Kashshaya (Kashshaia) of Babylon

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Kashshaya (Kashshaia) of Babylon

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Daughter of Nebuchadnezzar II, king of Babylon and Neitaqert (Nitokris)
Wife of Neriglissar (Nergal-Sharezer) of Babylon
Sister of Neitaqert (Nitocris), Queen of Babylon and Amel-Marduk
Half sister of Amel-Marduk King of Babylon; Eanna-shar-usur Prince of Babylon, Prince of Babylon; Marduk-sham-usur and Mushezib Marduk

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About Kashshaya (Kashshaia) of Babylon

Another official named in Jeremiah 39:3 is also known from cuneiform sources as ­Nergal-Sharezer. Jeremiah 39:13–14 goes on to say that he was instrumental in releasing Jeremiah from the Courtyard of the Guard where he was being held as prisoner. Nergal-Sharezer was married to Nebuchadnezzar’s daughter Kashshaia and later became king of Babylon (559–556 BC), the Neriglissar of the classical sources (Wiseman 1985: 10–12; Leick 1999: 122).