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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Ashur

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the son of Shem, who gave his name to Assyria. It is believed that Ashur originally dwelt in the land of Shiner and about Babylonia, but that he was compelled by the usurper Nimrod to depart from thence, and settle higher toward the springs of the Tigris, in the province of Assyria, so called from him, where some think he built the famous city of Nineveh, and those of Rehoboth, Calah, and Resen, Genesis 10:11-12 .

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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Ashur'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/wtd/a/ashur.html. 1831-2.

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