Origin of the name ASSURDAN.
Etymology of the name ASSURDAN.
Meaning of the baby name ASSURDAN.
"Assur is Judge." Assurdan II., a king of Assyria.
In his reign the empire began to revive from the long period of depression
into which it had fallen after the death of Assur-rabu-amar. He was
succeeded by Rimmon-nirari II. Assurdan III., the successor of
Shalmaneser III. Early in his reign he began to attack Damascus and
Babylonia, making several expeditions also to Media and Syria.
Towards the close of his reign a great rebellion arose, headed by the
people of the old capital Assur. The revolt reached over six years,
and was rendered remarkable by the appearance of a great eclipse, that of
the 15th June, B.C. 763, which was regarded as an evil omen. The
energies of Assurdan enabled him, however, to conquer the rebellion, and a
peaceful period of two years succeeded, after which he died, having
reigned eighteen years. His successor was Assur-nirari II. (An Archaic Dictionary, Cooper, 1876).