|King of Babylon|
|Reign||ca. 985 BC|
Dynasty of Elam
Širikti-šuqamuna, inscribed phonetically in cuneiform mši-rik-ti-dšu-qa-mu-nu and meaning “gift of (the god) Šuqamuna”, ca. 985 BC, succeeded his fellow “son of Bazi,” Ninurta-kudurrῑ-uṣur I, as 3rd king of the Bῑt-Bazi or 6th Dynasty of Babylon and exercised the kingship for just 3 months, insufficient a time to merit an official regnal year.
He was the last monarch of the Bīt-Bazi dynasty, which had reigned for 20 years 3 months according to the King List A,[i 1] and a contemporary of the Assyrian king Aššur-rabi II,[i 2] ca. 1012–971 BC. He was named for the Kassite god of war and of the chase, Šuqamuna, one of the two (with Šumalia) associated with the investiture of kings. The Chronicle Concerning the Reign of Šamaš-šuma-ukin,[i 3] a text containing disconnected passages from writing boards, names him as a brother of Nabû-kudurrī-uṣur, which is probably an error for the Ninurta-kudurrī-uṣur whom he succeeded. A person with this name (which appears no where else) appears as the šakin bāb ekalli, palace gate officer, and beneficiary of a land grant on a kudurru[i 4] but this was during the reign of Marduk-šāpik-zēri, some eighty years and ten reigns previously.
- King List A, BM 33332, iii.
- Synchronistic King List A.117, Assur 14646c.
- Šamaš-šuma-ukin Chronicle (ABC 15), BM 96273, lines 20 to 21.
- Land granto to Širikti-Šuqamuna kudurru IM 74651, in the National Museum of Iraq.
- The Dynastic Chronicle (ABC 18) v 11.
- J. A. Brinkman (1968). A political history of post-Kassite Babylonia, 1158-722 B.C. Analecta Orientalia. p. 164.
- Friedrich Delitzsch (Jan 1885). "The Religion of the Kassites". Hebraica 1 (3): 189–191. JSTOR 527374.
- J. A. Brinkman (1982). "Babylonia, c. 1000 – 748 B.C.". In John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger. The Cambridge Ancient History (Volume 3, Part 1). Cambridge University Press. p. 297.
- F. Reschid, C. Wilcke (1975). "Ein ‘Grenzstein’ aus dem ersten (?) Regierungsjahr des Königs Marduk-šāpik-zēri". Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie 65 (1): 34–62.