Marduk-kabit-aḫḫēšu (1157-1140 BC)

According to Babylonian King List A [], the Kassite Dynasty (or Second Dynasty of Babylon) was succeeded by eleven kings of the so-called (Second) "Dynasty of Isin []". The founder of this dynasty is stated to have been a man called Marduk-kabit-aḫḫēšu (cf. Babylonian King List C [] for the full name), but despite his reportedly rather long reign of seventeen (Babylonian King List A []) or eighteen (Babylonian King List C []) years, no official inscriptions of this king or documents dated by his regnal years have yet been discovered. Because of the designation of his dynasty in the king lists, it is likely that Marduk-kabit-aḫḫēšu came from Isin. He was followed on the throne by Itti-Marduk-balāṭu [] who, in his only surviving official inscription, claims to have been his son.

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. 40, 90-93 and 323-324 no. 1).

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. p. 6).

Alexa Bartelmus

Alexa Bartelmus, 'Marduk-kabit-aḫḫēšu (1157-1140 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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