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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Assur

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a less correct form of two names. 1. (Heb. Ashshur', אִשּׁוּר, Sept. and Apoc. Ἀσσούρ .) An inaccurate method of Anrlicizing (Ezra 4:2; Psalms 83:8) or Graecizing (2 Esdras 2:8; Judges 2:14; Judges 5:1; Judges 6:1; Judges 6:17; Judges 7:20; Judges 7:24; Judges 13:15; Judges 14:3; Judges 15:6; Judges 16:4) the original (See ASSHUR) word for ASSYRIA (See ASSYRIA) (q.v.).

2. (Ἀσούρ v. r. Ἀσούβ, while other copies omit; Vulg. Azi.) One of the heads of the "temple servants," whose descendants are said to have returned from Babylon (1 Esdras 5:31), doubtless a corruption for the HARHUR (See HARHUR) (q.v.) of the true text (Ezra 2:51).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Assur'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/assur.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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