country of Assur or Ashur

was a great and powerful country lying on the Tigris, (Genesis 2:14) the capital of which was Nineveh. (Genesis 10:11) etc. It derived its name apparently from Asshur, the son of Shem, (Genesis 10:22) who in later times was worshipped by the Assyrians as their chief god. + Extent.– The boundaries of Assyria differed greatly […]

-An empire founded by Nimrod Ge 10:8-12; Mic 5:6 -It extended from east of the Tigris Ge 2:14; 10:11 -Possibly to Egypt Ge 25:18 -Its armies invade the land of Israel under Pul 2Ki 15:19; 1Ch 5:26 -Tiglath 2Ki 15:29; 1Ch 5:6,26 -Shalmaneser 2Ki 17:3-6,24-27; 18:9-12; Jer 50:17 -Sennacherib 2Ki 18:13-37; 19; 2Ch 32; Isa […]

The name derived from the city Asshur on the Tigris, the original capital of the country, was originally a colony from Babylonia, and was ruled by viceroys from that kingdom. It was a mountainous region lying to the north of Babylonia, extending along the Tigris as far as to the high mountain range of Armenia, […]