Asshur

Asshur

[ah-shoor]
noun
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Asshur (ˈæʃʊə)
 
n
a variant spelling of Assur

Assur, Asur, Asshur or Ashur (ˈæsə, ˈæʃʊə)
 
n
1.  the supreme national god of the ancient Assyrians, chiefly a war god, whose symbol was an archer within a winged disc
2.  one of the chief cities of ancient Assyria, on the River Tigris about 100 km (60 miles) downstream from the present-day city of Mosul
 
Asur, Asur, Asshur or Ashur
 
n
 
Asshur, Asur, Asshur or Ashur
 
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Ashur, Asur, Asshur or Ashur
 
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Asshur definition


second son of Shem (Gen. 10:22; 1 Chr. 1:17). He went from the land of Shinar and built Nineveh, etc. (Gen. 10:11,12). He probably gave his name to Assyria, which is the usual translation of the word, although the form Asshur is sometimes retained (Num. 24:22, 24; Ezek. 27:23, etc.). In Gen. 2:14 "Assyria" ought to be "Asshur," which was the original capital of Assyria, a city represented by the mounds of Kalah Sherghat, on the west bank of the Tigris. This city was founded by Bel-kap-kapu about B.C. 1700. At a later date the capital was shifted to Ninua, or Nineveh, now Koyunjik, on the eastern bank of the river. (See CALAH ØT0000688; NINEVEH.)

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