In defense of nebuchadnezzar II the warrior

Alexander Fantalkin*

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Recent scholarly trends diminish Nabû-kudurri-uşur's II (Nebuchadnezzar's II) military achievements in general while, at the same time, amplifying hypothetical martial accomplishments of Psammetichus II in the Levant. This paper argues that Nabû-kudurri- uşur's military reputation should be maintained and that during his reign Egyptian advances in the Levant were decidedly modest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-208
Number of pages8
JournalAltorientalische Forschungen
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • Destructions
  • Judah
  • Levant
  • Nabû-kudurri-uşur II (nebuchadnezzar II)
  • Philistia
  • Psammetichus II


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