Ilim-Ilimma I

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Ilim-Ilimma I
King of Halab (Yamhad)
Reign Middle 16th century BC – c. 1525 BC
Predecessor Abba-El II
Successor Kingdom abolished
next king of Halab was : Telepinus.[1]

Ilim-Ilimma I (reigned middle 16th century BC - c. 1525 BC - Middle chronology)[2] was the king of Halab (formerly Yamhad) succeeding his father Abba-El II.[3][4]

Reign[edit]

Ilim-Ilimma is known through the inscriptions found on the Statue of his Son Idrimi,[5] his queen belonged to Emar royalty,[6] he had many children of which Idrimi was the youngest.[7]

Ilim-Ilimma was under the threats of king Parshatatar of Mitanni,[8] a rebellion probably instigated by him ended Ilim-Ilimma reign and life in ca. 1525 BC,[9] and the royal family fled to Emar.[10]

Dynasty Fate[edit]

Aleppo came under the authority of Mitanni,[11] Idrimi stayed in exile for seven years,[12] after which he conquered Alalakh and continued the dynasty as the King of Mukis,[13] Ilim-Ilimma I was the last king of the Yamhad dynasty to rule as King of Halab,[14] his grandchild Niqmepa might have controlled Halab but as king of Alalakh.[15]

Ilim-Ilimma I of Halab
Died: 1525 BC
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Abba-El II
King of Halab (Yamhad)
– 1525 BC
Vacant
Title next held by
Telepinus

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Moyra Caldecott. Tutankhamun and the Daughter of Ra. p. 260. 
  2. ^ Thomas Nelson. The Chronological Study Bible. p. 393. 
  3. ^ Michael C. Astour. Hittite history and absolute chronology of the Bronze Age. p. 19. 
  4. ^ Michael C. Astour. Orientalia: Vol. 38. p. 382. 
  5. ^ Horst Klengel. Syria, 3000 to 300 B.C.: a handbook of political history. p. 87. 
  6. ^ Masamichi Yamada. Essays on Ancient Anatolia and Syria in the Second and Third Millennium B.C.. p. 304. 
  7. ^ Sidney Smith. The Statue of Idri-Mi. p. 60. 
  8. ^ Trevor Bryce. The Kingdom of the Hittites. p. 126. 
  9. ^ Trevor Bryce. Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History. p. 34. 
  10. ^ Columbia University, Ancient Near Eastern Society. Journal, Volumes 6-9. p. 67. 
  11. ^ Horst Klengel. Syria, 3000 to 300 B.C.: a handbook of political history. p. 88. 
  12. ^ Trevor Bryce. Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History. p. 35. 
  13. ^ Trevor Bryce. Ancient Syria: A Three Thousand Year History. p. 36. 
  14. ^ Neil Zimmerer. The Chronology of Genesis: A Complete History of the Nefilim. p. 57. 
  15. ^ Michael C. Astour. Orientalia: Vol. 38. p. 384.