Esarhaddons son and successor, Ashurbanipal, ruled from 668 to 626.
The great work of Ashurbanipal was the collection of his library at Nineveh.
The name of Ashurbanipal is preserved in Ezra 4:10 in the corrupt form of Osnappar.
From Sargon to Ashurbanipal they or their armies had been there often, and their governors continuously.
From all we can gather, that empire was now tottering to its irretrievable fall, under the feeble successors of Ashurbanipal.
The library of Ashurbanipal contained a collection of proverbs in two languages, arranged as reading lessons for students.
Ashurbanipal tells how he poured out a libation to Ishtar of Arbela and offered to her a long prayer against the Elamite king.