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King of Ebla
Reignc. 2360 BC. Middle chronology
King of Ebla
First Eblaite Empire.

Igrish-Halam or Igriš-Halab,[1] was a king of the ancient city state of Ebla.[2][3] His name means "(The god of) Halab has driven away (the opponent)", hence, the name might be a commemoration of an Eblaite victory that led to the incorporation of lands beyond the city of Halab.[4] His reign was characterized by an Eblaite weakness, and tribute paying to the kingdom of Mari,[5][6] with whom Ebla fought a long war.[7] His battle with Iblul-Il of Mari at Sahiri was instrumental in this tribute payment.

He ruled for 12 years[8] and was succeeded by his son Irkab-Damu who was a more vigorous ruler.



  1. ^ Archi 2010, p. 3.
  2. ^ Gregorio del Olmo Lete, Mythologie et religion des sémites occidentaux, Nummer 1 page118 (2008)
  3. ^ Antonio Panaino and Giovanni Pettinato , Ideologies as Intercultural Phenomena: Proceedings of the Third Annual Symposium of the Assyrian and Babylonian Intellectual Heritage Project, Held in Chicago, USA, October 27–31, 2000 |page 200( 2002)
  4. ^ Archi 2010, p. 4.
  5. ^ Tonietti, Maria Vittoria (2010). "Musicians in the Ebla Texts". In Pruzsinszky, Regine; Shehata, Dahlia. Musiker und Tradierung: Studien Zur Rolle Von Musikern Bei Der Verschriftlichung und Tradierung Von Literarischen Werken.( LIT Verlag Münster., 2010) p69
  6. ^ Nadali, Davide (2007). "Monuments of War, War of Monuments: Some Considerations on Commemorating War in the Third Millennium BC". Orientalia. Pontificium Institutum Biblicum. 76 (4). p350. OCLC 557711946.
  7. ^ Joan Aruz; Ronald Wallenfels (2003). Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. p. 462.
  8. ^ Frayne, Douglas (1990). Old Babylonian Period (2003–1595 BC). The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia Early Periods. 4. (University of Toronto Press, 1990). ISBN 978-0-8020-5873-7. p3-16.


  • Archi, Alfonso (2010). "Hadda of Ḫalab and his Temple in the Ebla Period". IRAQ. Cambridge University Press - On Behalf of The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial). 72: In Honour of the Seventieth Birthday of Professor David Hawkins. ISSN 0021-0889. JSTOR 20779017.