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Authored by: Trevor Bryce , Heather D. Baker , Daniel T. Potts , Jonathan N. Tubb , Jennifer M. Webb , Paul Zimansky

The Routledge Handbook of the Peoples and Places of Ancient Western Asia

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  September  2009

Print ISBN: 9780415394857
eBook ISBN: 9780203875506
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Lab(a)dudu Iron Age Aramaean tribe in southeastern Mesopotamia, attested in Assyrian sources. The first reference to it dates to the reign of Adad-nirari III (810–783), when it was one of the tribal lands laid waste by the king’s commander-in-chief Shamshi-ilu (*RIMA 3: 232). Labdudu tribesmen were among the deportees from eastern Babylonia who were resettled in Assyria by Tiglath-pileser III c. 730 (Tigl. III 160–1). The tribe later figures in the list of Aramaean peoples conquered by Sargon II (721–705), and is last mentioned in correspondence from the reign of Ashurbanipal (668–630/627).


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