Nabu-nadin-zeri
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Nabu-nadin-zeri
Nabû-n?din-z?ri
King of Babylon
Reign733 - 732 BC
PredecessorNabû-Nasir
SuccessorNabû-?uma-uk?n II
HouseDynasty of E
(mixed dynasties)

Nabû-n?din-z?ri, inscribed m[dNa]bû-n?dìn-z?ri in the King List A,[i 1] the only place his full name is given, and Na-di-nu or Na-din in the Chronicle on the Reigns from Nabû-Nasir to ?ama?-?uma-ukin known as Chronicle 1,[i 2] was the king of Babylon (733-732 BC), son and successor of Nabû-Nasir (747-734 BC). The Ptolemaic Canon gives his name as or , similar to the Chronicle version of his name.[1]

Biography

His accession followed shortly after the first incursions of the newly emboldened Neo-Assyrian state. He was one of the kings who were contemporary with Tukult?-apil-E?arra III, the Assyrian king who would later (729 BC) go on to conquer Babylon. In the second year of his reign, he was toppled and killed (d?k) in an insurrection led by a provincial official (b?l pati) named Nabû-?uma-uk?n, who in turn was to retain the throne for little more than one month. There are no known texts from his reign.[2] The overthrow of his dynasty and its replacement by a usurper may have provided Tukult?-apil-E?arra with the excuse to invade.[3]

Inscriptions

  1. ^ Kinglist A, BM 33332 iv.
  2. ^ Chronicle 1, I 13-15.

References

  1. ^ A. K. Grayson (1975). Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles. J. J. Augustin. p. 229.
  2. ^ J. A. Brinkman (2001). "Nabû-n?din-z?ri". In Erich Ebeling; Bruno Meissner; Dietz Otto Edzard (eds.). Reallexikon der Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Nab-Nuzi. Walter de Gruyter. pp. 29-30.
  3. ^ J. A. Brinkman (1984). Prelude to Empire: Babylonian Society and Politics, 747-626 B.C. 7. Philadelphia: Occasional Publications of the Babylonian Fund. pp. 41-42.

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