Aššur-rēša-iši II

Aššur-rēša-iši II (971-967 BC) was a son of Aššur-rabi II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurrabiii/index.html] (1012-972 BC). According to the Assyrian King List (AKL), in which he appears as the ninety-sixth ruler of Ashur, he reigned for 5 years and was succeeded by his son Tiglath-pileser II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/tiglathpileserii/index.html] (966-935 BC) (Grayson 1986, 113). A label on a stele and one royal inscription are known for Aššur-rēša-iši II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurreshaishiii/index.html] (971-967 BC). According to the inscription, Bēl-ēreš, a ruler of Šadikanni, a city-state on the Habur, was an Assyrian vassal, which demonstrates that the Assyrian influence has stretched quite far to the west at the time (Grayson 1991, 126).

[Alexander Kudryavtsev]


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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This five-line inscription comes from a stele found in the so-called "row of steles" at Ashur; it is one of very few texts reliably dated to Aššur-rēša-iši II's reign.

[Poppy Tushingham]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q006009/] of Aššur-rēša-iši II 01.

Source: VA Ass 01202 (Ass 15549)


1913 Andrae, Stelenreihen p. 22 and pl. XIV no. 12 (photo, copy, edition)
1926 Luckenbill, ARAB 1 §348 (translation)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 XCVI 1 (translation)
1991 Grayson, RIMA 2, pp. 126 A.0.96.1 (edition)


This text is attested on a broken clay cylinder found at Ashur. In the text, an Assyrian vassal Bēl-ēreš, a ruler of Šadikanni, a city-state on the Habur, reports about the reclamation of fallow land along the river, the reopening of an irrigation canal and various building activities at the old temple of his god Samnuha. Bēl-ēreš ruled during the time of Aššur-rabi II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurrabiii/index.html] and Aššur-rēša-iši II [http:/riao/thekingdomofassyria1114884bc/ashurreshaishiii/index.html] (Grayson 1991, 126).

[Alexander Kudryavtsev]

Access the composite text [http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/Q006010/] of Aššur-rēša-iši II 2001.

Source: Ist EȘEM 06702 (Ass 01758)


1927 Nassouhi, MAOG 3/1-2 pp. 6-10 no. 2 (copy, edition)
1932 Ebeling, RLA 1/6 p. 474 (study)
1954 Frankena, Tākultu pp. 89-90 and 110-11 (study)
1961 Borger, EAK 1 pp. 106 and 125 (study)
1970 Millard, Iraq 32 p. 173 (study)
1972 Grayson, ARI 1 p. XXI n. 8 g (study)
1976 Grayson, ARI 2 XCVI 2* (translation)

Poppy Tushingham & Alexander Kudryavtsev

Poppy Tushingham & Alexander Kudryavtsev, 'Aššur-rēša-iši 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/ashurreshaishiii/]

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