Ninurta-kudurri-usur II

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Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur II
King of Babylon
Reign ca. 943 BC
Predecessor Nabû-mukin-apli
Successor Mār-bῑti-aḫḫē-idinna
House Dynasty of E
(mixed dynasties)

Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur II, inscribed mdMAS-NIG.DU-PAP,[i 1] ca. 943 BC, was the 2nd king of the Dynasty of E, a sequence of mixed dynasties, of Babylon and he reigned for 8 months 12 days, according to the King List A.[i 2] No contemporary documents survive for his reign or that of his successor, his younger brother, Mār-bῑti-aḫḫē-idinna.

Biography[edit]

He succeeded his long-reigning father, Nabû-mukin-apli, during whose time he appeared as a witness on a kudurru recording a title deed, dated to either his father's 23rd or 25th year. The dynastic affiliation of the family is unknown and all three members of the family are recorded as the successive contemporaries of the Assyrian king Tukultī-apil-Ešarra II.[i 3] Two inscriptions on Lorestān bronze arrowheads are inscribed with the name “Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur” but are generally ascribed to the earlier, similarly obscure monarch, Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur I, ca. 987 – 985 BC, while a third possession inscription gives his title as Prince (A LU.GAL) and is thought likely to be this individual, although in fact each of them could refer to either monarch.[1]

The Religious Chronicle[i 4] may have been written during his reign, as it ends with events relating to the reign of his father although the only copy that we have is written in the Neo-Babylonian script and is consequently late. His reign was possibly too insignificant to warrant mention in the Eclectic Chronicle.[2]

Inscriptions[edit]

  1. ^ Synchronistic King List fragments VAT 11261 (KAV 10) and VAT 11261 (KAV 182).
  2. ^ King List A, BM 33332, iii 16.
  3. ^ Synchronistic King List, Ass. 14616c (KAV 216) iii 10.
  4. ^ Religious Chronicle (ABC 17), BM 35968.

References[edit]

  1. ^ J. A. Brinkman (2001). Dietz Otto Edzard, ed. Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie: Nab - Nuzi 9. Walter De Gruyter. p. 525. 
  2. ^ A. K. Grayson (1975). Assyrian and Babylonian chronicles. J. J. Augustin. pp. 38, 63.