Ashur-nadin-ahhe II

Ashur-nadin-ahhe II (Aššur-nādin-ahhē II) was king of Assyria from c. 1400 to 1391 BC. Preceded by Ashur-rim-nisheshu, he was succeeded by his brother, Eriba-Adad I.[2]

Ashur-nadin-ahhe II
Aššur-nādin-ahhē II
Issi'ak Assur
King of Assur
Reignc. 1400–1391 BC[1]
SuccessorEriba-Adad I
Ashur-nadin-ahhe II

Ashur-nadin-ahhe is an Assyrian personal name meaning “the god Ashur has given a brother” in the Akkadian language. Two Assyrian kings ruling in the 15th or early 14th century BC were called Ashur-nadin-ahhe. Hardly anything is known about these kings, but one of them is mentioned in one of the Amarna letters. In the letter from king Ashur-uballit of Assyria to the Pharaoh of Egypt, numbered EA 16, Ashur-nadin-ahhe is referred to as his ancestor who wrote to Egypt and received gold in return. This would imply an earlier diplomatic marriage and alliance between Assyria and Egypt during his reign. The name Ashur-nadin-ahhe mentioned in EA 16 has recently been contested as a faulty writing of Ashur-nadin-apli, another Assyrian king.[2]

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Preceded by King of Assyria
1400–1391 BC
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Chen, Fei (2020). "Appendix I: A List of Assyrian Kings". Study on the Synchronistic King List from Ashur. Leiden: BRILL. ISBN 978-9004430914.
  2. ^ a b "Ashur-nadin-ahhe II (king of Assyria) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Retrieved 2012-11-24.

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