ASHURNASIRPAL II ash ur nā sir pal (Akkad. Aššur-naṩir-apli, “Ashur has guarded the heir,” not named in OT). (King of Assyria 884-859 b.c., son of Tukulti-Ninurta I and father of Shalmaneser III.
Although he continued to raid the tribes to the N (Mushki) and E of Assyria to keep the trade routes open, Ashurnasirpal’s main aim was the revival of Assyrian influence in the W. He invaded Bit-Adini, the Aramean state between the river Balih and Euphrates named in
Ashurnasirpal built extensive walls, temples, and a palace at Kalhu (Calah,
Iraq 14 (1952), 24-39.