Labashi-Marduk

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Lâbâši-Marduk
King of Babylon
Reign ca. 556 BC
Predecessor Neriglissar
Successor Nabonidus

Labashi-Marduk, (Akkadian translation, "May I not come to shame, O Marduk") [1]was king of Babylon (556 BC), and son of Neriglissar. Lâbâši-Marduk succeeded his father when still only a boy, after the latter's four-year reign. Most likely due to his very young age, he was deemed unfit to rule, and was murdered in a conspiracy only nine months after his inauguration[2] He is traditionally listed as a king of the Chaldean Dynasty, being, probably, the son of Neriglissar and his wife, the daughter of Nebuchadnezzar. Nabonidus was chosen next as the new king.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stamm, Namengebung, 175
  2. ^ Albertz, R.; Israel in exile: The history and literature of the sixth century BC; Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta 2003, ISBN 1-58983-055-5.

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Preceded by
Neriglissar
King of Babylon
556 BC
Succeeded by
Nabonidus