Ashur-nirari II, King of Assyria

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Ashur-nirari II, King of Assyria

Birthplace: Assyria
Death: -1407 (77-78)
1407 BCE, Assyria
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Son of Enlil-Nasir II, King of Assyria
Father of Aššūr-bēl-nīšēšu, king of Assyria

Occupation: 45th King of Old Assyria, koning van Assyrië
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About Ashur-nirari II, King of Assyria

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Reign: c. 1424–1418 BC[1]

"Aššur-nērārī II, inscribed maš-šur-ERIM.GABA (=DÁḪ), "(the god) Aššur is my help,"[2] was the king of Assyria, the 68th to appear on the Assyrian Kinglist, ca. 1424–1418 BC or 1414–1408 BC depending on a later uncertainty in the chronology, at the tail end of the Old Assyrian period. The small city state of Aššur was a vassal state of the Mitanni empire at this time and still recovering from their sacking of the city under Šauštatar.

"He was the son of Enlil-nāṣir II, who had preceded him on the Assyrian throne. According to the Khorsabad Kinglist[i 1] he reigned for seven years, the corresponding columns on the Nassouhi and SDAS Kinglists are damaged at this point.[3] A legal text[i 2] from Aššur is dated to the “Eponym of Ber-nādin-aḫḫe, son of Aššur-nērārī, supreme judge” and another[i 3] gives the witness “Šamaš-kidinnu, son of Ibaši-ilu, son of Ber-nādin-aḫḫe, supreme judge.” The title and genealogy suggest Ber-nādin-aḫḫe may have been an otherwise unattested successor to Aššur-nērārī.[4]

"He was succeeded by his son, Aššur-bēl-nišešu."

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