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A deity worshiped by the people of Hamath (2 Kgs 17:30). The identity of this god or goddess is unknown and debateable.
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ASHIMA (DEITY) [Heb ʾašı̂māʾ (אַשִׁימָא)]. A god or goddess of uncertain identity, worshiped by the people of Hamath (modern Hama in Syria) who were settled in Samaria by Sargon II after he had deported most of the local population (2 Kgs 17:30). The most widely accepted interpretation of the word
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ASHIMA. The god or idol of the people of Hamath (2 Ki. 17:30), which they made in the territory of Samaria, whence they had been deported by the Assyrians. Not known outside the OT, though some have suggested identity with the Syrian Semios or the ’šm of the Elephantine papyri. See A. Vincent, 2, 1937,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
ASHIMA אשׁימאI. Ashima was the god worshipped by the people of Hamath, who after their deportation to Samaria by the Assyrian king, continued to serve him in their new home (2 Kgs 17:30).II. The name of the god, in its Biblical form, has been recovered only from the context of Arab tribes at Teima;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ASHIMA A Semitic deity worshipped by the Aramite peoples who were settled in Samaria by the Assyrians (2 Kgs 17:30); possibly one of the prominent goddesses (e.g., Anath, Asherah, or Astarte) revered by northwestern Semites. There may be a connection between this god and the one worshipped on Elephantine
Smith’s Bible Dictionary