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Asshur (place)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Original capital city of the Assyrian Empire. Located on the western bank of the Tigris River, Asshur was the seat of the Assyrian government until the reign of Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 bc) and an important religious site until its destruction by the Babylonians in the late seventh century bc.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asshur of Assyria
Asshur, Assyrian Capital City (אַשּׁוּר‎, ashshur). Original capital city of the Assyrian Empire. Located on the western bank of the Tigris River, Asshur was the seat of the Assyrian government until the reign of Ashurnasirpal II (883–859 bc) and an important religious site until its destruction by the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asshur (Place)
ASSHUR (PLACE) [Heb ʾaššûr (אַשּׁוּר)]. The references to Asshur in the Bible are not to be confused with the references to the tribe of Asher. Also to be distinguished is a certain man called Ashhur who was the son of Caleb and the father of Tekoa who is mentioned in 1 Chr 2:24 and 4:5.In the Bible
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asshur (Place)
Asshur (Place). Ancient name of a city on the Tigris River whose habitation can be traced back to about 2500 bc. Asshur was not a large city (less than one-tenth the size of Babylon or Nineveh), but it formed the homeland of the later Assyrian kingdom.Asshur had become a thriving city by the 2nd millennium
Assur
Assur. kjv transliteration of a Hebrew word (asshur) usually rendered Assyria (Ezr 4:2; Ps 83:8) by most English versions.See Assyria, Assyrians.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asshur
Asshur ashʹər [Heb. ’aššûr]. The name for the people or nation of Assyria, or the city that was sometimes the capital. It is also the name of the national god (spelled Ashur in this encyclopedia), forms of which appear in the names of rulers, e.g., Esarhaddon and Ashurbanipal (possibly the Osnappar
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asshur (Place)
ASSHUR (Place) Ancient name of a city on the Tigris River whose habitation can be traced back to about 2500 bc. Asshur was not a large city (less than one-tenth the size of Babylon or Nineveh), but it formed the homeland and first capital of the later Assyrian kingdom.Asshur had become a thriving city
Assur
ASSUR* kjv transliteration of a Hebrew word usually rendered Assyria (Ezr 4:2; Ps 83:8) by most English versions. See Assyria, Assyrians.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asshur
Asshur (ash´uhr), ancient Assyria. In Mesopotamia, Asshur designates the nation and land of Assyria, its oldest capital city, and its god. Originally, the name was associated with just the city and god; its national significance was added in Middle Assyrian times (1500–900 bce), when the city expanded
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 (Place)
Asshur (Heb. ʾaššûr) (PLACE)1. Assur, a major city in Assyria and at one point its capital (Ezek. 27:23).2. Another name for Assyria (Num. 24:22, 24).
Assur
Assur (Heb. ʾaššûr; Akk. aššur) (PLACE)The chief city of Assyria for most of that nation’s history. The city (modern Qalʿat Sherqat) was in the heartland of Assyria, along the west bank of the Tigris River, in the fertile region of northern Iraq N of the Lesser Zab tributary and the Jebel Hamrin
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
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHERGHAT, ASSHUR, ASSUR
SHERGHAT, ASSHUR, ASSUR<shur’-gat>, <sher’-gat>: The name of the first capital city of Assyria is known by the Arabs as Qala’ at Sherghat, or the Fortress of Sherghat. Its ancient name was Asshur or Assur (Genesis 10:11 margin). From it was derived the name of the country, Assyria, and of the people,