Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty (4.36)
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Commentary

Subject: Lev 26:29; Deut 28:53–57; Jer 19:9; Ezek 5:10; 2Kgs 6:28–29; Lam 2:20; 4:10; Lev 26:29; Deut 28:53–57; Jer 19:9; Ezek 5:10; 2Kgs 6:28–29; Lam 2:20; 4:10

In early May 672 bce, Esarhaddon, king of Assyria, (680–669 bce) required all the subjects of the Assyrian empire – not just those living in Assyria and its provinces but also the subjects of its client kingdoms – to swear an adê-oath promising to uphold the succession of his son Aššurbanipal to the throne of Assyria (and, in somewhat more muted fashion the succession of Aššurbanipal’s brother…

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Lauinger, Jacob, “Esarhaddon’s Succession Treaty (4.36)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 22 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_4_36>
First published online: 2017



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