Marduk-aḫḫē-erība (1046 BC)

Almost nothing is known about the ninth ruler of the Second Dynasty of Isin []. His name is partly broken in Babylonian King List A []; the restoration of the pertinent entry as Marduk-aḫḫē-erība is solely based on the assumption that this ruler should be identified with the king of the name who is mentioned in a kudurru that for paleographical reasons should be dated to approximately this time. No other inscriptions dating to his very short reign are extant and he does not even appear in a single Babylonian chronicle; therefore, also his relationships with his predecessor Adad-apla-iddina [] and his successor Marduk-zēr?-x [] remain unclear.

Selected Bibliography:

Brinkman, J.A., A Political History of Post-Kassite Babylonia. 1158-722 B.C. (Analecta Orientalia 43), Roma: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1968 (esp. pp. 44, 144-146 and 338-339 no. 9).

Frame, G., Rulers of Babylonia. From the Second Dynasty of Isin to the End of Assyrian Domination (1157-612 BC) (The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia, Babylonian Periods 2), Toronto et al.: University of Toronto Press, 1995 (esp. pp. 64).

Alexa Bartelmus

Alexa Bartelmus, 'Marduk-aḫḫē-erība (1046 BC)', RIBo, Babylon 2: The Inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of Isin, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2016 []

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