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Ashima
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashima
Ashima (אֲשִׁימָה‎, ashimah). A deity worshiped by the people of Hamath (2 Kgs 17:30). The identity of this god or goddess is unknown and debateable.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ashima (Deity)
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
Ashima
Ashima. Deity of uncertain origin, worshiped by the inhabitants of Hamath relocated in Samaria after the fall of Israel in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:30).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashima
Ashima ə-shīmə [Heb. ašîmā’]; RSV and NEB also ASHIMAH (Am. 8:14). A deity worshiped by the residents of Hamath who were resettled in Samaria by the Assyrians after the fall of Israel (2 K. 17:30). It has been suggested that “Ashimah of Samaria” (RSV; NEB “Ashimah, goddess of Samaria”) should
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ashima
ASHIMA Deity of uncertain origin, worshiped by the inhabitants of Hamath and relocated in Samaria after the fall of Israel in 722 bc (2 Kgs 17:30).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ashima
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
Ashima
Ashima (Heb. ʾăšɩ̂māʾ)A deity brought by Aramean settlers from Hamath to Samaria (2 Kgs. 17:30). He is mentioned in an inscription from Teima. A relationship with Phoenician Ešmun and Elephantine Ešem-bethel or with Heb. ʾāšām (“guilt”) is improbable, though Amos 8:14 may contain a pun on this
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashima
Ashima [ə shīˊmə] (Heb. ˒ašîmā˒). A deity worshipped by the inhabitants of Hamath whom the king of Assyria had deported and resettled in Samaria after the fall of the northern kingdom (2 Kgs. 17:30). Accordingly, some commentators take Amos 8:14 to refer to the same deity (“Ashimah of Samaria”;
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Ashima
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
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
Ashima
Ash´ima, a god of the Hamathite colonists in Samaria. 2 Kings 17:30. It has been regarded as identical with the Pan of the Greeks.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ashima
ASH´IMA (ashʹi-ma). The god of the people of Hamath (2 Kings 17:30). See Gods, False.
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