Shu-Ninua, king of Assyria

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Birthplace: Assyria
Death: -1600 (69-70)
Abt. 1602 BCE, Assyria
Immediate Family:

Son of Bazaya, King of Assyria
Father of Erishum III, King of Assyria; Sharma-Adad II, King of Assyria and Ishme-Dagan

Occupation: aka Shu-Ninua (Ninus); 32nd King of Old Assyria, koning van Assyrië
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About Shu-Ninua, king of Assyria

en.Wikipedia, Shu-Ninua:

"Reign: c. 1615–1602 BC

"Shu-Ninua or ŠÚ- or Kidin-Ninua, inscribed mŠÚ-URU.AB x ḪA,[i 1][i 2] the 54th king to appear on the Assyrian Kinglist, was the ruler of Assyria, c. 1615 to 1602 BC, and was the son of his predecessor-but-one, succeeding Lullaya, a “son of nobody.”[2]

"The reading of the first element in his name is uncertain, as Ignace Gelb and Benno Landsberger originally proposed BAR, giving Kidin-Ninua, "[Under] the protection of Nineveh," while Arno Poebel read the name as beginning with [%C5%A0]Ú- and Weidner read it as [%C5%A0]I- on another fragmentary copy of the kinglist.[i 3] J. A. Brinkman observed that with the exception of this disputed interpretation, all transliterations gave ŠÚ, reinforced by the Synchronistic Kinglist,[i 4] ˹mŠÚ-ni˺-nu-a, which had led to the preponderance for interpreting his name as Shu-Ninua in recent years,[3] “he of Ishtar,”[4] if Nina is correctly identified as a Babylonian name for this deity, although this remains unproven. A recleaning of the fragmentary kinglist,[i 3] however, has revealed a name collated by Heeßel to be [mki-d]in-dNINUA.[5]

"There are no contemporary inscriptions of his reign.[6] He is recorded as having been a contemporary of Akurduana of the Sealand Dynasty in southern Babylonia in the Synchronistic Kinglist,[i 4] rather than any supposed ruler from the Kassite dynasty. The Assyrian Kinglist records that he reigned for fourteen years before being succeeded by his sons, Sharma-Adad II and then Erishum III."

  1. Bertman, Stephen (2003). Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 91. ISBN 978-0195183641.
  2. K. Radner (1999). The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire, Volume 1, Part II: B–G. The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project. p. 278.
  3. J. A. Brinkman (1973). "Comments on the Nassouhi Kinglist and the Assyrian Kinglist Tradition". Orientalia. 42: 318–319.
  4. šu, CAD Š 3, p. 160.
  5. Nils P. Heeßel (2003). "Zur Lesung der Königsnamens ŠÚ-URU.NINA". NABU (3): 60–61.
  6. A. K. Grayson (1975). Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles. J. J. Augustin. pp. 31–32.
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