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Osnappar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as Asnapper. An Assyrian king who deported conquered peoples of various nations to the cities of Samaria (Ezra 4:10). Some Greek manuscripts use Σαλμανασαρης (Salmanasarēs) or Σαλμανασσαρης (Salmanassarēs) at Ezra 4:10, suggesting an identification of Osnappar with Shalmaneser V. However, this identification, which is likely an attempted scribal corruption, makes little sense since Shalmanaser V would have been dead by the time foreign people were deported to the cities of Samaria.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Osnappar
Osnappar (אָסְנַפַּר‎, osnappar). Also known as Asnapper. An Assyrian king who deported conquered peoples of various nations to the cities of Samaria (Ezra 4:10). Some Greek manuscripts use Σαλμανασαρης (Salmanasarēs) or Σαλμανασσαρης (Salmanassarēs) at Ezra 4:10, suggesting an identification of Osnappar
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Osnappar (Person)
OSNAPPAR (PERSON) [Heb ʾosnappar (אָסְנַפַּר)]. The king reported to have transported some of the people of Babylonia to Samaria (Ezra 4:10). The context clearly suggests an Assyrian king, and some Greek codices of Ezra read salmanassarēs, suggesting an identification with Shalmaneser. To the best of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asnappar
Asnappar. kjv form of Osnappar, the biblical name for the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in Ezra 4:10.See Ashurbanipal.
Osnapper
Osnapper. Biblical name for the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (Ezr 4:10).See Ashurbanipal; Assyria, Assyrians.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Osnappar
Osnappar os-nap̀er [Aram ʾosnappar]; AV ASNAPPER; NEB ASNAPPAR. An Assyrian king who deported and resettled foreign peoples in Samaria (Ezr. 4:10). He is usually identified with Ashurbanipal.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asnapper
ASNAPPER* kjv form of Osnappar, an alternate name for the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal in Ezra 4:10. See Ashurbanipal.
Osnapper
OSNAPPER* Aramaic name for the Assyrian king Ashurbanipal (Ezr 4:10, nlt mg). See Ashurbanipal; Assyria, Assyrians.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Osnappar
Osnappar (os-nap´uhr), an Assyrian ruler who resettled non-Jewish people “in the cities of Samaria and in the rest of the province Beyond the River” after the fall of Israel in 722/1 bce (Ezra 4:10). “Beyond the River” was the Persian name for the area that included Judea and Samaria. There was no Assyrian
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asnapper
ASNAPPER. This spelling is used in Ezr 4:10 RSV uses Osnappar. See Ashurbanipal.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Osnappar
Osnappar (Aram. ʾosnappar)An Assyrian king who deported conquered peoples and resettled them at Samaria (Ezra 4:10). Although Shalmaneser V and Sargon best fit the circumstances of siege and resettlement, the name may be a corrupt form of Assurbanipal.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Osnappar
Osnappar [ŏs năpˊər] (Aram. ˓osnapper). An Assyrian king who deported conquered peoples and resettled them at Samaria (Ezra 4:10; KJV “Asnapper”). He is generally identified as Assurbanipal (so JB, NIV).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Osnappar
OSNAPPAR The Assyrian king who was responsible for transporting a number of Mesopotamian peoples to the region of Samaria (Ezra 4:10). It is not known which historical Assyrian ruler is meant: most likely Osnappar is an alternative name or title for Ashurbanipal.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asnapper
Asnap´per (swift), mentioned in Ezra 4:10 as the person who settled the Cuthæans in the cities of Samaria. He was probably a general of Esarhaddon. (b.c. 712.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Osnappar
OSNAPPAR (osʹnap-er), or Osnapper. The name of a king mentioned only in Ezra 4:10 and called there the “great and honorable Osnappar” (“Asnapper,” KJV; “Ashurbanipal,” NIV), an Aram. form of the Assyrian Ashurbanipal (Gk., Sardanapallos; Lat., Sardanapalus). He followed his father, Esarhaddon, on the