Libāya was the forty-ninth ruler of Aššur according to the Assyrian King List [] (AKL). After succeeding his father Bēlu-bāni [], Libāya held power for seventeen years; he was followed on the throne by his son Šarma-Adad I []. J. Reade suggests that Libāya and his son, like his father Bēlu-bāni, may have been either independent rulers of the city Ekallātum or were governors of Aššur who were dependant on the more powerful Ekallātum; thus, Libāya and Šarma-Adad I may have been contemporaries of Bāzāyu [], a man whom the AKL states was a son of Bēlu-bāni who exercised kingship for twenty-eight years.


Kessler, K., 'Libāja,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie 6 (1980-1983), pp. 641.
Reade, J., 'Assyrian King-lists, The Royal Tombs of Ur, and Indus Origins,' Journal of Near Eastern Studies 60/4 Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001, pp. 1-29.

Poppy Tushingham

Poppy Tushingham, 'Libāya', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2021 []

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