Herodotus and the Chronology of the Kings of Sidon

  title={Herodotus and the Chronology of the Kings of Sidon},
  author={Thomas Kelly},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research},
  pages={39 - 56}
  • T. Kelly
  • Published 1 November 1987
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research
The currently accepted dates for the reign of ʾEšmunʿazor II, king of Sidon, fail to take into account pertinent information supplied by Herodotus. A more careful consideration of the information he provides suggests that ʾEšmunʿazor II was king of Sidon prior to 480 B. C. Other indications in Herodotus, supported by archaeological evidence, suggest that his father, Tabnit, was king of the city in 525 B. C. The most likely occasion for the performance of the faithful services for his overlord… 
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