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Nergal-ushezib, originally Shuzub, was a Babylonian nobleman who was installed as King of Babylon by the Elamites in 694 BC, after their capture of Babylon and deposition and murder of the previous king Ashur-nadin-shumi, son of King Sennacherib of Assyria.

Nergal-ushezib reigned as King for little more than a year. Sennacherib soon made war on Babylon to recover the city and avenge his son's death. Nergal-ushezib was defeated and captured by the Assyrians in battle near Nippur in September 693 BC.[1] Nergal-ushezib's subsequent fate is unknown. He was succeeded by the Chaldean prince Mushezib-Marduk, who continued the resistance against Assyria.[2]

Preceded by
Ashur-nadin-shumi
King of Babylon
694–693 BC
Succeeded by
Mushezib-Marduk

ReferenceEdit

  1. ^ Grayson, Albert Kirk (2 November 2018). "Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles". Eisenbrauns – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Boardman, John; Edwards, I. E. S. (2 November 1991). "The Cambridge Ancient History". Cambridge University Press – via Google Books.

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