Aššur-bēl-nišēšu

According to the Assyrian King List [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/kinglists/assyriankinglist/assyriankinglist/index.html#AssurRabi] (AKL), Aššur-bēl-nišēšu, son of Aššur-nārārī II [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/mittanianhegemony/ashurnarariii/index.html], exercised the kingship of Assyria for nine years (near the end of the 15th century BCE). According to the Synchronistic History, Aššur-bēl-nišēšu concluded a treaty with Kara-indaš, a Kassite king of Babylon (Grayson 2000:158-159).

[Yehonatan Hershkovitz]

Bibliography

Grayson, A.K., 'Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 6 (1980-83), pp. 100-15.
Grayson, A.K. Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles, Winona Lake. Eisenbrauns, 2000.

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ashurbelnisheshu1

Ist A 03361 + Ist A 03362 (Ass 01424 + Ass 01426), KAH 1 no. 58

Several clay cones now in Berlin (Vorderasiatisches Museum) and Istanbul (Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri) are inscribed with a text of Aššur-bēl-nišēšu from Aššur. The inscription commemorates the construction of a new wall, which this ruler had added to the "great wall" of the New City, a structure built by Puzur-Aššur III and recorded on similar clay cones (see, this ruler's text no. 6 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/belubanidynasty/puzurashuriii/index.html#puzurashur306]). In both inscriptions, the geographical indication of the wall is indicated: "from the great wall of Inner City as far as the whole River (Tigris)."

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005706/] of Aššur-bēl-nišēšu 1.

Sources: (1) VA 07442 (Ass 15698)     (2) VA Ass 02081 (Ass 05231)     (3) Ist A 03637 (Ass 19813)     (4) Ist A 03361 + Ist A 03362 (Ass 01424 + Ass 01426)     (5) HE 321     (6) VA Ass 02082 (Ass 09073)     (7) VA Ass 02083 (Ass 09980)     (8) Ist A 03465 (Ass 07587)     (9) Ist A 03580 (Ass 15783)     (10) VA 05062 Ass 13699)     (11) VA Ass 02084 (Ass 10134)     (12) Ist A 03579 (Ass 15626)     (13) Ist A 03640 (Ass 20577)     (14) VA Ass 02142 (Ass 22724)

Bibliography

1904 Andrae, MDOG 22 pp. 35-36 (ex. 4, provenance)
1905 Andrae, MDOG 27 pp. 6-7 (ex. 4, provenance)
1905 Andrae, MDOG 28 p. 10 (ex. 2, edition)
1911 Messerschmidt, KAH 1 no. 58 (ex. 4, copy)
1911-12 Luckenbill, AJSL 28 pp. 172-73 (ex. 4, edition)
1913 Andrae, Festungswerke pp. 156-57 nos. 3-4 (exs. 1-2, 4, edition) and pl. LXXXVI (exs. 1-2, photo)
1915 Bezold, HKA p. 55 (ex. 4, edition)
1921 Scheil, RA 18 pp. 1-3 (ex. 5, copy, edition)
1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 nos. 22-23 (exs. 1, 10, copy)
1926 Meissner, IAK XIII 1 (exs. 1-7, 9-11, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §§50, 55, and p. 19 n. 2 (exs. 1, 4, translation)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 p. 24 and n. 1 (exs. 1-7, 9-11, study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LXIX 1 (exs. 1-7, 9-11, translation)
1982 Durand, Doc. Cun. 1 p. 22 no. 321 and pl. 117 (ex. 5, copy)
1982 Rost, FuB 22 nos. 7-11 (exs. 2, 6-7, 11, 14, copy)
1984 Donbaz and Grayson, RICCA nos. 12-17 (exs. 3-4, 8-9, 12-13, copy; exs. 8, 12-13, edition)


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Parts of the last nine lines of an inscription are preserved on on a clay cone fragment found at Aššur. The piece, which is now in the Vorderasiatisches Museum (Berlin), has tentatively been assigned to Aššur-bēl-nišēšu.

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q005707/] of Aššur-bēl-nišēšu 1001.

Source: VA 08990

Bibliography

1982 Rost, FuB 22 no. 12 (copy)

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz, 'Aššur-bēl-nišēšu', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2018 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/fromsamsiaddutomittanicilent18081364bc/mittanianhegemony/ashurbelnisheshu/]

 
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