probably the same as Assur-bani-pal (Sardanapalos of the Greeks), styled the “great and noble” (Ezra 4:10), was the son and successor (B.C. 668) of Esar-haddon (q.v.). He was “luxurious, ambitious, and cruel, but a magnificent patron of literature.” He formed at Nineveh a library of clay tablets, numbering about 10,000. These are now mostly in the British Museum. They throw much light on the history and antiquities of Assyria. Assur-bani-pal was a munificent patron of literature, and the conqueror of Elam. Towards the middle of his reign his empire was shaken by a great rebellion headed by his brother in Babylon. The rebellion was finally put down, but Egypt was lost, and the military power of Assyria was so exhausted that it could with difficulty resist the hordes of Kimmerians who poured over Western Asia. (See NINEVEH.)
Assur-bani-pal is probably the ‘great and noble’ asnapper of Ezra iv.
Assyria, Its Princes, Priests and People A. H. (Archibald Henry) Sayce
asn.1 Abstract Syntax Notation 1
asnc American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
asne American Society of Newspaper Editors
a city in N central France, near Paris. Historical Examples Yes, monsieur, I am a peddler by occupation, and I live at asnieres. The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII. Guy de Maupassant I have my police at Paris, yes, and at asnieres, as well as at Savigny. Fromont and Risler, Complete Alphonse Daudet […]