Babylonian Rulers of the Early First Millennium

The pages included under the "Early First Millennium Rulers" tab are intended to provide general information about the rulers of Babylonia from 978 to 729 BC. Click on the names of any ruler's name to the left (or below) to view a short biography of his reign. Note that the links to the left are arranged alphabetically, rather than chronologically (as they are below).

To learn more about the official inscriptions of these rulers, click on the "Inscriptions" link beneath the king's name. Note that this option is available only when you are viewing a king's bio page.

Rulers (in chronological order):
Nabû-mukīn-apli [] (978-943 BC)
Ninurta-kudurrī-uṣur II [] (943 BC)
Mār-bīti-aḫḫē-iddina [] (942-? BC)
Šamaš-mudammiq [] (?-? BC)
Nabû-šuma-ukīn I [] (?-? BC)
Nabû-apla-iddina [] (?- ? BC)
Marduk-zākir-šumi I [] (?-? BC)
Marduk-balāssu-iqbi [] (?-813? BC)
Baba-aḫa-iddina [] (812? BC)
Ninurta?-apl?-[...] [] (?-? BC)
Marduk-bēl-[zēri] [] (?-? BC)
Marduk-apla-uṣur [] (?-? BC)
Erība-Marduk [] (?-? BC; E Dynasty)
Nabû-šuma-iškun [] (?-748 BC; E Dynasty)
Nabû-nāṣir [] (747-734 BC; E Dynasty)
Nabû-nādin-zēri [] (733-732 BC; E Dynasty)
Nabû-šuma-ukīn II [] (732 BC; E Dynasty)
Nabû-mukīn-zēri [] (731-729 BC; Šapî Dynasty)

Click here [] to view the period of the uncertain dynasties within the chronological framework of the rulers of Babylonia from 1157 BC to 64 BC.

Jamie Novotny

Jamie Novotny, 'Babylonian Rulers of the Early First Millennium', RIBo, Babylon 6: The Inscriptions of the Period of the Uncertain Dynasties, The RIBo Project, a sub-project of MOCCI, 2018 []

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