A. The word seems originally to have meant life. In 854 B.C. The third period is that of Assur-bani-pal, when the overcrowding is avoided by once more leaving the background bare, while the animal and vegetable forms are distinguished by a certain softness, if not effeminacy of tone. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 19:32"Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria,'He shall not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither shall he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. Sepharad. He would seem, judging from the name of his temple and from some of his attributes, to have been originally a god of the mountains where he must have had his original dwelling-place.2. /hebrew/2477.htm - 6k, 5614. Nineveh had at that time already become a great resort of merchants, among whom the Semitic Arameans were the most numerous. "(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 20:1In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it;(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 20:4so the king of Assyria will lead away the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Ethiopia, young and old, naked and barefoot, and with buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 19:23In that day there will be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptian into Assyria; and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians. Population.The dominant type was Semitic, with full lips, somewhat hooked nose, high forehead, black hair and eyes, fresh complexion and abundance of beard. His chief campaigns were directed against Media. Ninib:Unfortunately the correct pronunciation of the name of the god Ninib has not yet been secured. "(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:7Yahweh was with him; wherever he went forth he prospered: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and didn't serve him. Tirhakah the Ethiopian who had headed its revolt was driven back to his own country, and for a time there was peace. “And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea; for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and offered no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year” (2 Kings 17:3-4). All kinds of vases, bowls and dishes were made of earthenware, but they were rarely decorated. Humility, prostration, petitioning, and reverence. ... //strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3536.htm - 6k, 3370. The road to the West was thus again secured for the merchants of Assyria. The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord their God but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded. In the mythological literature she occupies a high place as the goddess of war and of the chase. Early Period:Assyrian history begins with the high priests (patesis) of Assur. step, going. Most scholars believe that the Assyrian spoken of in Isaiah 14:25 is Sennacherib, the King of Assyria who was defeated on Mt. Sin5. Enlil, Ellil:In the earliest times known to us the greatest of the gods is the god of Nippur whose name in the Sumerian texts is Enlil or Ellil. One result of this was the necessity for constant war in order to occupy the soldiery and satisfy their demands with captured booty; and the result, as in the Northern Kingdom of Israel, was military revolution, with the seizure of the throne by the successful general. 2478 . The Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. Clothes, curtains and rugs, on the other hand, were richly dyed and embroidered, and were manufactured from wool and flax, and (in the age of the Second Empire) from cotton. Of or pertaining to Assyria, or to its inhabitants. Various campaigns were carried on in the direction of Armenia and Comagene, the brutalities executed upon the enemy being described in detail by their conqueror. The texts prove that the Assyrians were a Semite people. Assur-uballid was king of Assyria. .../r/rab-shakeh.htm - 10k, Sennach'erib (13 Occurrences)... 2 Kings 18:13 Now in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah did Sennacherib king ofAssyria come up against all the fortified cities of Judah, and took them. usually mentions only eight; namely, Ashur, Sin, Shamash, Bel (that is, Marduk), Nabu, Nergal, Ishtar of Nineveh and Ishtar of Arbela. Assyria (/ əˈsɪəriə /), also called the Assyrian Empire, was a Mesopotamian kingdom and empire of the ancient Near East in the area known as the Levant that existed as a state from perhaps as early as the 25th century BC (in the form of the Assur city-state) until its collapse between 612 BC and 609 BC – spanning the periods of the … On a deeper level, however, I think many Christians feel they have to demonstrate faith when claiming that the Bible is historically accurate. Except for a couple of geographic directions in Genesis and a prophecy of Assyria's future ascent and fall in the book of Numbers (22:22, 24), Assyria is unmentioned in the Bible story until 2 Kings 15, which is late in the history of the … All that moves possesses life, the motionless is lifeless or dead.Besides this belief in animism, the early Sumerians seem to have believed in ghosts that were related to the world of the dead as the zi was related to the world of the living. As the Assyrians gained power and influence in the region, they became a larger force in the biblical narrative. All legislation is ascribed to him as the supreme judge in heaven. The infantry were about ten times as numerous as the calvary, and under Sargon were divided into bowmen and spearmen, the bowmen again being subdivided into heavy-armed and light-armed, the latter being apparently of foreign origin. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 11:16There will be a highway for the remnant that is left of his people from Assyria, like there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt. Chronology.The Assyrians reckoned time by means of limmi, certain officials appointed every New Year's day, after whom their year of office was named. No pains, in fact, were spared to make the army both in equipment and discipline an irresistible engine of war. Shalmaneser I (1300 B.C. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 7:18It will happen in that day that Yahweh will whistle for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. In the Sumerian period his name seems to have been Ishkur. Nineveh itself was probably founded in the interests of the trade with the North. Sam O'Neal is the co-author of "Bible Stories You May Have Forgotten" and "The Bible Answer Book." CHRONOLOGYXIV. The Assyrian Empire was originally founded by a Semitic king named Tiglath-Pileser who lived from 1116 to 1078 B.C. It may perhaps have been Ae, as the Greek Aos would seem to indicate. Assyrians were the first people to adopt Christianity whereas Syrians were mostly Muslims. Shields were also worn by all classes of soldiers, and the army carried with it standards, tents, battering-rams and baggage-carts. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Chronicles 32:11Doesn't Hezekiah persuade you, to give you over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, Yahweh our God will deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria? 625), and Assyria fell according to the prophecies of Isaiah (10:5-19), Nahum (3:19), and Zephaniah (3:13), and the many separate kingdoms of which it was composed ceased to recognize the "great king" (2 Kings 18:19; Isaiah 36:4). <. The terra-cotta figures which can be assigned to the Assyrian period are poor. Some of the hymns addressed to Shamash seem almost upon the verge of exalting him in such a way as to exclude the other deities, but the step is never taken. Leaving a portion of his army to continue the siege, "he advanced through the province east of Jordan, spreading fire and sword," and became master of Philistia, and took Samaria and Damascus. The following may serve as a sufficient example:O eternal ruler, lord of all being, grant that the name of the king that thou lovest, whose. The answer was usually sad and depressing. From these early texts Professor Jastrow has extricated the names of the following deities, gods and goddesses. Assyria ancient and proper lay east of the Tigris, between Armenia, Susiana, and Media, and appears to have comprehended the six provinces attributed to it by Ptolemy, namely, Arrapachis, Adiabene, Arbelis, (now Erbil,) Calachene, (Heb. Both Asshur and Assyria are derived from the same Hebrew word (Strong's #H804) and therefore can sometimes be used interchangeably in the Bible. POPULATIONV. (WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY NAS RSV NIV), Ezra 6:22and kept the feast of unleavened bread seven days with joy: for Yahweh had made them joyful, and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, to strengthen their hands in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel. Its capital city was Nineveh, located in the same area as northern Iraq. To him the Babylonians also ascribe similar powers in war to those which the Egyptians accorded to Re. Assyria, speaking generally, was a limestone plateau with a temperate climate, cold and wet in winter, but warm during the summer months. Assyria’s last great king, Ashurbanipal, g ets the briefest of mentions in the Old Testament (Ezra 4:9-10). ... /.../maspero/history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 6/, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9 History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9. They are in early days mentioned by the score, but as time goes on many of these vanish away and only the few remain. Ishtar:The origin and the meaning of the name of the goddess Ishtar are still disputed, but of her rank there can be no doubt. He directed his armies into Syria, which had by this time regained its independence, and took (B.C. Bible Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Assyria Assyria [N] [T] [H] 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. (see NINEVEH; BABYLON. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 17:6In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away to Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 10:12Therefore it will happen that, when the Lord has performed his whole work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the willful proud heart of the king of Assyria, and the insolence of his haughty looks. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Chronicles 28:20Tilgath Pilneser king of Assyria came to him, and distressed him, but didn't strengthen him. Will you be delivered? The surrounding country was ravaged, and "Jehu son of Omri" hastened to offer tribute to the conqueror. At the least, none of the Bible's claims about the Assyrians have been disproven by reliable scholarship. The place to which they have gone is called the "land of no return." Its possession was disputed between Semitic Amurru or AMORITES (which see) and a non-Semitic people from the North called Mitannians. Whoever accepts a bribe, who does not judge justly-on him thou imposest sin. 3. In 738 B.C. It is most curious and interesting that this ghost demon of the Sumerians lived on through all the history of the Babylonian religion, and is mentioned even in one of the Old Testament prophets (Isaiah 34:14; Hebrew Lillith, translated "night monster"). The religious aspect is quite clear-cut. Assur, the old capital of the country, was still standing in the age of Cyrus, but it had become a small provincial town; as for Nineveh and Calah, their very sites were forgotten.LITERATURE.SeeG. The Babylonians seem not to have attached so much importance to this after-existence as did the Egyptians, but they did practice burial and not cremation, and placed often with the dead articles which might be used in his future existence. Assyrian literature, moreover, was mainly derived from Babylonia. All this district was embraced in the kingdom of Assyria which extended from Babylonia northward to the Kurdish mountains and at times included the country westward to the Euphrates and the Khabur.II. Mention is next made of Sennacherib (B.C. So the king of Assyria turned back, and didn't stay there in the land. 740) Arpad, near Aleppo, after a siege of three years, and reduced Hamath. It emerged as an independent state in the 14th century bce, and in the subsequent period it became a major power in Mesopotamia, Armenia, and sometimes in northern Syria. He died B.C. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left. ARTVII. The major part of this religious literature which has come down to us dates from the reign of Ashurbanipal (668-625 B.C.) The foundation of Nineveh, Rehoboth-'Ir (Assyrian Rebit-Ali, "the suburbs of the city"), Calah and Resen (Assyrian Res-eni, "head of the spring") is ascribed to them. FURNITURE, POTTERY AND EMBROIDERYIX. The capital of Assyria was Nineveh, one of the greatest cities of ancient times. It ceases to be a nation. Last Period and Fall of the Empire:His son Esar-haddon, who succeeded him (681-669 B.C.) In character the Assyrians were cruel and ferocious in war, keen traders, stern disciplinarians, and where religion was concerned, intense and intolerant. Assyrians are Semites while Syrians are mostly Arabic. Maqlu2. ... /.../maspero/history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 8/, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4 History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4. see HEBREW riyb. “A… Of the Sumerian faith before a union was formed with the Semites, we know very little indeed. History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 3 G. Maspero. In 1843-45 the Frenchman Botta disinterred the palace of Sargon at Khorsabad, 15 miles North of Nineveh, while at Nimrud (Calah) and Kouyunjik (Nineveh) Layard (1845-51) brought to light the ruins of the great Assyrian palaces and the library of Assur-bani-pal. ), a-sir'-i-a:I. GEOGRAPHYII. the country was occupied by Babylonian Semites, who brought with them the religion, law, customs, script and Semitic language of Babylonia (Genesis 10:11, 12, where we should read "He went forth to Asshur"; see Micah 5:6). History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 2 G. Maspero. The progress of Assyrian research is continually providing corrected readings for words hitherto known to us only in ideograms. \"Erishum, the … It is only the human-headed bulls and winged lions that can be called successful: they were set on either side of a gate to prevent the entrance of evil spirits, and their majestic proportions were calculated to strike the observer with awe (compare the description of the four cherubim in Ezekiel 1).In bronze work the Assyrians excelled, much of the work being cast. While Babylonia, the southern kingdom, occupied the plain between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf, Assyria was generally bounded on the W by the Syrian desert, on the S by Babylonia and on the N and E by the Armenian and Persian hills. Esarhaddon, his son and successor, ravaged Judah in the days of Manasseh, and carried the conquered sovereign in chains to Babylon. Assyria is always distinguished from Babylonia in the Old Testament, and not confounded with it as by Herodotus and other classical writers.III. He will strike him with his rod. Thebes-"No-amon" (Nahum 3:8)-was destroyed, its booty carried away and two obelisks transported to Nineveh as trophies of victory. Nergal, the city god of Kutu (Old Testament Guthah)10. Then came the turn of northern Arabia, where the rebel sheikhs were compelled to submit. MYTHS AND EPICSIX. History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 1 G. Maspero. If in any case the result was not secured, it could only be ascribed to the use of the wrong formula; hence there grew up a great desire to preserve exactly the words which in some cases had brought healing. In the Bible the name Assyria is employed in three different significations: namely, 1. The Lord promised in Isaiah 8:9–10 that Assyria would not ultimately succeed when Sennacherib invaded Judah. "(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 17:27Then the king of Assyria commanded, saying, "Carry there one of the priests whom you brought from there; and let them go and dwell there, and let him teach them the law of the god of the land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 36:13Then Rabshakeh stood, and called out with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! Specifically, he led the Assyrians to conquer and assimilate the 10 tribes of Israel that had split away from the nation of Judah and formed the Southern Kingdom. If, however, we relied for our picture of the Babylonian and Assyrian religion exclusively upon these religious texts, we should secure a distorted and in some places an indefinite view. It seems now to be definitely determined that a Sumerian people whose origin is unknown inhabited Babylonia before the coming of the Semites, whose original home was in Arabia. He stood by the aqueduct from the upper pool in the fuller's field highway. Its early rulers didn't refer to themselves as a \"king\" in their inscriptions. Gold and silver were also worked into artistic forms; iron was reserved for more utilitarian purposes. Jareb. It seems probable that every male was liable to conscription, and under the Second Empire, if not earlier, there was a large standing army, part of which consisted of mercenaries and recruits from the subject races. Whereas in Babylonia the temple was the chief public building, in Assyria the royal palace dominated everything, the temple being merely a royal chapel attached to the palace. See NINEVEH. All are polytheistic, with perhaps tendencies in the direction of pantheism or henotheism. Understanding the Philistines: An Overview and Definition. name thou hast proclaimed. had neither the military skill nor the administrative abilities of his father. It was natural that the sun and moon should be made prominent among these gods, but other natural objects and forces were personified and deified, streams, stones and many others.Our chief source of information concerning the gods of the first period of religious development before the days of Hammurabi is found in the historical inscriptions of the early kings and rulers. He also deprived the heavy-armed bowmen of the long robes they used to wear, and established a body of pioneers with double-headed axes, helmets and buskins. Ea's wife is called Damkina.4. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Chronicles 33:11Therefore Yahweh brought on them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh in chains, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. THE SOURCESIII. History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7 G. Maspero. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 37:18Truly, Yahweh, the kings of Assyria have destroyed all the countries and their land,(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 37:21Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah, saying, "Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel,'Because you have prayed to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria,(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 37:33Therefore thus says Yahweh concerning the king of Assyria,'He will not come to this city, nor shoot an arrow there, neither will he come before it with shield, nor cast up a mound against it. Tammuz13. Defining the Role of Prophets in the Bible. The army was reorganized and made irresistible, and a new administrative system was introduced, the empire being centralized at Nineveh and governed by a bureaucracy at the head of which was the king. RELIGIONXII. III. Meaning, most Christians believe that the Bible is true, and therefore they regard what Scripture says about history to be historically true. Anu3. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 20:6I will add to your days fifteen years. (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 36:1Now it happened in the fourteenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria attacked all of the fortified cities of Judah, and captured them. ), who, instead of contenting himself, like his father, with mere raids for the sake of booty, endeavored to organize and administer the countries which his armies had subdued. Nineveh was utterly destroyed, never again to be inhabited, and northern Babylonia passed into the hands of Nabopolassar, the viceroy of Babylon, who had joined the northern invaders. Monotheism transcends the spiritual grasp of the Babylonian mind.Amid all this company of gods, amid all these speculations and combinations, we must keep our minds clear, and fasten our eyes upon the one significant fact that stands out above all others. Later still, the scribes explained his name as a corruption of that of the primeval cosmogonic deity An-sar, the upper firmament, which in the neo-Babylonian age was pronounced Assor. Babylon was taken by storm, and for seven years Tukulti-Mas was master of all the lands watered by the Tigris and Euphrates. In the very earliest inscriptions known to us she does not seem to have been associated with the planet Venus as she is in later times. Similarly, He promises us that the enemies of His people will not finally win but that we will reign with the Lord over all (2 Tim. Who Was King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible? 2:11–13). 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