A Magician and a Handmaiden
by Estéban Trujillo de Gutiérrez
When a bright star appears in the ecliptic (?), there will be a slaughter of Elam with the sword.
When the Sun reaches its zenith in a parhelion (?), the king will grow angry and raise the sword. (Explanation of ideograph.)
Jupiter has stood for a month over its reckoned time. When Jupiter passes to sunset, the land will dwell peacefully. Jupiter has stood for a month over its reckoned time.
Marcheswan is the month of the king, my lord.
(Rev. 5 ff.). The handmaiden of the king, my lord, has gone (?) to Akkad; I cannot tarry, [for] she has run away; let the king, my lord, [send and] fetch her and give her to me.
From Bil-li’, son of Igibi, the magician.”
Reginald Campbell Thompson, The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon, Vol. II, London, 1900. pp. lxiv-lxv.