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(Assyrian, Al-Shuri akh-Iddin). King of Assyria (680–669 B. C.). Ascended the throne as a result of civil war; supported by the merchant and priest party.

Esarhaddon restored the city of Babylon, which had been destroyed by his father, Sennacherib; he also reconfirmed the privileges of several towns and introduced taxes to be used for the temples. Esarhaddon waged wars in Arabia (676) and in Phoenicia and Egypt (675–671). He assumed Egyptian regal titles after capturing Memphis. In 673–672 he undertook a campaign to Shubria (on the border with Urartu). During these years, Media broke off from Assyria as a result of the revolt of the Mede Kashtariti, who was supported by the Scythians.


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63-65) that literacy among women was more widespread than previously thought, providing examples of naditunt women, female scribes in harems, female servant scribes, and perhaps even the entire royal family of Esarhaddon.
Qaqun: Horowitz 2006: 111 (unpublished fragment of Esarhaddon stela).
So whether the control of priests of the temple or the principles of law and order; the methods of farming or the manners of industry and crafts, which were there in the period of Esarhaddon and Hammurabi; the same indeed remained prevalent during the time of Ashurbanipal and Nebuchadnezzar.
The paranoid Esarhaddon is thought to have performed this ritual at least three times.
(28) Next, consider the following passage (indeed one directly quoted by Irvine) from the Renewal of the Gods from the reign of Esarhaddon (681-669 BCE) (Borger [section]53 AsBbA Rev.
"Assyria: Sennacherib and Esarhaddon (704-669 B.C.)." The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and Other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries B.C.
"Aristodicus of Cyme and the Branchidae," The American Journal of Philology 99(1): 64-78, 65-67; Esarhaddon (1888).
In sections on the Pentateuch, former prophets, latter prophets, and writings, he considers such matters as flood stories: Gilgamesh XI and Genesis 6-9, law collections: the Laws of Hammurabi and the Covenant Code (Exodus 20-23), oracles of well being: oracles to Esarhaddon and oracles of Isaiah, proverbs and wisdom instructions: instruction of Amenomope and Proverbs 22:17-24:22, and hymns of praise with solar imagery: the Great Hymn to the Aten and Psalm 104.
from Jerusalem, under King Hezekiah of Judah (II Kings 19:9), after the destruction of such places as the cities of Libnah and Lachish in ancient Palestine, that was due to the intervention of Pharaoh Taharqa and a Kushite army that terrified the mighty Assyrian army and obliged them to return home to Mesopotamia, where Sennacherib was assassinated by his son Esarhaddon (680-669 B.C.E.) (Aubin, 2002).