Teushpa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Teushpa was an early 7th-century BC king of the Cimmerians but is also mentioned as king of the Umman-Manda according to King Esarhaddon's inscriptions. In 679 BC, he commanded the Cimmerians in battle against the Assyrians under Esarhaddon, but lost the battle.[1]

His name recalls that of his contemporary Teispes (Chishpish) of the Achaemenids, though they do not seem to be etymlogically related.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rea, The Assyrian Exile: Israel's Legacy in Captivity, p. 91-95
  2. ^ http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/cispis-opers