Irhuleni

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Slab with Hittite hieroglyphic inscriptions mentioning the activities of king Urhilina and his son. 9th century BC. From Hama. Museum of the Ancient Orient, Istanbul

Irhuleni (Luwian: Urhilina) was King of Hamath. He led a coalition against the Assyrian expansion under Shalmaneser III, alongside Hadadezer of Damascus.[1] This coalition succeeded in 853 BC in the Battle of Qarqar a victory over the Assyrians, halting their advance to the west for two years. Later Irhuleni maintained good relations with Assyria. His son was, in Luwian, Uratami.[2]

His name also appears in inscriptions on votive offerings found in Nimrud.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Hawkins, RLA IV, 67-70.
  • Hawkins, CAH III.1, 393-396.
  • Klengel, Syria. 3000 to 300 BC, Berlin 1992, 213

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luis Robert Siddall, The Reign of Adad-nīrārī III: An Historical and Ideological Analysis of An Assyrian King and His Times. BRILL, 2013 ISBN 9004256148 p.37
  2. ^ Bryce, Trevor (2012). The world of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms : a political and military history. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. p. 136. ISBN 0199218722.