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Ashurnasirpal
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King of Assyria (r. 1047–1029); a king in the line of Tiglath-pileser I. Not much is known about Ashurnasirpal I, and it is possible that there were multiple rulers with that name (there was certainly one other: Ashurnasirpal II). There is a record of an Ashurnasirpal I who led Assyrian nobles in revolt against his father, Tukulti-ninurta, near the end of the 13th century bc, and who reigned for a single year. It is unclear whether this account uses the correct name; a scribal error might have wrongly attributed events that actually relate to Ashur-nadin-apli (Wiseman, “Assyria and Babylonia,” 449, 469).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashurnasirpal I
Ashurnasirpal I King of Assyria (r. 1047–1029); a king in the line of Tiglath-pileser I. Not much is known about Ashurnasirpal I, and it is possible that there were multiple rulers with that name (there was certainly one other: Ashurnasirpal II). There is a record of an Ashurnasirpal I who led Assyrian
Ashurnasirpal II
Ashurnasirpal II King of Assyria (r. 883–859 bc) whose reign marks the high point for the first great Assyrian expansion and eventual dominance of Mesopotamia and the Levant.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashurnasirpal
Ashurnasirpal. 1. Ashurnasirpal I (1049?–1031 bc), Assyrian king listed in the synchronistic Assyrian chronicle as the legitimate successor of Shamshi-Adad IV (1053?–1050 bc). Ashurnasirpal I ruled during a period of Assyrian weakness following the vigorous reign of Tiglath-pileser I (1115?–1077 bc).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ashurnasirpal
ASHURNASIRPAL*1. Ashurnasirpal I (1049?–1031 bc), Assyrian king listed in the synchronistic Assyrian chronicle as the legitimate successor of Shamshi-adad IV (1053?–1050 bc). Ashurnasirpal I ruled during a period of Assyrian weakness following the vigorous reign of Tiglath-pileser I (1115?–1077 bc).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ashurnasirpal II
Ashurnasirpal (ash´uhr-nas´uhr-puhl) II, the king of Assyria from 883 to 859 bce, who by means of regular military campaigns to the four quarters of the Near East forged a new Assyrian Empire. In the West, he reached as far as Betheden (Amos 1:5) and Carchemish (Isa. 10:9). The royal inscriptions depict
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ashurnasirpal II
ASHURNASIRPAL II. After nearly two centuries of decline, the Assyrian army began again the work of conquest in the reign of Tukulti-Ninurta, the father of Ashurnasirpal II (884–859 b.c.). To the latter fell the task of completing the conquest and organizing the realm. Though with typical Assyrian cruelty,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Assurnasirpal
Assurnasirpal (Akk. Aššur-naṣir-apli)Assurnasirpal II (883–859 b.c.e.), often considered the “classic” “Neo-Assyrian” monarch. He inherited a stable and expanding kingdom from his father, Tukulti-ninurta II, and then undertook 10 major military campaigns throughout western Asia. He reached as far
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Assurnasirpal
Assurnasirpal [ăshˊər năzˊər pəl] (Akk. aššur-naṣir-apliAššur is guarding the heir”). Assurnasirpal II, king of Assyria ca. 883–859 B.C.; son of Tilukti-Ninurta II. After the subjection of Carchemish and the powerful Aramean state of Bit-Adini (868), he was able to force a passage to the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ashurnasirpal II
ASHURNA´SIRPAL II (a-shūr-naʹzir-pal; 883–859 b.c.). A ruthless conqueror who brought the Assyrian Empire to a place of dread power in all SW Asia. He built up a fighting machine that overran vast sections of the Near Eastern world. He is notorious for his barbarous cruelty. The final edition of his
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ashurnasirpal II
Ashurnasirpal IIAshurnasirpal II (ashʹuhr-nazʹuhr-pahl), the king of Assyria from 883 to 859 b.c., who by means of regular military campaigns to the four quarters of the Near East, forged a new Assyrian empire. In the West, he reached as far as Beth-eden (Amos 1:5) and Carchemish (Isa. 10:9). The royal
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ashurnasirpal
ASHURNASIRPAL [ash er NAS ir pal] (Asshur is guarding an heir) — a king of Assyria who reigned early in the ninth century b.c., when Assyria was at the height of its power (about 884–860 b.c.). King Jehoshaphat of Judah (873–848 b.c.) and King Ahab of Israel (874–853 b.c.) were his contemporaries.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ashurnasirpal II
Alabaster stela of Ashurnasirpal II discovered in Nimrud (9th cent. b.c.). It depicts the king with symbols of various gods, and includes a cuneiform inscription detailing his achievements.Ashurnasirpal II ash′uhr-nas′uhr-puhl (Assyr. aššur-naṣir-apli, “Ashur has guarded the heir”). King of Assyria