King James Bible Dictionary




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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Second son of Shem (Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17). He went from the land of Shinar and built Nineveh, etc. (Genesis 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 (Numbers 24:22, 24; Ezekiel 27:23, etc.). In Genesis 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; NINEVEH.)

Naves Topical Index

Son of Shem and ancestor of the Assyrians.
Genesis 10:11; Genesis 10:22; 1 Chronicles 1:17; Ezekiel 32:22

Smith's Bible Dictionary

second son of Shem, (Genesis 10:22) also the Hebrew form for Assyria. [ASSYRIA, ASSHUR]

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

liers in want; beholders

Naves Topical Index

Descendants of Dedan.
Genesis 25:3