Rulers of Assyria
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Herewith a list of known rulers of Assyria. All rulers of Assyria carried the title of "King of Assyria" except where noted.
|Ruler||Conventional Date||Ussher Date|
|Irishum, Patesi of Assyria||ca. 2000 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Samsi-Adad, Patesi of Assyria||About 1700 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Pudi-Ilu||ca. 1350 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Adad-Nirari I||ca. 1325 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Shalmaneser I||ca. 1300 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Tukulti-Ninib I||ca. 1275 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Ashur-Resh-Ishi||ca. 1140 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Tiglath-Pileser I||ca. 1100 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Shamshi-Adad I||ca. 1080 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Ashur-Bel-Kala||ca. 1080 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Adad-Nirari II||911-890 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Ashur-Nasir-Pal II||885-860 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Shalmaneser III||858-823 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Shamshi-Adad V||823-811 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Adad-nirari III||811-783 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Shalmaneser IV||783-773 BC||(not mentioned)|
|Ashur-Dan III||773-755 BC||809-767 BC; alternative names "Anabaxares" and "Pul"|
|Ashur-nirari V||755-745 BC||767-747 BC; alternative name "Sardanapalus"|
|Tiglath-Pileser III||745-725 BC||747-728 BC; alternative name "Ninus the Younger"|
|Shalmaneser V||725-722 BC||728-717 BC|
|Sargon II||722-705 BC||(not attested to)|
|Sennacherib||705-681 BC||717-710 BC|
|Esarhaddon||681-669 BC||710-668 BC|
|Assur-bani-pal||669-627 BC||668-648 BC ("Saosduchinos")|
|Ashur-etil-ilani||627-612 BC||648-626 BC ("Kineladanos", "Saraco", "Saracen")|
|Ashur-uballit II||612-609 BC||(not attested to)|
- Ussher Dates are taken from The Annals of the World by James Ussher. Conventional dates come largely from the Wikipedia entry on Assyria.
- Ussher tells us that Nabopolassar and Astyages jointly attacked and laid waste to Nineveh in 626 BC. Ussher is silent on Ashur-uballit II, whom the Wikipedia describes as a king-in-exile.
- Scripture gives no warrant for a Sargon II reigning between Shalmaneser V and Sennacherib. Ussher (pgh. 642) specifically identifies this Sargon with Sennacherib. A modern historian (see below) presents a detailed independent analysis that makes the same claim.
- Concerning kings "not mentioned" by Ussher: The first King of Assyria to bear any mention in the Annals is Ashur-Dan III, also known as Anabaxares, also known as Pul.
- James Ussher, The Annals of the World
- Annals of the Kings of Assyria at the University of Chicago (Public domain document available on-line)
- Sargon is Sennacherib at SpecialtyInterests.com. (A modern, more-detailed treatment of the Sargon-Sennacherib question.)
- Assyria by Wikipedia
- Kings of Assyria by Wikipedia