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Amel-Marduk


Amel-Marduk: king of Babylonia, ruled 562-560.

Relatives:

Main deeds:

  • Original name: Nabû-šuma-ukîn
  • Falls victim to a court conspiracy; is sent to jail, where he meets former king Jehoiachin of Judah
  • Before Ulûlu 566: released; he accepts a new name, Amel-Marduk ("Man of Marduk")
  • 562: Becomes king after the death of his father
  • Releases Jehoiachin (2 Kings 25.27-30; more...)
  • 560: Overthrown by his brother-in-law Neriglissar; killed
Succeeded by: Neriglissar

Literature:

  • Irving Finkel, "The Lament of Nabû-šuma-ukîn" in J. Renger (ed.), Babylon. Focus mesopotamischer Geschichte, Wiege früher Gelehrtsamkeit, Mythos in der Moderne (1999 Saaerbrücken) 323-341
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