The Reports of the Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon in the British Museum
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...grows dim and disappears in Ab, there will be a slaughter of Elam. When Venus appears in Ab from the first to the thirtieth day, there will be rains, the crops of the land will be prosperous. (In the middle of this month Venus appeared in Leo at sunrise.) From Nfrgal-ftir. Obv. 3. uStaktit perhaps = become frightened. See Del., 363 b. No. 209 (Obv. 1-5). When Sarur and Sargaz of the tail of Scorpio are brilliant, the weapons of Akkad will make an onslaught. (Venus has appeared in Pabilsag.) When Venus (IStar) puts on the diadem of the Moon divided, there will be desolations. Obv. 4. muniksisa /kasasu. Rev. 1 '(when) Venus (puts on) a dark crown' perhaps indicates that the New Moon occults her. No. 210. When Venus in Kislew from the first to the thirtieth day disappears at sunrise, there will be famine of corn and straw in the land. The lord of kings has spoken thus, 'Why hast thou not observed? the month, and sent the lucky and unlucky?' The prince of the kingdom has been neglected, has not been obeyed. May the lord of kings when his face is favourable lift up my head that I may make my decisions and tell the king, my lord. From Asaridu. Obv. 7. inatiS perhaps Heb. natas, but by no means certain. No. 211 (Obv. 1--Rev. 2). When Venus appears in Sebat, the crops of the land will prosper: . /. will be prosperous: mercy and welfare will be in the land. Venus stood in the midst of Anunitum. When Venus appears in Virgo, rains in heaven, floods on (earth), the crops of Aharru will prosper; fallen ruins will be inhabited. No. 213 (Obv. 1-5). When Scorpio approaches the front of the Moon and stands, the reign of the king will be long; the enemy will come, but his defeat will be accomplished. No. 215 (Obv. 4, ff). The Breast of Scorpio which stood..
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