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Nergal-sharezer or Neriglissar (in Akkadian Nergal-šar-uṣur, "Oh god Nergal, preserve/defend the king"; the common form of his name is Neriglissar [1]) was King of Babylon from 560 to 556 BC. He was the son-in-law of Nebuchadrezzar II, whose son and heir, Amel-Marduk, Nergal-sharezer murdered and succeeded. A Babylonian chronicle describes his western war in 557/556. He is traditionally listed as a king of the Chaldean Dynasty; however, it is not known if he was a Chaldean or native of Babylon, as he was not related by blood to Nabopolassar and his successors. His name is mentioned as one of high-ranking officers of king Nebuchadnezzar II in the Bible (Jeremiah 39:13).

Nergal-šar-uṣur
King of Babylon
Reign c. 560 to 556 BC
Predecessor Amel-Marduk
Successor Labashi-Marduk

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hyatt, The Interpreter's Bible, 1951, volume V, p. 1,079

External linksEdit

  • ABC 6: Babylonian Chronicle of the Third Year of Neriglissar.
Preceded by
Amel-Marduk
King of Babylon
560–556 BC
Succeeded by
Labashi-Marduk