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King of Assyria in Isaiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
One of the most dominant ancient Near Eastern empires until its destruction in the seventh century bc; located in modern-day northern Iraq. Assyria was the imperial power that destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel. By that point in history, however, Assyria’s stronghold in the Near East was nearly over.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Assyria
Assyria (Aš-šur). One of the most dominant ancient Near Eastern empires until its destruction in the seventh century bc; located in modern-day northern Iraq. Assyria was the imperial power that destroyed the northern kingdom of Israel. By that point in history, however, Assyria’s stronghold in the Near
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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.
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
Assyria
Assyria ə-sirʹe-ə. The upper Tigris region, which took its name from its capital city Asshur (Heb. ’saššûr, Gen. 10:11). From the first millennium b.c. until its subjugation by Babylonia, its inhabitants (Assyrians) were the major opponents of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. I. Geography II.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Assur
ASSUR* kjv transliteration of a Hebrew word usually rendered Assyria (Ezr 4:2; Ps 83:8) by most English versions. See Assyria, Assyrians.
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Assyria, Empire Of
Assyria (uh-sihr´ee-uh), Empire of, one of the major empires of the ancient Near East. The heartland and original core of Assyria lay in what is now northern Iraq around the upper Tigris River. Its initial development as a territorial state and empire came in the second millennium bce, in the Old and
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Assyria
ASSYRIA. Assyria is a triangular-shaped section of land E of the middle Tigris between 35 deg and 37 deg N latitude, bounded in antiquity on the N by the mountains of Armenia and Kurdistan, on the E by the Median range, on the S by the Upper Zab River, and on the W by the Tigris River. The later Assyrian
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Assyria
ASSYRIA. The name of the ancient country whose inhabitants were called Assyrians. It lay in the upper Mesopotamian plain, bounded on the W by the Syrian desert, on the S by the Jebel Hamrin and Babylonia, and on the N and E by the Urartian (Armenian) and Persian hills. The most fertile and densely populated
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
Assyria
AssyriaA political and geographic designation for a major ancient Mesopotamian civilization. The geographical extent of the political entity varied due to the political status of Assyria in any period. Located in what is now northern Iraq, Assyria is commonly referred to as the land along the “middle
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Assyria
Assyria [ə sĭrˊĭ ə].† An empire and civilization centered in the upper Tigris region of Mesopotamia and, in the first millennium B.C., a major opponent of Judah and Israel. Called Assur in Akkadian sources as well as the Old Testament (Akk. Aššur; Heb. ˒aššûr; Num. 24:22, 24; KJV, RSV
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Assyria
ASSYRIA A region in northern Mesopotamia, bordered by Babylonia and Elam on the south, Armenia to the north, Syria to the west, and the Zagros mountains to the east.The Assyrians established one of the first great empires of the ancient world, an empire that reached its zenith in the days of the Divided
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Assyria Asshur
Assyr´ia, As´shur, was a great and powerful country lying on the Tigris, Gen. 2:14, the capital of which was Nineveh. Gen. 10:11, etc. It derived its name apparently from Asshur, the son of Shem, Gen. 10:22, who in later times was worshipped by the Assyrians as their chief god.1. Extent.—The boundaries
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Assyria
ASSYR´IA (a-sirʹĭ-ya). The name of a country and the mighty empire that dominated the ancient biblical world from the ninth to the seventh century b.c.
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