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Kadašman-Enlil, Kadašman-Turgu und die kassitische Chronologie des 14. und 13.Jahrhunderts v.Chr.

Johannes Boese1

1 Berlin, Deutschland

Citation Information: Altorientalische Forschungen. Volume 36, Issue 1, Pages 85–96, ISSN (Print) 0232-8461, DOI: 10.1524/aofo.2009.0003, December 2009

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2009-12-04

Abstract

The present paper deals with three topics. First of all, it is demonstrated that there existed in fact a Kassite king Kadašman-Enlil (“IIa”) between Nazi-Maruttaš and Kadašman-Turgu. He was a brother of his predecessor and the uncle of his successor, but sat on the Babylonian throne for only a few months during his accession year, so that the length of his reign must be counted as zero. Second, the length of the reign of the Kassite kings Kurigalzu II, Nazi-Maruttaš, Kadašman-Turgu, and Kadašman-Enlil II can be shortened by one year each. This results in a reduction of altogether four years as opposed to the conventional reckoning. So one gets for the first full year of Burna-Buriaš II a date of approximately 1350 (± 3) B. C. Finally, a reconsideration of the kinship relation that existed between the Kassite kings Kadašman-Turgu and Kaštiliašu IV leads me to conclude that Kudur-Enlil and Šarakti-Šuriaš were both brothers of Kadašman-Enlil II and therefore belong with him to one and the same generation.

Keywords: Kassite Kings; Chronology; Genealogy

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