Erišum III

No royal inscriptions of Erišum III have been found, but his name appears in two king lists: the Assyrian King List [] (AKL) and the Synchronistic King List [] (SKL).
According to the former chronographic text, this Erišum held authority for thirteen years, was the son of Šū-Nīnua [] (or Kidin- Nīnua), and was the brother of his immediate predecessor (Šarma-Adad II []). The SKL records that he was a contemporary of Gandaš, the first king of the Kassite dynasty, and Ea-gāmil, the last king of the Sealand I dynasty. Although scholars consider this synchronism to be false, it seems likely that Erišum ruled around the time of the fall of Babylon (1595 BC).


Garelli, P., 'Irišum,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie 5, 1976-80, pp. 162-164.
Grayson, A.K., 'Königslisten und Chroniken – Akkadisch, ' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie 6, 1980-1983, pp. 86-135.

Yehonatan Hershkovitz

Yehonatan Hershkovitz, 'Erišum III', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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