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Asshur (person)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asshur, Son of Shem
Asshur, Son of Shem (אַשּׁוּר‎, ashshur). Ancestor of the Assyrians according to the Table of Nations (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asshur (Person)
ASSHUR (PERSON) [Heb ʾaššûr (אַשּׁוּר)]. One of the sons of Shem and the eponymous ancestor of the Assyrians (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17). There is debate over whether the reference to Asshur in Gen 10:11–12, which follows vv 8–10 in which Nimrod is associated with the cities of Babylon, Erech, and Accad
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asshur (Person)
Asshur (Person). Hebrew word of uncertain meaning, appearing in English translations of the Bible as Assyria, Assyrian, Assyrians, or merely “Asshur.” These variants come from the Assyrian word asshur.1. kjv translation of the word for Assyria in Genesis 10:11. It is improperly translated as a person,
Assyria, Assyrians
Assyria, Assyrians. Ancient empire considered the symbol of terror and tyranny in the Near East for more than three centuries. Assyria received its name from the tiny city-state Asshur, on the western bank of the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The city was the seat of worship of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Assyrians
Assyrians ə-sirʹē-ənz [Heb. ’aššûr]. The people of Assyria. In Hebrew the name of the people is the same as that of the country. See Assyria.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asshur
ASSHUR Uncertain translation of a Hebrew word, appearing in English translations of the Bible as Assyria, Assyrian, Assyrians, or merely “Asshur.” These variants come from the Assyrian word asshur.1. kjv translation of the word for Assyria in Genesis 10:11. It is improperly translated as a person and
Assyria, Assyrians
ASSYRIA, ASSYRIANS Ancient empire considered the symbol of terror and tyranny in the Near East for more than three centuries. Assyria received its name from the tiny city-state Asshur, on the western bank of the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia (modern Iraq). The city was the seat of worship of the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asshur
ASSHUR, ASSUR1. A son of Shem (Gen 10:22; 1 Chr 1:17) from whom the Assyrians were descended. The name appears in Gen 10:11 (KJV) as if it were the name of a person, but the verse should be rendered as in the RSV: “From that land he (Nimrod, vv. 8–10) went into Assyria, and built Nineveh.”2. The land
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asshur
Asshur (Heb. ʾaššûr) (PERSON)One of the sons of Shem; eponymous ancestor of the Assyrians (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Asshur (Person)
ASSHUR [ăshˊər] (Heb. ˒aššûr). (PERSON). One of the sons of Shem and the eponymous ancestor of the Assyrians (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ashur
Ash´ur (black), the posthumous son of Hezron by his wife Abiah. 1 Chron. 2:24; 4:5. He became “father” or founder of the town of Tekoa. (b.c. 1658.)
Asshur
As´shur, second son of Shem, Gen. 10:22; also the Hebrew form for Assyria. [Assyria.]
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Asshur
AS´SHUR (ash-ur; a “step”). The second named of the sons of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chron. 1:17). His descendants peopled the land of Assyria. The name also appears in the KJV of Gen. 10:11, but the verse should be rendered, “From that land he went forth into Assyria” (so NASB and NIV).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Asshur
Asshursecond son of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17). He went from the land of Shinar and built Nineveh, etc. (Gen. 10:11, 12). He probably gave his name to Assyria, which is the usual translation of the word, although the form Asshur is sometimes retained (Num. 24:22, 24; Ezek. 27:23, etc.). In Gen.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Asshur
ASSHUR [AS shoor] — the name of a people, a man, and a foreign god:1. A word denoting Assyria, a city of Assyria, or the Assyrians as a people (Gen. 10:11; Num. 24:22, 24; Ezra 4:2; Assur, KJV).2. A descendant of Shem (1 Chr. 1:17). He is regarded as the ancestor of the Assyrians.3. The chief god
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