Frame, Babylonia, p. 34 and Brinkman, Prelude, p. 11. Brinkman and Frame have also demonstrated how many of the important larger kin groups came to dominate the civil and religious hierarchy of cities in northern Babylonia (J.A. Brinkman, “Babylonia under the Assyrian Empire, 745–627 B.C.” in M.T. Larsen, ed., Power and Propaganda: A Symposium on Ancient Empires [Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, 1979], pp. 237–238, and G. Frame, “The ‘First Families’ of Borsippa during the Early Neo-Babylonian Period,” JCS 36 [1984], pp. 67–80).