Who and what is…
Hebrew: אַשּׁוּר —transliteration: Ashshuwr —meaning: step, going —occurrences: 151 times in Scripture
also known as: Assur, 'Aššūr, Ashur, Ashshur, Ašur, Asur and Assyria (the later being the most common form of the name in English Bibles)
This is the name of a Biblical man, a capital city and land, and a false god.
Asshur (Assur), son of Shem
The name of the land we know as Assyria almost certainly comes from his name. They are both exactly the same word in Hebrew: אַשּׁוּר.
The man bearing this name is also mentioned in Numbers 24:22, 24:24; Ezek. 27:23, etc.).
Relatives of the man Assur (Asshur)
Assur (Asshur), the city and the region
also known as: Qal'at Sherqat
Transliteration of the Assyrian cuneiform: Aššur
In ancient times, the Assyrians grew to be powerful conquerors and a world power.
Asshur, the false god
also known as: Ashur, Assur, Asshur, Aššur, Ašur, Asur, Ashshur, Bêlu Rabû (“great lord”), Ab Ilâni (“father of gods”), Šadû Rabû (“great mountain”)
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