Asshur



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Historical Examples

The supreme Deity of Assyria was Asshur, who was worshipped sometimes as female, sometimes as male.
The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble

Asshur was his mighty God, strong in battle and unequaled in courage.
The World’s Progress, Vol. I (of X) Various

The name of this god appears to have been Asshur, as nearly as can be determined, at present, from the inscriptions.
Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon Austen H. Layard

In the service of Asshur I fought against them and overpowered them.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI) Max Duncker

Moreover, the earliest mention of his worship is in the city of Asshur.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

Ishtar was frequently placed by the side of Asshur as a war-goddess.
Myths & Legends of Babylonia & Assyria Lewis Spence

He was succeeded by Ninip-apil-esharia, who led his forces back to Asshur, followed by Adad-shum-utsur.
Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie

The stamps on the tiles of these ruins tell us that the name of the city was Asshur.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

The figure of the deity is obviously copied from the Asshur which hovers over the kings of Assyria.
The History of Antiquity Max Duncker

Shalmanesar also built in both the old residences of Asshur and Nineveh.
The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI) Max Duncker

noun
a variant spelling of Assur

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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