Treaty Of šamši-Adad V With Marduk-Zakir-šumi, King Of Babylon (4.33)
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Commentary

Šamši-Adad V of Assyria (823–811) inherited an empire in chaos from his father Shalmaneser III. According to the new king’s own inscriptions, his brother Aššur-daʾʾ in-apli had incited a total of 27 cities, including Aššur and Nineveh, to revolt. Although the inscription laconically attributes success in subduing the revolt to Šamši-Adad V alone, the existence of this treaty between the king and Marduk-zakir-šumi, king of Babylon, suggests that Šamši-Adad V received support from the Ba…

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Lauinger, Jacob, “Treaty Of šamši-Adad V With Marduk-Zakir-šumi, King Of Babylon (4.33)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 15 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_33>
First published online: 2017



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