Aššur-rabi II

Aššur-rabi II (1012-972 BC) was a son of Ashurnasirpal I [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurnasirpali/index.html] (1049-1031 BC). According to the Assyrian King List (AKL), in which he appears as the ninety-fifth ruler of Ashur, he reigned for 41 years and was succeeded by his son Aššur-rēša-iši II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurreshaishiii/index.html] (971-967 BC) (Grayson 1986, 113). No royal inscriptions are known for this king. A stele from the so-called "row of steles" at Ashur with no inscription preserved must belong either to him or to Aššur-nārārī IV [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurnarariiv/index.html] (1018-1013 BC) since it was discovered between the steles of their predecessor Shalmaneser II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/shalmaneserii/index.html] (1030-1019 BC) and Aššur-rēša-iši II (Grayson 1991, 125). Ashurnasirpal II [http:/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/ashurnasirpalii/index.html] (883-859 BC) mentions Aššur-rabi II on a clay cone (text no. 58: 3') as the previous builder of the Bīt-nathi, which is a part of the temple of Ishtar in Nineveh (Fuchs/Radner 1999, 209). Aššur-rabi II is also named on another clay cone of Ashurnasirpal II (text no. 65: 3'), probably a duplicate of the aforementioned text (Fuchs/Radner 1999, 209). Shalmaneser III [http:/riao/theassyrianempire883745bc/shalmaneseriii/index.html] (858-824 BC) mentions Aššur-rabi II in text no. 2: ii 37 as one who has lost the cities Ana-Aššur-uter-aṣbat (=Pitru) and Mutkinu (Fuchs/Radner 1999, 209).

[Alexander Kudryavtsev]


Fuchs A., K. Radner (1998). Aššur-rabi II. In K. Radner (Ed.), The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (Volume 1, Part I: A), p. 209, Helsinki
Grayson, A. K., Königslisten und Chroniken. B. Akkadisch. In D. O. Edzard (Ed.), Reallexikon der Assyriologie und vorderasiatischen Archäologie (Band 6), pp. 86–135, Berlin, 1986
Grayson, A. K., Assyrian Rulers of the Early First Millennium BC I (1114-859 BC), RIMA 2, University of Toronto, 1991

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Jamie Novotny & Alexander Kudryavtsev, 'Aššur-rabi II', The Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online (RIAo) Project, The RIAo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2020 [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurrabiii/]

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