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 King of Babylon
694–693 BC
Succeeded by


  1. ^ Grayson, Albert Kirk (2 November 2018). Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles. Eisenbrauns. ISBN 9781575060491 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Boardman, John; Edwards, I. E. S. (2 November 1991). The Cambridge Ancient History. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521227179 – via Google Books.