Nergal-ushezib

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Nergal-ushezib, originally Shuzub, was a Babylonian nobleman who was installed as King of Babylon by the Elamites in 694 BC, after their capture of Babylon and deposition and murder of the previous king Ashur-nadin-shumi, son of King Sennacherib of Assyria.

Nergal-ushezib reigned as King for little more than a year. Sennacherib soon made war on Babylon to recover the city and avenge his son's death. Nergal-ushezib was defeated and captured by the Assyrians in battle near Nippur in September 693 BC.[1] Nergal-ushezib's subsequent fate is unknown. He was succeeded by the Chaldean prince Mushezib-Marduk, who continued the resistance against Assyria.[2]

Preceded by
Ashur-nadin-shumi
King of Babylon
694–693 BC
Succeeded by
Mushezib-Marduk

Reference

  1. ^ Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles, By Albert Kirk Grayson
  2. ^ The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume 3, Part 2, edited by John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, N. G. L. Hammond

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