Who and what is…
also known as: Assur, Ashur, Aššur, Ašur, and Asur
This is the name of a Biblical man, a city and a false god.
Asshur, son of Shem
In the years of the worldwide flood, he went from the land of Shinar and built Nineveh, etc. (Genesis 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 (Numbers 24:22, 24:24; Ezek. 27:23, etc.).
Asshur / Assur, the city
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”)
- Who is Shem?
- What is the land of Shinar?
- What is Assyria?
- What is Calah?
- What is Nineveh and why is it important?
- About idolatry and false goods in the Bible
- Who are Ashurites of 2 Samuel 2:9?