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Updates to The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire


Since the first fascile of PNA was published in 1998, new editions of Neo-Assyrian texts have been published and study of the existing material has progressed. Inevitably there are a fair number of new names, as well as new attestations of previously known names, to be added to the corpus. In some cases the readings of names already published in PNA have to be revised; similarly, the biographical details for certain individuals can be updated in the light of recent research. These developments reflect a healthy interest in and engagement with the field of Neo-Assyrian studies, of course, but they make it quite difficult to keep a printed Prosopography up-to-date. To this end, I have been compiling a database of addenda and corrigenda to PNA.

The provisional list made available here represents the material processed so far in the course of collecting updates. It contains skeleton entries, without full biographical details. Etymological interpretations are not included, and the names have not been reviewed by PNA’s linguistic consultants. Please be aware that this is a work in progress; further entries will be added and existing entries may well be modified as editorial work progresses.

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      As well as numerous miscellaneous items noted in the process of editorial work on PNA, the updates presented here include material collected from the following publications so far:
Searight, A., J. Reade and I. Finkel
2008. Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Radner, K.
2002. Die neuassyrische Texte aus Tall Šeh Hamad. Berichte der Ausgrabungen Tall Šēh Hamad/Dūr-Katlimmu, Band 6, Texte 2. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag.

[Note that BATSH 6 uses the sequence for post-canonical eponyms proposed by J. Reade in 1998. For the sake of maintaining consistency throughout PNA, post-canonical dates have been changed here to conform to the sequence published by S. Parpola in PNA 1/I p. xviii-xx.]

Cuneiform texts
Fales, F.M. and K. Radner
2005. “4. Tablets in Neo-Assyrian Cuneiform Script,” in L. Bachelot and F.M. Fales (eds), Tell Shiukh Fawqani 1994-1998, vol. II. History of the Ancient Near East Monographs 6/2. Padua: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria: 623–649 [texts nos. 1-44].

Aramaic texts
Fales, F.M. and E. Attardo
2005. “5. Tablets in Aramaic alphabetic script,” ibid. pp. 650-667 [texts nos. 45-63].

Saggs, H.W.F.
2001. The Nimrud Letters, 1952. Cuneiform Texts from Nimrud V. London: British School of Archaeology in Iraq.

Edubba 10
Ahmad, A.Y. and J.N. Postgate
2007. Archives from the Domestic Wing of the North-West Palace at Kalhu/Nimrud. Edubba 10. London: NABU Publications.

Frahm, E.
2009. Historische und historisch-literarische Texte. Keilschrifttexte aus Assur literarischen Inhalts 3. WVDOG 121. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

StAT 2
Donbaz, V. and S. Parpola
2001. Neo-Assyrian Legal Texts in Istanbul. Studien zu den Assur-Texten 2. Saarbrücken: SDV.

StAT 3
Faist, B.
2007. Alltagstexte aus neuassyrische Archiven und Bibliotheken der Stadt Assur. Studien zu den Assur-Texten 3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Radner, K.
2009. “Die assyrischen Reliefs und Inschriften,” in A. Schachner, Assyriens Könige an einer der Quellen des Tigris. Istanbuler Forschungen 51. Tübingen: Ernst Wasmuth Verlag: 172–202.

Parpola, S.
2008. “Cuneiform texts from Ziyaret Tepe (Tušḫan), 2002-2003,” State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 17: 1-113, Pls. I-XXV.


The tables of updates present the data under the following headings:


Self-evident. I have tried to implement extensive cross-referencing so that, for example, if the reading of a personal name has been revised, entries can be found under the superseded version as well as the revised version.

Individual no./item status

"New individual"—an individual whose name already features in PNA but who represents a "new" holder of that name. If it is uncertain whether or not the attestation refers to a hitherto unknown person, then the formula "New individual?" may be followed by suggestions as to his possible identification, .e.g. "New individual? (cf. 5.-6.)".

"New lemma"—the entry may represent both a new name and a newly attested individual, or a revised reading of an existing name; in the latter case, one or more individuals may already be known under the previous version of the name.

"21.d." etc.—such a designation indicates that the entry comprises either an addition or a revision (or both) to the biography of a specific individual, identified in PNA by a number (and sub-section where relevant) in the case of homonymous persons. Where the existing PNA entry has only a single individual, then this field contains simply "—".

"see *Dādīa 1." etc.— this indicates that the name has been published in the edition in a form different from that given in PNA (in this case, the edition has Dādi-Ea); such entries are intended to help the reader locate the PNA entry.

PNA page

The page(s) on which the relevant PNA entry can be found. Where a numbered individual is referred to, then the page range is specific to that section of the PNA entry; otherwise, it covers the entire article.


Details of the specific additions and revisions to PNA. No attempt is made here to isolate individuals; in the case of individuals known from multiple sources, each attestation has its own entry (with the exception of inner tablet/envelope pairs).

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Unless otherwise indicated, the entry has been compiled by HDB.


This work was carried out within the framework of the project “Royal Institutional Households in First Millennium BC Mesopotamia” [RIH] funded by the Austrian Science Fund [FWF] from March 2009 to February 2015. Further updates will be added periodically.

last updated: 12 October 2015