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Babylonian Cuneiform Texts

Hellenistic Period

As well as the Babylonian Chronicles and the Astronomical Diaries, over 1,500 legal, scholarly and religious cuneiform documents have survived from the Hellenistic and early Parthian period.  The following list contains all the documents which can be dated exactly or approximately within this period, and which are available online in English translation. To provide a chronological framework, the names of the Macedonian/Seleucid rulers are shown within the list, at the point where they first appear in the texts. Some excerpts from the "Goal Year Texts" have also been included, where they help to clarify the chronology ( for more details, see the analysis by G.R.F. Assar ).

Most of the texts have been catalogued by  CDLI ( Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative ), and the CDLI number ( starting with P ) is shown in the first column of each line.  Click on this to see the text and translation. Where this is not available, clicking on the first column of the line will take you a list of links rather than directly to the translation.  For more information about the translations, see below.

Unless otherwise stated, all the cuneiform tablets were found in Uruk.   There is a good general introduction to the texts from Uruk by Ph.Clancier, "Cuneiform Culture's Last Guardians" ( academia.edu ).


Seleucid Kings:   Seleucus I ,    Antiochus I ,    Antiochus II ,    Seleucus II ,    Seleucus III ,    Antiochus III ,    Seleucus IV ,    Antiochus IV ,    Antiochus V ,    Demetrius I ,    Alexander Balas ,    Demetrius II ,    Antiochus VII



Number    Publication Seleucid Era   Julian Date (B.C.) Description
(  Alexander III  )
P342443 TCL_13, 247 (8) May 329 Sale of prebends in temple office {type broken}
P342444 TCL_13, 248 (9) May 328 Sale of slave
P342411 OECT_09, 74 (11) Dec 326 Letter-order for payment of date rations | Kish
Stolper_A2.1 BM 79100 (11) Jan 325 Record of tithe-payment | Babylon
Stolper_A2.2 BM 64392 (13) May 324 Contract for building work
P342410 OECT 09, 73 ---- 330-323 Marriage contract
P342473 VS_15, 20 ---- 330-323 Sale of female slave
( Philippus Arrhidaeus )
P502945 BM 87261 (2) Jan 321 Payment for workers | Babylon
Stolper_A2.4 BM 62684 (3) 321/0 Contract for tithe-payment | Borsippa 
P348755 CCP 3.1.20.B.a (3) Sep 321 Commentary on Enūma Anu Enlil 20
P348643 CCP 3.6.3.B (6) Aug 318 Commentary on Izbu 17
P342426 SpTU_1, 128 (6) Feb 317 Sale of dates, barley, plants to make beer
P414739 UET 04, 43 (7) Dec 317 Lease Receipt | Ur
P368468 RA 012, 73-84 (8) Apr 316 The Elevation of Ishtar
P342445 TCL_13, 249 (8) Aug 316 Sale of arable land
Stolper_A2.5 BM 79012  (8) Oct 316 Record of payment
Stolper_A2.3 UM 29-13-538 ---- 323-316 Contract for property
( Antigonus )
Stolper_18 CT 49, 34 (3) Dec 315 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon (P479951)
P342338 OECT_09, 01 ---- 315/314? Quitclaim concerning field
P502946 BM 114713 (4) Apr 314 Certificate of Deposit | Babylon
Stolper_A2.6 BM 77203 (4) Apr 314 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon
Stolper_A2.7 BM 79001 (4?) Oct 314 Record of Payment
Stolper_A2.8 BM 109974 (4) Feb 312 Interest-bearing Promissory Note
GYT_2  line r14 (5) Apr 312 Goal Year Text
Land_3 TCL 13, 234 (6) Dec 312 Sale of arable land (P342430)
P469985 CCP 7.2.u103 ---- 315-311 Ritual Text
( Alexander IV )
Stolper_A2.10 HSM 893.5.17 (6) Oct 311 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon
Stolper_4 BM 61536 (7) Aug 310 Record of Deposit | Babylon
Stolper_A2.11 BM 61745 (8) Aug 309 IV Receipt for Payment
Land_9 BM 68610 (9) 308/307 Official judgement in dispute over temple land | ? Babylon
Stolper_A2.12 Columbia 362 (10) Mar 306 Rent payment | Babylon?
Stolper_A2.9 UM 29-16-264 ---- 311-306 Receipt for Payment
P342412 OECT_09, 75 ---- 311-306 Promissory note for dates | Kish
P348731 SpTU_4, 137 ---- 311-306 Incantation: Namburbu ritual
( Seleucus I )
GYT_6 line o4 7=1. Jul 305 Goal Year Text
P355812 CT 4, 29d 008. Apr 304 Record of Expenditures
P296677 BRM_2, 01 008. Jul 304 Lease of storage shed
P348892 SpTU_5, 310 009. 303/302 Witness list
P348893 SpTU_5, 311 010. Oct 302 Loan of dates
P348890 SpTU_5, 308 011. Sep 301 Loan of dates
P342339 OECT_09, 02 011. Nov 301 Loan
Corò_01 BM 109975 011. Dec 301 Promissory note for silver
P342451 VDI_1955/4, 6 012. Jul 300 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P303990 YOS_20, 003 012. Sep 300 Contract
P342455 VS_15, 02 013. May 299 Sale
P342340 OECT_09, 03 013. Mar 298 Promissory note for silver
Corò_02 BM 109963 013. Mar 298 Sale of unknown prebend
P342446  VDI_1955/4, 1 015. Sep 297 Sale of slave
P342173 BagM Beih._02,119 015. Sep 297 Sale of slave
Corò_03 BM 105201 015. 297/296 Sale of a house, bīt ritti makkūr Anu epšu etc.; district of the Ištar Gate
Jursa_p184 CT 49, 114 015. 297/296 Promissory Note  | Babylon (P480027)
P296772 YOS 20, 007 016. Sep 296 Promissory note: impost on field
P342261 CM 12, 01 ---- 300-295 Sale of half-share in male slave
P296703 BRM 2, 25 ---- 296/295 Sale of a slave (Clay #8)
P297042 YOS_20, 010 017. May 295 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
Stolper_17 CT 49, 102 017? 295/294? Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon  (P480020)
P305851 YOS 20, 86 ---- 305-294 Sale of property
P296744 YOS 20, 011 ---- 305-294 Sale of slave
( Seleucus I , with Antiochus I )
Corò_04 BM 109941 018. Nov 294 Sale of gerseqqûtu prebend
Horoscope_30 BM 33563 019. Jan 292 Birth Notice of Belšunu
P342242 BiMes_24, 36 020? May ?292 Sale of property
P342408 OECT_09, 71 020. Mar 291 . . .   |   Kish
P342258 BiMes_24, 52 020. 292/291 . . .
Corò_05 BM 105179 022. Feb 289 Sale of āšipūtu prebend
P364217 BM 33382 024. Sep 288 Horoscope #4   (LBAT 1459)
P303997 YOS_20, 014 026. Jun 286  Sale of finished house
P502942 BM 79028 027. Nov 285 Inspection of offerings at the gates of Esangila | Babylon
P303987 YOS_20, 015 027. Nov 285 Donation of slave
P388069 YOS 20, 13 ---- 287-282 Sale of undeveloped land in Ishtar Gate district
P296681 BRM_2, 05 031. Dec 281 Dowry gift of slave
P502944 BM 79034 031. 281 Purchase of sacrificial victims | Babylon
Corò_06 BM 105199 ---- 294-281 Gift (?) of kišubbû and amaštu; district of the Lugalkisurra Gate
( Antiochus I )
P342449 VDI_1955/4, 4 032. May 280 Sale of house and undeveloped lot
( Antiochus I , with Seleucus the son )
P342344 OECT_09, 07 032. Dec 280  Sale of dilapidated house
Stolper_5 CT 49, 103 032. Jan 279 Record of Deposit | Babylon  (P480021)
Corò_07 BM 104805 032. Mar 279 (quitclaim?) āšipūtu prebend
Stolper_6 CT 49, 105 035. Oct 277 Record of Deposit | Babylon (P480023)
P296682 BRM 2, 06 035. Feb 276 Gift of a female slave (Clay #7)
P303996 YOS_20, 017 035. Mar 276 Sale of share in temple enterer's prebend
Stolper_12 CT 49, 106 035? 277/276 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon  (P480028)
Corò_17 BM 105193 ---- 280-274 Sale of arable land planted and cultivated
Stolper_7 CT 49, 108 037. Mar 274 Record of Deposit | Babylon  (P480029)
P342458 VS_15, 05 037. Mar 274 Sale of house and building plot
P303989 YOS_20, 018 038. Jun 274 Sale of share in arable land
P304013 YOS_20, 019 038. Jul 274 Sale of share in arable land
P342409 OECT_09, 72 039. Jun 273 Notation   |   Kish
P342346 OECT_09, 09 040. May 272 Lease of duties attached to brewer's prebend
P342347 OECT_09, 10 041. Jul 271 Contract concerning dividing wall
P303980 YOS_20, 020 041. Mar 270 Donation to be made after death
Stolper_13 CT 49, 111 042. Dec 270 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon  (P480031)
P342348 OECT_09, 11 043. Dec 269 Sale of shares in oil presser's prebend
Q004179 Antiochus_I_1 043. Mar 268 Antiochus rebuilds Ezida   |   Borsippa
Corò_19 BM 105204 044. 268/267 Lease of nuhatimmūtu u ararrutu prebend
GYT_7 line o14 045. Nov 267 Goal Year Text
P342345 OECT 09, 08 ---- 281-267 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P342402 OECT 09, 65 ---- 281-267 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
Stolper_15 BM 55437 046? Aug 266? Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon
( Antiochus I , with Antiochus II )
Jursa_p140 CT 49, 115 046. Oct 266 Decision concerning dates taken by the Kutheans | Babylon  (P480033)
P461263 CCP 4.1.3.B 046. Nov 266 Commentary on Sagig 3
P342274 HANE/M_8, 148-9 047. Nov 265 Sale of shares in asiputu prebend
P304009 YOS_20, 022 047. 265/264 Sale of share in butcher's prebend
P296687 BRM_2, 11 047. Apr 264 Sale of shares in temple offerings
Corò_22 BM 109936 ---- 266-263 Sale of gerseqqûtu prebend
P296521 MLC 1870 048. Apr 263 Horoscope #5
Jursa_p185 CT 49, 116 049. Sep 263 Promissory Note  | Babylon (P480034)
Jursa_p186 CT 49, 118 050. Sep 262 Letter with Order | Babylon  (P481949) 
Corò_25 BM 078967 ---- 266-261 Sale of prebend in the hallatu-garden
Corò_26 BM 116687 ---- 266-261 Sale of prebend, ērib bītūtu of Enlil
P303976 YOS_20, 024 050. Jan 261 Sale of share in butcher's prebend
P304002 YOS_20, 023 050. Jan 261 Sale of share in butcher's prebend
P342432 TCL 13, 236 050. Mar 261 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
Jursa_p189 BM 32956 051? 261? Promissory Note  | Babylon
( Antiochus II )
P342277 HANE/M_8, 177-9 051. Dec 261  Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P342433 TCL_13, 237 051. Mar 260 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
Jursa_p188 CT 49, 119 051. 261/260 Promissory Note  | Babylon (P481950) 
P303973 YOS_20, 025 052. May 260 Sale of share in butcher's prebend
Jursa_p189 CT 49, 120 052? Mar 259? Record of Deposits  | Babylon (P481951 )
Jursa_p204 BM 31803 053. Sep 259 Apprenticeship Contract | Babylon
Corò_27 BM 114421 053. Oct 259 Sale of kišubbû, in the district of the Market Gate 
Corò_14 BM 105184 ---- before 258 Sale of of bītu epšu u kišubbû; {district of the Šamaš Gate?}
P364218 BM 33382 054. Dec 258 Horoscope #7   (LBAT 1461)
Jursa_p191 CT 49, 123 054. Dec 258 Letter with Order | Babylon  (P481954 )
Stolper_14 CT 49, 121 054. 258/257 Interest-bearing Promissory Note | Babylon  (P481952)
Jursa_p143 BM 32250 055. Apr 257 Promissory Note  | Babylon 
P342278 HANE/M_8, 179-180 055. Jul 257 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebends
Jursa_p193 CT 49, 125 056. Oct 256 Letter with Order | Babylon  (P481956) 
Jursa_p192 CT 49, 124 056. Apr 255 Letter with Order | Babylon  (P481955 )
Jursa_p152 BM 32225 056. 256/255 Promissory Note  | Babylon 
Corò_32 BM 109938 057. Jun 255 Quitclaim concerning houses and undeveloped plots
Jursa_p145 CT 49, 126 058. Dec 254 Letter with Order | Babylon  (P481957)
Corò_33 BM 109950 058. 254/253 Sale of bītu u kišubbû in the district of the šamaš Gate
P296757 YOS_20, 027 058. 254/253 Sale of property
Jursa_p194 BM 32997 058. 254/253 Letter with Order | Babylon  
Jursa_p195 BM 33657 059. Jul 253 Promissory Note  | Babylon 
Temple_p555 CT 49, 128 059. Dec 253 Letter with an order for payment | Babylon (P481959)
P303297 NCBT 1244 059. 253/252 List of fabrics
Corò_34 BM 109959 059. 253/252 Sale of prebend in the malītu
P342301 Iraq_59, 037 060? Feb ?251 Sale of undeveloped lot
Horoscope_6 BM 47721 061. May 251 Horoscope 
P296523 BRM_4, 07 061. ?Jul 251 New year rituals
P348423 SpTU_1, 002 061. Aug 251 'Chronicle' of reign of Šulgi
P303988 YOS_20, 029 063. Nov 249 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P303284 NCBT 1231 063. Dec 249 Horoscope of Anu-b?l?unu
P342434 TCL_13, 238 064. Mar 248 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
Corò_36 BM 109937 064. Jun 248 Sale of bītu epšu in the Lugalgirra temple district
P304000 YOS_20, 030 065. Apr 247 Sale of shares of rights to provisions
Corò_43 BM 116689 ---- 252-246 Multi-prebend sale, ērib bītūtu; tābihūtu
Corò_37 BM 116694 065. Feb 246 Sale of kišubbû in the quarter of the Ištar gate
P342434 TCL 13, 238 066. Apr 246 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
( Seleucus II )
P296693 BRM_2, 17 067. Jul 245 Assignment of workers
P303981 YOS_20, 033 068. Apr 244 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
Q004181 Anu-uballit_N_1 068. Apr 244 Dedication of building by Anu-uballit Nikarchus
P303985 YOS_20, 032 068. Apr 244 Division of real estate, slaves
P296694 BRM_2, 18 068. Oct 244 Sale of share of finished house and undeveloped lot
Corò_45 BM 105172 069. 243/242 Sale of bītu u kišubbû in the district of the šamaš
P342217 BiMes_24, 11 070. 242/241 Sale of door-opener's prebend
Corò_46 BM 109969 070. Feb 241 Sale of a house, size and location lost
P296696 BRM_2, 20 071. Sep 241 Sale of finished house, undeveloped lot and bit ritti property of Anu
P303119 YOS_20, 035 071. Jan 240 List of sacred paraphenalia
P342352 OECT_09, 15 072. Feb 239 Sale of shares in baker's prebend
P342262 CM 12, 02 072. Apr 239 Sale of house, property of Anu and tenured property
P342353 OECT_09, 16 073. Jul 239 Lease of dutes attached to brewer, butcher, baker prebends 
P342355 OECT_09, 18 076. Apr 236 Sale of share in house and lot
P303986 YOS_20, 036 077. May 235 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P303993 YOS_20, 037 077. May 235 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
Corò_50 BM 116691 077. May 235 Division of property, district of the Ištar Gate
P507395 MLC 2190 077. Jun 235 Horoscope of Aristocrates
P363716 TCL 06, 44 ---- 250-235 Kettledrum rituals
P296698 BRM 2, 22 077. Apr 234 Sale of builder's prebend (Clay #1)
P296699 BRM_2, 23 078. May 234 Sale of finished house and bit ritti property of Anu
P296700 YOS_20, 038 078. May ?234 Sale of finished house and bit ritti property of Anu
P342356 OECT_09, 19 078. Nov 234 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P296735 YOS_20, 039 078. Dec 234 Sale of shares of rights to cuts of meat associated with builder's prebend
P342435 TCL_13, 239 079. Feb 232 Sale of undeveloped lot
P392620 AoF_14, t._VI 080. Apr 232 Omens - commentary
P235192 NBDM_91 080. Nov 232 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P342358 OECT_09, 21 080. 232/231 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P363718 TCL_06, 46 081. Jul 231 Temple-building rituals
P364219 BM 33741 082. Jul 230 Horoscope of ? Nicanor
Corò_57 BM 114407 082. Aug 230 Quitclaim, bītu epšu in the quarter of the Adad temple
P342232 BiMes_24, 26 082. Sep 230 Sale of developed property
P296701 BRM_2, 24 082. Oct 230 Division of shares in house, undeveloped lot and builder's allotment
Corò_59 BM 109948 082. 230/229 Sale of a house {fragmentary}
Corò_58 BM 105177 082. 230/229 Sale, bītu epšu sippi raksu in the district of the Adad temple
P342364 OECT_09, 27 082. Mar ?229 Sale of unbuilt land
P348750 SpTU_4, 157 083. Sep 229 Calculation of the stipulated term
P363704 TCL_06, 32 083. Dec 229 Dimensions of Esagila (AO 6555)
P342361  OECT 09, 24 084. Jun 228 Receipt for price of house and share in prebends
P363692 TCL_06, 19 084. Aug 228 Weather forecast
P296518 BRM_4, 21 084. Oct 228 Omens: moths and spiders
Corò_60 BM 105169 084. 228/227 Sale, finished kuruppu
Land_5a BM 042666 086. Nov 226 Sale of house plot in donation formulary | Kutha
Corò_63 BM 109945 ---- 261-225 Sale of bītu epšu u kišubbû in the Ištar Gate district
( Seleucus III )
P342363 OECT_09, 26  086. Mar 225 Sale of duties in service of Aya   |   Larsa
P342362 OECT_09, 25 086. Mar 225 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P296532 OrNS_64, 1995, 192-196 087. Aug 225 Commentary: Antu
P342263 CM_12, 03 087. Nov 225 Quitclaim for house
P296705 BRM_2, 27 087. ?Nov 225 Sale of undeveloped lot
P342436 TCL_13, 240 088. May 224 Division of finished house and undeveloped lot
P296746 YOS_20, 043 088. Jul 224 Division of finished house and undeveloped lot
Horoscope_13 BM 47642 088. Jul 224 Horoscope 
P342259 BiMes_24, 53 088. ?Jul 224 Division of shares
P342358 OECT 09, 21 ---- 232-223 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
Jursa_p198 CT 49, 170 ---- 237-222 Record of Deposits  | Babylon (P482001) 
BM116690 Corò_66 090. Apr 222 Sale of ašipūtu prebend
( Antiochus III )
GYT_41 line o1 090. May 222 Goal Year Text
P363683 TCL_06, 10 090. 222/221 Omens
Jursa_p197 CT 49, 168 090. 222/221 Record of Deposits  | Babylon (P481999)
P342304 NCTU_01 091. May 221 Lease of property
P364220 BM 36620 092. Oct 220 Horoscope #14   (LBAT 1464)
P342367 OECT_09, 30 093. Jun 219 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P342368 OECT_09, 31 093. Jun 219 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
Stolper_9 ZA 3,150f. 1 094. Mar 218 Record of Deposit | Babylon 
P303991 YOS_20, 084 095? Apr ?217 Sale of shares in sorcerer's prebend
P342369 OECT_09, 32 095. Jul 217 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P297124 BIN_02, 135 095. Nov 217 Division of shares
P342370 OECT_09, 33 095. Nov 217 Sale of shares in erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends
P342481 BS 15, 28 ---- 221-216 Sale of shares in oil-presser's prebend 
P342358 OECT 09, 28 ---- 221-216 Sale of shares in baker's prebend 
P342425 RIAA_300 096. Aug 216 Sale contract
Stolper_10 CT 49, 133 096. Oct 216 Receipt for Interest Payment  (P481964)
P342371 OECT_09, 34 096. Mar 215 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P342372 OECT_09, 35 096. Mar 215 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P363689 TCL_06, 16 097. Nov 215 Omens
P342254 BiMes_24, 48 097. 215/214 Quitclaim concerning undeveloped lot
P342224 BiMes_24, 18 097? 215/214 Quitclaim concerning undeveloped lot
P303995 YOS_20, 046 098. 214/213 Division of developed house and undeveloped lot
P363707 TCL_06, 35 099. May 213 Erimhuš 05
P363676 TCL_06, 03 099. May 213 Gall-Bladder Omens
Corò_68 BM 105206 099. Oct 213 Sale of nuhatimmūtu prebend
P363675 TCL_06, 02 099. Dec 213 Gall-Bladder Omens
Corò_69 BM 105202 ---- 216-212 Sale of food prebend
P342375 OECT_09, 38 099. 213/212 Quitclaim concerning erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends 
P342438 TCL_13, 242 099. 213/212 Sale of shares in temple enterer's and gerseqqutu prebends 
P342469 VS_15, 16 100? May ?212 Sale of shares in cuts of meat
Stolper_11 CT 49, 134 100. Oct 212 Receipt for Interest Payment | Babylon  (P481965)
P304012 YOS_20, 047 100. Jan 211 Sale of rights to provisions associated with temple
P342495 VS 15, 42 ---- 221-211 Sale of house and undeveloped land
P342494 VS_15, 41 101. Apr 211 Sale of undeveloped land
P342418 RIAA_293 101. Nov 211 Sale of reed-hut
Corò_70 BM 109973 101. 211/210 Sale of multiple prebends
P342407 OECT_09, 70 101. 211/210 List of witnesses
P342230 BiMes_24, 24 101. 211/210 Sale of developed plot
P342376 OECT_09, 39 101. 211/210 Sale of rights to rations
P342501 VS_15, 48 102. Aug 210 Sale of share in buildings associated with Anu temple
( Antiochus III , with Antiochus the son )
P342378 OECT_09, 41 103. Apr 209 Division of shares in inheritance
Corò_71 BM 109943 106? Sep 206 Sale of multi-prebend group
Corò_72 BM 109970 106. Nov 206 Sale of tābihūtu prebend
P296764 YOS_20, 049 106. Dec 206 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P342419 RIAA_294 107. Dec 205 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P342208 BiMes_24, 02 108. Jul 204 Receipt for sale of portion of rights to neck cut of sacrificial oxen
P296741 YOS_20, 051 108. Oct 204 Sale of shares in gerseqqutu prebend
P304008 YOS_20, 052 108. Dec 204 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P363695 TCL_06, 22 108. ?204/203 Table of new moons
P296708 BRM_2, 30 109. Nov 203 Sale of storehouse
Corò_74 BM 114413 109. Nov 203 Sale of bītu sippi raksu bītu ruggubu etc. in the district of the Adad temple
Corò_76 BM 105207 109. 203/202 Sale of prebend, ērib bītūtu of Enlil
P364222 BM 36796 109. Feb 202 Horoscope #15   (LBAT 1466)
Q004180 Anu-uballit_K 110. Jul 202 Dedication of building by Anu-uballit Kephalon
P342394 OECT_09, 57 110? Jul ?202 Sale of shares in erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends 
P342265 CM_12,05 111. Oct 201 Sale of shares in oil processor's prebend
P342383 OECT_09, 46 111. Oct 201 Sale of shares in erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends 
P303983 YOS_20, 053 111. 201/200 Sale of takkasutu prebend
P342384 OECT_09, 47 112. Aug 200 Sale of storehouse
P342463 VS 15, 10 ---- 209-199 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P363345 BagM Beih._02,081 113. Oct 199 Horoscopes
Corò_89 BM 105187 ---- 213-197 Sale of multiple prebends: ērib bītūtu of Enlil and sirāšûtu
P342280 HANE/M_8, 183-4 115. Jul 197 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P303979 YOS_20, 085 115. Jul 197 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P303999 YOS_20, 054 115. 197/196 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend
P342209 BiMes_24, 03 116. May 196 Sale of (shares in) gerseqqutu prebend
P296773 YOS_20, 055 116. May 196 Sale of share in gerseqqutu prebend
P363688 TCL_06, 15 117. Feb 195 Omens
Land_1 BM 067387 118. May 194 Sale of a house plot | Borsippa
P296709 BRM_2, 31 118. Dec 194 Quitclaim
Corò_80 BM 109947 ---- 210-193 Sale of kišubbû in the district of the šamaš Gate
P388065 HANE/M 8, 387-8 ---- 206-193 Sale of shares in temple enterer's prebend (Corò_85)
Corò_79 BM 105173 119. Jul 193 Sale of kišubbu in the district of the šamaš Gate
Corò_81 BM 109964 ---- 210-192 Sale of kišubbu, in the Emihallake temple district
P303998 YOS 20, 58 ---- 209-192 Sale of share in cook's prebend
P342459 VS_15, 06 119? 193/192 Sale of house
P342266 CM 12,06 119. Jan 192 Sale of shares in gerseqqutu prebend
( Antiochus III )
Corò_86 nBM 114409 120. Aug 192 Sale of bīt ritti makkūr Anu, district of the Adad temple
P342152 AoF_05, 13 120? Aug ?192 List of witnesses
P342500 VS_15, 47 120. Oct 192 Sale of shares in properties
Corò_87 BM 109955 120. Oct 192 Sale of gerseqqûtu prebend
P342497 VS_15, 44 121. Oct 191 Sale of undeveloped land
P342212 BiMes_24, 06 121. Oct 191 Sale of temple enterer's prebend
P342267 CM_12, 07 122. Dec 190 Quitclaim concerning share of builder's prebend, food, storehouse 
P296639 BRM_1, 098 122. Dec 190 Quitclaim concerning builder's allotment
P342467 VS_15, 14 122. Jan 189 Sale of finished house
P342491 VS_15, 38 122. Feb 189 Sale of share in house
( Antiochus III , with Seleucus IV )
P481967 CT 49, 136 123. June 189 Lease Receipt with quitclaim clause | Borsippa
P481967 CT 49, 136 123. June 189 Lease Receipt with quitclaim clause | Borsippa
P296711 BRM_2, 33 124. Jul 188 Sale of food allowances
P342505 VS_15, 52 124. Aug 188 Sale of house and undeveloped lot
P296733 BRM 02,55 ---- 192-188 Sale of temple enterer's and butcher's prebend
Monerie_1 YOS_20, 062 ---- 189-187 Sacred manumission of female slave (P311794)
P342484 VS 15, 31 ---- 189-187 Lease of storehouse
P296712 BRM_2, 34 124. 188/187 Sale of doorkeeper's prebend
P363699 TCL_06, 27 124. ?188/187 Planetary table
P342268 CM 12, 08 124. Jan 187 Gift of house and one female slave
GYT_53 line o14 125. May 187 Goal Year Text
GYT_39 line r1 125. Oct 187 Goal Year Text
( Seleucus IV )
Land_10 BRM_1, 088 125. Jul 187 Judgement concerning land assigned to an exorcist | Kutha (P296448)
P342391 OECT_09, 54 126. Aug 186 Quitclaim concerning erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends 
P342392 OECT_09, 55 126. Aug 186 Quitclaim concerning erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebends 
P342390 OECT_09, 53 126. Dec 186 Sale of storehouse and passageway
P304005 YOS_20, 064 126? 186/185 Dialogue document concerning biltu
Corò_92 BM 116693 127. Apr 184 Sale ana bīt rittūtu of bītu epšu makkūr Anu bīt ritti 
P296763 YOS_20, 066 128. 184/183 Sale of share in south-building, rear building and outbuilding
P303974 YOS_20, 065 128. 184/183 Sale of house and exit way
P296713 BRM_2, 35 129. 183/182 Exchange of property
P342164 Babyloniaca_08, 130. May 182 Sale of property
P342465 VS_15, 12 130. May 182 Sale of property
Corò_93 BM 105183 130. Jun 182 Sale of a kuruppu in the district of the Šamaš Gate
P363711 TCL 06, 39 ---- 197-182 New year rituals
P363712 TCL 06, 40 ---- 197-182 New year rituals
P296759 YOS_20, 067 131. May 181 Sale of share in house plot
P296714 BRM_2, 36 131. Jun 181 Sale of allotment and real estate
P342440 TCL_13, 244 132. Jun 180 Sale of shares in kiri hallatu prebend
Corò_94 BM 109944 132. Jun 180 Sale of prebend in the hallatu-orchard
P342492 VS_15, 39 132. Sep 180 Division of land
P342493 VS_15, 40 132? Sep ?180 Division of land
P296715 BRM_2, 37 133. 179/178 Sale of house
P342229 BiMes_24, 23 133. ?Mar 178 Sale of house
Jursa_p201 BM 42380 135. 177/176 Promissory Note  | Babylon
P363270 BagM Beih._02,006 136. Sep 176 Kettledrum rituals
Horoscope_17 BM 41054 136. Oct 176 Horoscope
P363717 TCL_06, 45 ---- 187-175 Temple-building rituals
P342379 OECT 09, 42 ---- 187-175 Emoluments of an erib bit piristuti and goldsmith's prebend
P342393 OECT 09, 56 ---- 187-175 Sale of finished house
P342450 VDI 1955/4, 5 ---- 187-175 Sale of finished structures 
P297039 YOS 20, 92 ---- 187-175 Sale of shares in food allowances 
Corò_91 BM 109976 ---- 187-174 Sale of ašipūtu prebend
Corò_90 BM 105182 ---- 187-174 Sale of āšipūtu prebend
Corò_95 BM 114411 137. 175/174 Sale of a east facing suite located to the right of the Nār-Turnu canal
P342219 BiMes_24, 13 137. Feb 174 Sale of undeveloped plot of land
( Antiochus IV , with Antiochus V )
P296734 YOS_20, 068 138. Jun 174 Sale of house
P296716 BRM_2, 38 139. Aug 173 Sale of undeveloped lot
Corò_96 BM 114408 139. Nov 173 Allocation ana bīt rittūtu of kišubbû makkūr Anu
P500849 CTMMA_4, 148 139. 173/172 Land grant by Antiochus II | Sippar 
GYT_46 line r.i.3 142. Jul 170 Goal Year Text
P342395 OECT 09, 58 143. Dec 169 Exchange of property
P342470 VS_15, 17 143. Mar 168 Sale of property
P342483 VS_15, 30 144. Jul 168 Sale of house, passageway, undeveloped land
P342441 TCL_13, 245 144. Jul 168 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
Corò_97 BM 114415 144. Aug 168 Allocation ana bīt rīttūtu, kišubbû makkūr Anu, District of the Village
P342486 VS_15, 33 145. Mar 167 Sale of shares in {type not preserved} prebend
Corò_98 BM 116692 146. Aug 166 Lease, portfolio of prebends
P296742 YOS_20, 072 146. 166/165 Sale of house with second storey
P342466 VS_15, 13 146. Feb 165 Sale of house, property of Anu
P363353 BagM Beih._02,089 147. May 165 List of sages and scholars
( Antiochus V )
P414268 SBH 01 148. Mar 163 Liturgy | Babylon
P342233 BiMes 24, 27 148 . Feb 163 Sale of built up house and undeveloped lot 
P388068 JANEH_2, 001-035 149. Jun 163 Sale of undeveloped lot
Corò_99 BM 114414 149. Dec 163 Sale ana bīt rittūtu tenured house of the Fortress of Anu
P342237 BiMes 24, 31 ---- 173-163 Sale of share in ruined house
P296717 BRM_2, 39 149. Feb 162 Sale of storehouse
P342312 NCTU_09 150. Oct 162 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P363269 BagM Beih._02,005 150. 162/161 Kettledrum rituals
P342475 VS 15, 22 ---- 175-161 Sale of finished house
( Demetrius I )
P342163 AoF_05, 24 151. 161/160 List of witnesses
P342255 BiMes_24, 49 151? 161/160? Sacred manumission of male slave
P296756 YOS 20, 80 151. Mar 160 Sale of House?
P296720 BRM_2, 42 151. Mar 160 Sale of finished house, undeveloped lot and accessway
P296719 BRM 02,41 152. 160/59 Sale of finished house
P342398 OECT_09, 61 153. 159/158 Sale of shares in brewer's prebend
P342269 CM 12,09 153. Feb 158 Sale of house, passageway, yard and tenured property of Anu
P296722 BRM_2, 44 154. Jun 158 Quitclaim for storehouse in temple (P296722)
P296723 BRM_2, 45 154. 158/157 Exchange of property
P342231 BiMes_24, 25 155. Oct 157 Quitclaim concerning house and plot
P342316 NCTU_13 155. 157/156 Donation of finished house, bit ritti
P296761 YOS_20, 075 155. Feb 156 Sale of share in temple enterer's prebend
P342305 NCTU_02 155. Mar 156 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P342319 NCTU_16 155. Mar 156 Sale of share in butcher's prebend
P414293 SBH 26 156. Aug 156 Liturgy | Babylon
Corò_100 BM 114419 156? Aug 156 Sale ana bīt rittūtu of bītu, etc., in the Fortress of Anu
P342480 VS_15, 27 156. Mar 155 Sale of house, passageway, roof-storey, tenured land
P296762 YOS_20, 076 156. 156/155 Quitclaim for "western" house, out-building and finished animal pen
P311834 YOS 20, 81 ---- 159-155 Sale of storehouse
P414319 SBH 54 157. Jan 154 Liturgy | Babylon
P296725 BRM_2, 47 157. Mar 154 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
Corò_102 BM 114418 157. Mar 154 Sale of bītu epšu sippi raksu, district of the Adad temple
Nippur_1 UM 29-15-802 158. Jun 154 Deed concerning baker's prebend | Nippur
Corò_103 BM 114410 159. Dec 153 Conditional sale ana bīt rīttūtu of east-facing suite
P342450 VDI_1955/4, 5 159. 153/152 Sale of finished structures
P342448 VDI_1955/4, 3 159. Feb 152 Sale of developed property
Nippur_2 N 4029  159. Feb 152 Deed concerning baker's prebend | Nippur (P278954)
P414288 SBH 21 159. Mar 152 Liturgy | Babylon
P296726 BRM_2, 48 160. Nov 152 Sale of storehouse
P342143 AoF_05, 04+05 160. Nov 152 Sale of storehouse
P342366 OECT 09, 59 ---- 161-151 Sale of shares in oil presser's prebend
P311834 YOS 20, 79 ---- 161-151 Sale of storehouse and second storey house
Corò_108 BM 105175 ---- before 151 Gift of kišubbû in the district of the Šamaš Gate
Corò_104 BM 114424 160. 152/151 Sale ana bīt rīttūtu of undeveloped plot, Property of Anu
Corò_105 BM 114416 ---- 152/151 Sale ana bīt rīttūtu of house in the Village district
P304336 YOS_20, 078 160. Feb 151 Division of property
P342165 Babyloniaca_15, 07  161. Jun 151 Sale of one-half of an undeveloped lot
P342442 TCL 13, 246 161 . 151/0 Sale of undeveloped lot 
P363352 BagM Beih._02,088 ---- 200-150 Uruk King list
P342313 NCTU_10 ---- 161-150 Sale of house and land (?)
P363730 TCL 06, 58 ---- c. 150 Aramaic Incantation. (AO 6489) 
( Alexander Balas )
P342302 Iraq_59, 038 162. Jun 150 Sale of shares in allotments in cuts of meat
P342270 CM 12,10 162. Oct 150 Sale of storehouse and upper stories
P414283 SBH 17 162. 150/49 Liturgy | Babylon
P297123 BIN_02, 136 163. May 149 Sale of property
P342247 BiMes_24, 41 163. Dec 149 Sale of property
P414280 SBH 14 164. Nov 148 Liturgy | Babylon
P342453 VDI_1955/4, 8 165. Jun 147 Sale of shares in butcher's prebend
P296727 BRM_2, 49 166. Jun 146 Sale of finished house and undeveloped lot
P342149 AoF_05, 10 166. Jun 146 Sale of finished house and undeveloped lot
( Demetrius II )
GYT_54 line 10 167. Apr 145 Goal Year Text
P412175 CTMMA 2, 3 167. 145/144 Lament accompanied by Balag-instrument | Babylon
GYT_87 line o1 169. Aug 143 Goal Year Text
P364223 BM 35516 169. Mar 142 Horoscope #18   (LBAT 1467)
( 'Arsaces' = Mithridates I)
P342490 VS_15, 37 171. Oct 141 Sale of shares in erib bit piristi prebend
Horoscope_19 BM 81561 172. Sep 140 Horoscope
P296730 BRM_2, 52 173. 139/138 Sale of property
P414271 SBH 05 175. 137/136 Liturgy | Babylon
P412175  CTMMA 2, 2 178. 134/133 Lament accompanied by Balag-instrument | Babylon
P342250 BiMes_24, 44 ---- Jul 133? Slave dedication
Monerie_4 BRM 2, 53 180? Aug 132 Sacred manumission of female slave (P296731)
GYT_72 line r17 181. Jun 131 Goal Year Text
(Antiochus VII)
P414292 SBH 25 183. May 129 Liturgy | Babylon   { see * note }
( 'Arsaces' = Phraates II)
P414276 SBH 10 183. 129/128 Liturgy | Babylon
P342249 BiMes_24, 43 184. May 128 Slave dedication
(Hyspaosines)
Temple_p550 BOR 04, 132 185. May 127 Allowance for astrologers
( 'Arsaces' = Artabanus I, Mithridates II)
Horoscope_20 BM 78089 186. Aug 126 Horoscope
Parth_1  CT 49, 143 186. Mar 125 Income of cash-box | Babylon (P481974)
P364224 BM 33018 187. Oct 125 Horoscope #21   (LBAT 1468)
P412181 CTMMA 2, 8 191. 121/120 Lament accompanied by Balag-instrument | Babylon
P414311 SBH 45 193. Apr 119 Liturgy | Babylon
Temple_p551  CT 49, 144 193. Jan 118 Allowance for astrologer | Babylon (P481975)
Temple_p553  CT 49, 186 ---- 127-115 Allowance for astrologers | Babylon  (P482017) 
Horoscope_22 BM 41301 197. Jun 115 Horoscope
P364225 BM 34567 197. Jul 115 Birth Notice   (LBAT 1469)
Temple_p553  AB 247 197. Sep 115 Letter of an astrologer | Babylon
P414285 SBH 19 199. May 113 Liturgy | Babylon
P414281 SBH 15 199?. 113/112? Liturgy | Babylon
Parth_2 CT 49, 145 200. Apr 111 Tablet written by Bēl-ahhe-usur | Babylon (P481976)
Parth_3 CT 49, 146 209. 103/102 Division of a date harvest | Babylon (P481977)
P414270 SBH 03 209? 103/102? Liturgy | Babylon
Parth_4 CT 49, 148 217. Dec 95 Record of payments | Babylon (P481979)
Parth_5  CT 49, 166 218 . Apr 94 Certificate of Deposit | Babylon (P481997)
Parth_6 McEwan 1981b 218. Jul 94 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon
Parth_7 CT 49, 159 218. Aug 94 Record of payments | Babylon (P481990)
Parth_8 CT 49, 153 218. Sep 94 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon (P481984)
Parth_9 CT 49, 152 218. Sep 94 Record of payments | Babylon (P481983)
Parth_10  CT 49, 157 218. Nov 94 Record of payments | Babylon (P481988)
Parth_11 CT 49, 158 218. Jan 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481989)
Parth_13 CT 49, 150 218. Jan 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481981)
Parth_14 CT 49, 156 218. Feb 93 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon (P481987)
P296411 BRM 01,99 218. Mar 93 List of payments
Parth_15  CT 49, 155 218. Mar 93 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon (P481986)
Parth_16 CT49, 154 218. Mar 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481987 )
Parth_17 Kessler 16 218?. Mar 93 Record of payments | Babylon  (BM 41894) 
Parth_19  Kessler 9 218. 94/93 Record of payments | Babylon (BM 42107) 
Parth_20  Kessler 11 218. 94/93 Record of payments | Babylon  (BM 41665) 
Parth_21  CT 49, 151 218? 94/93? Record of payments | Babylon (P481982)
Parth_22  CT 49, 163 219. Apr 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481994)
Parth_23 McEwan 1981b 219. May 93 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon
Parth_24  CT 49, 160 219. May 93 Report of the income of cash-box | Babylon (P481991)
Parth_25 Kessler 10 219. May 93 Record of payments | Babylon
Parth_26 McEwan 1981b 219. Jun 93 Record of payments | Babylon
Parth_27 CT 49, 161 219. Jun 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481992)
Parth_28 McEwan 1981b 219. Jun 93 Record of payments | Babylon
Parth_29 CT 49, 162 219. Oct 93 Record of payments | Babylon (P481993)
Parth_31 CT 49, 164 219. Oct 93 Income of cash-box, and expenditures | Babylon (P481994)
Parth_32 Kessler 12 219. 93/92 Record of payments | Babylon (BM 41747)
Parth_33 Kessler 13 219. 93/92 Income of cash-box | Babylon (BM 42043)
P414312 SBH 46 221. May 91 Liturgy | Babylon
P414316 SBH 51 221. Mar 90 Liturgy | Babylon
P364226 BM 34003 223. Jan 88 Horoscope #23   (LBAT 1470)
P414294 SBH 27 226. Jul 86 Liturgy | Babylon
P414320 SBH 55 226. 86/85 Liturgy | Babylon
P364228 BM 35515 236. Sep 76 Horoscope #26   (LBAT 1474)
P364229 BM 38104 243. Apr 69 Horoscope #27   (LBAT 1475)


 

* Note : G.R.F. Assar, in "The Date of the Battle at the River Lycus" ( academia.edu ), has demonstrated that that the date at the end of SBH 25 should be read as year 163 S.E., not year 162. This enables him to calculate that the period of renewed Seleucid rule in Babylonia lasted from July 130 to some time between May and November 129 B.C.  



Links to other translations

  

Most of the translations have been provided online by various  ORACC projects:     HBTIN   ( Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names )  ,   ADART 6   ( Goal Year Texts )  ,   BLMS   ( Bilinguals in Late Mesopotamian Scholarship )  ,   CCPo   ( Cuneiform Commentaries Project )  ,   GKAB     ( The Geography of Knowledge in Assyria and Babylonia )   ,   and SelBI   ( Seleucid Building Inscriptions  ).

There are also various other collections of translations available online.  The following have been included in this list:

Clay A.T.Clay,   "Legal Documents from Erech, dated in the Seleucid Era"   archive.org
CM 12 R. Wallenfels,   "Seleucid Archival Texts in the Harvard Semitic Museum"   archive.org
Corò  P.Corò,   "Seleucid Tablets from Uruk in the British Museum"   PDF
Horoscope  F. Rochberg,   "Babylonian Horoscopes"   archive.org
Jursa M. Jursa,   " Agricultural Management, Tax Farming and Banking: Aspects of Entrepreneurial Activity in Babylonia"   academia.edu   
Land R.J. van der Spek,   "Land ownership in Babylonian Cuneiform Documents", pp.201-245   academia.edu   
Monerie   J.Monerie,   "More than a Workman? The case of the ēpeš dulli tīdi ša bīt ilāni from Hellenistic Uruk", App. I     academia.edu
Nippur R.J. van der Spek,   "Nippur, Sippar, and Larsa in the Hellenistic Period", Appendix II   academia.edu
Parth R.J. van der Spek,   "Cuneiform Documents on Parthian History: the Rahimesu Archive"     academia.edu
Stolper   M.W. Stolper,   "Late Achaemenid, Early Macedonian, and Early Seleucid Records of Deposit and Related Texts"     academia.edu
Temple R.J. van der Spek,   "The Babylonian Temple during the Macedonian and Parthian Domination    academia.edu

  


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