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The Definition of the word Asshur


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 [36]CALAH; [37]NINEVEH.)

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