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nisroch

nisroch in the Bible

probably connected with the Hebrew word _nesher_, an eagle. An Assyrian god, supposed to be that represented with the head of an eagle. Sennacherib was killed in the temple of this idol (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • Opposite its entrance stood an eagle-headed figure of nisroch, with beak and wings of gold.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • nisroch raised his great arm and pointed at the wall of the dungeon.

  • Immovable, impenetrable, but for her beauty she might have been an image of nisroch the avenger, god of retribution and of fate.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of nisroch his god, that two of his sons smote him with the sword.

  • I must have had a score of hands, and as many wings as nisroch, to do half her bidding.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • To this, we believe, there is but one exception—the eagle-headed god to whom Assyriologists have assigned the name of nisroch.

  • I tell you, Sethos, I would rather stand in the presence of nisroch to be consumed than face the blaze of those eyes again.

    Sarchedon G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
  • And another, from the hall of nisroch, carries an emblematic necklace, to which a Maltese cross is attached.

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