Erība-Adad I

Two copies of the Assyrian King List (Khorsabad List [] and SDAS []) record that Erība-Adad I was the son of Aššur-bēl-nišēšu [], while another copy (Nassouhi List []) states that he was a son of Aššur-rêm-nišēšu []. Nevertheless, his own inscriptions (see below) confirm that he was a son of Aššur-bēl-nišēšu. According to the AKL, he ruled Assyria for twenty-seven years.

[Yehonatan Hershkovitz]


Grayson, A.K., 'Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch,' Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 6 (1980-83), pp. 100-15.

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This inscription of Erība-Adad I is known from a fragmentarily preserved clay tablet discovered at Hejel. Parts of the introduction (the king's name, title, and genealogy) and concluding formulae are preserved. The building account has unfortunately not survived. The tablet is in Berlin (Vorderasiatisches Museum).

Access the composite text [] of Erība-Adad I 1.

Source: VAT 09836 (Ass 04901)


1922 Schroeder, KAH 2 no. 25 (copy)
1926 Meissner, IAK XVI 1 (edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §53 (translation)
1950 Landsberger and Balkan, Belleten 14 p. 253 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LXXII 1 (translation)


A five-line proprietary inscription of Erība-Adad I is inscribed on two bricks found at Aššur. Both objects are in the Eski Șark Eserleri Müzesi of the Arkeoloji Müzeleri (Istanbul).

Access the composite text [] of Erība-Adad I 2.

Sources: (1) Ist EȘEM 09445 (Ass 16315)     (2) Ist EȘEM 09444 (Ass 17991)


1926 Meissner, IAK XVI 2 (exs. 1-2, edition)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 LXXII 2 (exs. 1-2, translation)

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz

Jamie Novotny & Yehonatan Hershkovitz, 'Erība-Adad I', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2022 []

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