of Concealed Information from “Propagandistic” Sources.
Stefan Zawadzki,
AMAR, Bēr, Būru and Apladad: One or Many?
Davide Nadall,
Neo-Assyrian State Seals: An Allegory of Power.
Nicolas Gillmann,
Le temple de Muṣaṣir, une nouvelle tentative de restitution.
Fabrice De Backer,
Some Basic Tactics of Neo-Assyrian Warfare.

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