Ibrium (24th century BC), also spelt Ebrium, was the vizier of Ebla for king Irkab-Damu and his successor Isar-Damu.

Ibrium is attested campaigning against the city of Abarsal during the time of vizier Arrukum,[1][2] he took office after Arrukum during the last two years of Irkab-Damu's reign and continued to hold office during the reign of Isar-Damu, he kept his position for about 20 years and was succeeded by his son Ibbi-Sipish thus establishing a parallel dynasty of viziers next to the royal family.[1]

Ibrium waged a war against Armi in his ninth year as vizier, the texts mentions that the battle happened near a town called Batin (it could be located in northeastern Aleppo), and that a messenger arrived in Ebla with news about the defeating of Armi.[3] He also conducted several campaigns against rebellious vassals and concluded a peace and trading treaty with Abarsal.[4]


  1. ^ a b Mario Liverani. The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy. p. 207.
  2. ^ Joan Aruz,Ronald Wallenfels (2003). Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. p. 462.
  3. ^ Paolo Matthiae,Licia Romano (2010). 6 ICAANE. p. 484.
  4. ^ Stephen C. Neff (2014). Justice Among Nations. p. 14.