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Mesopotamia
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Mesopotamia, Geography of
Mesopotamia, Geography of Provides an overview of the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers.
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
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Mesopotamia (Place)
MESOPOTAMIA (PLACE). A Greek word which means “(land) in the midst of the river(s)” and in modern times has come to be interpreted as “the (land) between the (two) rivers,” the two rivers being the Tigris and the Euphrates. In the English versions of the Bible the word “Mesopotamia” is used as a translation
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia. Name given by the Greeks to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, an area today called al-Jazira, “the island,” by the Arabs. Mesopotamia, which means literally “between the rivers,” is applied to the land between and near those rivers down to the Persian Gulf. Much of it is
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
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia mes-ə-pə-tāʹmē-ə. The Greek equivalent (lit “between the rivers”) of the Heb ʾaram naharayim (“Aram of two rivers”). The Greek historian Polybius (2nd cent. b.c.) and the geographer Strabo (1st cent. a.d.) used the term to define the area enclosed between the Euphrates and the Tigris
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
Mesopotamia
MESOPOTAMIA Name given by the Greeks to the land between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, an area today called al-Jazira, “the island,” by the Arabs. Mesopotamia, which means literally “between the rivers,” is applied to the land between and near those rivers down to the Persian Gulf. Much of it is included
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)
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia (mes´uh-puh-tay´mee-uh; Gk., “between the rivers”), the region bounded on the east by the Tigris River and on the west by the Euphrates River. The biblical term for Mesopotamia, Aram-naharaim (Gen. 24:10; Judg. 3:8; Ps. 60:1), refers to the land east of the Middle Euphrates. Other terms in
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
Mesopotamia
Austen H. Layard, pioneer Mesopotamian archaeologist, in Bahktiyari costume, from a portrait in his Early Adventures.MESOPOTAMIA. The English word Mesopotamia derives from the Gr. meaning “between the rivers.” The rivers were the Tigris and Euphrates. In the OT the word is used only five times; it
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
Mesopotamia
MESOPOTAMIA. The Gk. Mesopotamia, ‘between the two rivers’, is av borrowing from lxx to render the Heb. ’aram naharayim (except in the title of Ps. 60). This was the fertile land E of the river Orontes covering the upper and middle Euphrates and the lands watered by the rivers Habur and Tigris, i.e.
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
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia (Gk. Mesopotamɩ́a)A Greek term meaning “(land) in the middle of the river(s).” It originally referred to a satrapy formed by Alexander the Great between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, specifically the area east of the great bend of the Euphrates in modern Syria and northern Iraq. An earlier
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
Mesopotamia
Mesopotamia [mĕsˊə pə tāˊmĭ ə] (Heb. ˒aram naharayim “Aram of two rivers”; Gk. Mesopotamia “[the land] between the rivers”). † The region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (e.g., Gen. 24:10; Deut. 23:4 [MT 5]), roughly equivalent to modern Iraq and northeastern Syria.By the fourth millennium
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
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Mesopotamia
MESOPOTAMIA ‘The land between the rivers’, the name first given by Polybius and Strabo exclusively to the lands lying between the Tigris (Hiddekel) and the Euphrates, is now applied to various regions. They are all bordered on the north by the mountains of Kurdistan, to the south by the marshes of the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Mesopotamia
MESOPOTAMIA (Greek, “between the rivers”) The stretch of land, mostly a plain, that lies between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Mesopotamia was the cradle of several great civilizations of the ancient Near East, including Sumeria, Assyria, and Babylon.
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