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Esarhaddon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Esarhaddon, Son of Sennacherib
Esarhaddon (Akkadian: Aššur-aḫu-iddina; “Aššur has given a brother”). Son of Sennacherib; king of Assyria from 680 to 669 bc.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Esarhaddon (Person)
ESARHADDON (PERSON) [Heb ʾēsar-ḥaddōn (אֵסַר־חַדֹּן)]. The son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who ruled (ca. 681–669 b.c.) after his father’s assassination (2 Kgs 19:37 = Isa 37:38). In Assyrian the name is spelled Aššur-aḫa-iddina and means “the god Ashur has given a brother.” In other words
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Esar-haddon
Esar-haddon. King of Assyria (681–669 bc). Though probably not the eldest son of Sennacherib, he was the eldest surviving son following several internecine murders. Sennacherib was assassinated by his sons Adrammelech and Sharezer, and civil war ensued between their supporters and those who accepted
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Esarhaddon
Esarhaddon ē-sər-hadʹən [Heb. ʾésarḥaddōn; Assyr. Aššur-aḫa-iddin—‘Ashur has given a brother’; Gk. Asbasareth, Asbakaphath, Sacherdonos]; AV Apoc. AZBAZARETH (1 Esd. 5:69 [LXX 66]), SARCHEDONOS (Tob. 1:21f); NEB Apoc. ASBASARETH (1 Esd. 5:69). King of Assyria 681–669 b.c., son of Sennacherib
Sarchedonus
Sarchedonus sär-kedʹō-nəs [B אSacherdonos, A Sacherdan, but Sacherdonosos in Tob. 1:22]. An incorrect AV spelling for Sacherdonus in Tob. 1:21f.; another form of Esarhaddon.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Esarhaddon
ESARHADDON King of Assyria (681–669 bc). Though probably not the eldest son of Sennacherib, he was the eldest surviving son following several interfamily murders. Sennacherib was assassinated by his sons Adram-melech and Sharezer, and civil war ensued between their supporters and those who accepted the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Esar-Haddon
Esar-haddon (ee´suhr-had´uhn; Assyrian Assur- aha-iddina), king of Assyria 681–669 bce. Esar-haddon came to the throne after the murder of his father, Sennacherib, by his brothers. He was not an accomplice to the murder. He rebuilt Babylon and became king of Babylonia; he defended the northern borders
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Esarhaddon
ESARHADDON. An Assyrian king, son and successor of Sennacherib (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38); he reigned 681–669 b.c. Esarhaddon had to fight for his throne when his father was murdered. After his accession he began to rebuild Babylon, which his father had cruelly destroyed, as well as other cities and temples
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Esarhaddon
ESARHADDON (Heb. ’esarhaddōn; Assyr. Aššur-ah̬-iddin, ‘Ashur has given a brother’) was king of Assyria and Babylonia 681–669 bc. He succeeded his father Sennacherib who was murdered in Tebet in 681 bc (2 Ki. 19:37; Is. 37:38). His first act was to pursue the murderers as far as Hanigalbat (S Armenia)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Esarhaddon
Esarhaddon (Heb. ʾēsar-ḥaddôn; Akk. Aššur-aḫḫa-iddina)King of Assyria (680–669 b.c.). Following the murder of his father Sennacherib (2 Kgs. 19:37 = Isa. 37:38), Esarhaddon was immediately confronted with a rebellion which he quelled after six weeks. After restoring Babylon, which his father
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Esarhaddon
Esarhaddon [ēˊsər hădˊən] (Heb. ˒ēsarḥaddōn; Akk. Aššur-aḫ-iddin “Assur has given a brother”).† King of Assyria (681–669 B.C.); the son and successor of Sennacherib and the father of Assurbanipal.Appointed crown prince over Babylon in 689, Esarhaddon was designated as Sennacherib’s successor
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Esarhaddon
ESARHADDON (Assyrian, “the god Ashur has given a brother”) The son of the Assyrian king Sennacherib and ruler of Assyria from ca. 681 to 669 b.c. He came to the throne after his father’s assassination (2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38). As his name denotes, he had several other brothers, and it is believed that
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Esar-haddon
E´sar-had´don (victor), one of the greatest of the kings of Assyria, was the son of Sennacherib, 2 Kings 19:37, and the grandson of Sargon, who succeeded Shalmaneser. He appears by his monuments to have been one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful, of all the Assyrian monarchs. He is the only
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Relatives
Sennacherib Father
Sharezer Brother
Adrammelech Brother
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