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King of Nineveh in Nahum
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nineveh
Nineveh (נִינְוֵה‎, nineweh). An Assyrian city located on the eastern bank of the Tigris River. Became the capital of the Neo-Assyrian Empire under Sennacherib (ca. 703 bc). In the Bible, Nineveh came to be used as a paradigmatic example of evil.
Nineveh, Critical Issues
Nineveh, Critical Issues Overviews scholarly debates concerning Nineveh and the Bible, including the Bible’s depictions of the city in light of archaeological findings and extrabiblical texts describing the city’s history.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nineveh (Place)
NINEVEH (PLACE) [Heb nı̂nĕwēh (נִינְוֵה)]. The capital of Assyria in the last few decades of the Assyrian empire. The majority of the biblical references to Nineveh are to this period. Apart from these references there is the narrative in the Bible, Gen 10:11–12, regarding Nimrod, who was “a mighty
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nineveh (Nineve), Ninevite
Nineveh (Nineve), Ninevite. One of the capitals of the Assyrian empire and at the height of that empire one of the great cities of the world. Nineveh was situated in what is now northern Iraq and is represented today by the mounds of Kouyunjik and Nebi Yunus to the east of the Tigris River and opposite
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nineveh
Nineveh ninʹə-və [Heb nînewēh; cuneiform Ninua, Ninuwa; Gk (LXX, NT) Nineuē, (NT) Nineui, (Greek and Roman writers) Ninos]; AV also NINEVE (Lk. 11:32); [Gk Nineuitai—‘men of Nineveh’] (Mt. 12:41; Lk. 11:30, 32); AV, NEB, also NINEVITES. An ancient city of Mesopotamia and capital of Assyria. I.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nineveh, Ninevite
NINEVEH, NINEVITE* One of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire and, at the height of that empire, one of the great cities of the world. Nineveh was situated in what is now northern Iraq and is represented today by the mounds of Kouyunjik and Nebi Yunus to the east of the Tigris River and opposite the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nineveh
Nineveh (nin´uh-vuh; from Assyrian Nina or Ninua), one of the oldest and greatest cities of Mesopotamia. Nineveh was the capital of Assyria at its height, from the time of Sennacherib, who assumed the throne in 705 bce, to its fall in 612 bce. It subsequently became a symbol of Assyria’s collapse. The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nineve
The mound of Kuyunjik, Nineveh. JRNINEVE. Gr. translation in Lk 11:32 of Nineveh (q.v.).
Nineveh
NINEVEH. Opposite the modern town of Mosul on the E side of the Tigris River stand two mounds called in Arabic Kuyunjik (the castle of Nineveh) and Nebi-Yunus (the presumed burial place of the prophet Jonah). The latter is still inhabited. They were part of a building complex surrounded by a seven-and-a-half-mile
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nineveh
NINEVEH. A principal city, and last capital, of Assyria. The ruins are marked by the mounds called Kuyunjik and Nabi Yunus (‘Prophet Jonah’) on the river Tigris opposite Mosul, N Iraq.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nineveh
Nineveh (Heb. nɩ̂nĕwēh; Akk. Ninu[w]a)A site on the outskirts of modern Mosul, at the confluence of the Tigris and Khosr rivers. Nineveh is best known as one of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire, but it was also the longest-lived settlement in the region, having been founded by the 7th millennium
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nineveh
Nineveh [nĭnˊə və] (Heb. nînewēh; Gk. Nineui; Akk. Ninua, Ninuwa).† One of the earliest Mesopotamian cities, and capital of the Assyrian Empire. Situated on the eastern bank of the Tigris river opposite modern Mosul, some 350 km. (220 mi.) northwest of Baghdad, the city’s ruins are marked
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Nineveh
NINEVEH The last capital of the Assyrian Empire, situated on the east bank of the Tigris (Hiddekel), opposite modern Mosul. The city was probably founded early in the 3rd millennium bc. During the reign of Sargon II it became one of the capitals of the Assyrian kingdom, and it was the sole capital during
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Nineveh
NINEVEH The chief city and final capital of Assyria. The city was on the east bank of the Tigris River, next to modern Mosul, Iraq. According to Gen 10:11–12, Nineveh was one of four cities founded by Nimrod after his departure from Babylon. The site was inhabited from the fourth millennium b.c. and
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