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Asnapper

Asnapper [N] [H] [S]

probably the same as Assur-bani-pal (Sardanapalos of the Greeks), styled the "great and noble" ( Ezra 4:10 ), was the son and successor (B.C. 668) of Esar-haddon (q.v.). He was "luxurious, ambitious, and cruel, but a magnificent patron of literature." He formed at Nineveh a library of clay tablets, numbering about 10,000. These are now mostly in the British Museum. They throw much light on the history and antiquities of Assyria.

Assur-bani-pal was a munificent patron of literature, and the conqueror of Elam. Towards the middle of his reign his empire was shaken by a great rebellion headed by his brother in Babylon. The rebellion was finally put down, but Egypt was lost, and the military power of Assyria was so exhausted that it could with difficulty resist the hordes of Kimmerians who poured over Western Asia. (See NINEVEH .)

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Asnapper". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Asnapper [N] [E] [S]

unhappiness; increase of danger
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Asnapper'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Asnapper [N] [E] [H]

(swift ), mentioned in ( Ezra 4:10 ) as the person who settled the Cutheans in the cities of Samaria. He was probably a general of Esarhaddon. (B.C. 712.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Asnapper'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ASNAPPER

as-nap'-er. See OSNAPPAR.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ASNAPPER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.