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For other uses, see Ashur (disambiguation).

Ashur (אַשּוּר; often also transliterated as Asshur to reflect the pointing of Hebrew letter 'ש' (Shin) in the Masoretic text, which doubles the 'ש'), was the son of Shem, the son of Noah.

The Hebrew text of Genesis 10:11 is somewhat ambiguous as to whether it was Asshur himself (as the 1611 Authorized Version says), or Nimrod (as in some other English translations) who, according to Biblical tradition, built the Assyrian cities of Nineveh, Resen, Rehoboth-Ir and Calah, since the name Asshur can refer to both the person and the country.(Genesis 10:8-12 AV, Genesis 10:8-12 ESV)[1] Sir Walter Raleigh devoted several pages in his History of the World (c. 1616) to reciting past scholarship regarding the question of whether it had been Nimrod or Ashur who built the cities in Assyria.[2]

The 1st century Judaeo-Roman historian Flavius Josephus further gives the following statement: "Ashur lived at the city of Nineveh; and named his subjects Assyrians, who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others” (Antiquities, i, vi, 4).

Ashur the son of Shem is sometimes compared with the figure of the deity Ashur, for whom a temple was dedicated in the early capital city of Aššur — traditionally by an early Assyrian king named Ushpia in ca. the 21st century BC. It is highly likely that the city and indeed the Assyrian nation and people, were named in honour of this deity.[3]

Ashur, father of Tekoa[edit]

Ashur the father of Tekoa is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4.[4]

Wives[edit]

Helah was the first wife of Ashur and Naarah was his second wife. The name "na'arah" means "girl" or "maiden" in Hebrew. Naarah was of the tribe of Judah and gave birth to Ahuzam, Hepher, Temeni, and Haahashtari (1 Chr. 4:5, 6).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Samuel Shuckford; James Talboys Wheeler (1858), The sacred and profane history of the world connected, Vol.1, pp. 106–107 
  2. ^ Walter Raleigh, History of the World p. 358-365
  3. ^ Georges Roux - Ancient Iraq
  4. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Assur (2)". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 

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The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:07:11 -0700

Senior Constable Ashur O'Shana and his co-accused Phillip Truong and Jamal Tashman, all age 29, were arrested allegedly in the act of robbing the pair by heavily-armed police officers in front of shocked crowds at John Street, Cabramatta, yesterday.

Sydney Morning Herald

Herald Sun
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:52:30 -0700

According to court documents, the trio — 29-year-old Senior-Constable Ashur Oshana, Phillip Truong and Jamal Tashman — were refused police bail because of the violence used in the attempted holdup. Cabramatta Robbers at Court. Suspended police ...
 
The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 07:12:51 -0700

The suspended officer, pictured above, is senior constable Ashur Oshana, who has previously been decorated for bravery. The Daily Telegraph understands the senior constable was a member of a southwest Regional Enforcement Squad prior to his ...
 
Sydney Morning Herald
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:45:13 -0700

It was a sting operation and NSW Police were targeting one of their own. Actual police and undercover detectives were lying in wait to catch a suspended police officer in Sydney's western suburbs on Monday after receiving a tip-off. They had been ...
 
Al-Monitor
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:30 -0700

The Iraqi Tourism Ministry said last month that about 4,500 historical monuments had already been damaged or stolen, urging local tribes and UNESCO to protect the cities of Ashur, Hadar and Nemrud. In Syria, which has six sites on the World Heritage ...
 
Nature.com
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:57:08 -0700

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Sydney Morning Herald
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:17:06 -0700

Police confirmed the men, one of whom was suspended Senior Constable Ashur Oshana, were the target of an operation involving the force's Professional Standards Command and the South West Metropolitan Region. They were charged on Monday night ...
 
Jewish Daily Forward
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:00 -0700

Shem's son, Ashur, for example, is the supposed father of Assyria and the Assyrians (the source of the word Syria), while a second son, Aram, is the supposed father of the Arameans. Shem, too, I suspect, was a toponymic figure of this sort. And while ...
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