probably connected with the Hebrew word nesher , an eagle. An Assyrian god, supposed to be that represented with the head of an eagle. Sennacherib was killed in the temple of this idol ( 2 Kings 19:37 ; Isaiah 37:38 ).
flight; proof; temptation; delicate
(the great eagle ) an idol of Nineveh, in whose temple Sennacherib was worshipping when assassinated by his sons, Adrammelech and Shizrezer. ( 2 Kings 19:37 ; Isaiah 37:38 ) This idol is identified with the eagle-headed human figure, which is one of the most prominent on the earliest Assyrian monuments, and is always represented as contending with and conquering the lion or the bull.
nis'-rok, niz'-rok (nicrokh):
The Assyrian god in whose temple Sennacherib was worshipping when put to death by his sons (2 Kings 19:37; Isaiah 37:38). The name is not found elsewhere. Some identify him with Asshur, the national deity.
See BABYLONIA AND ASSYRIA, RELIGION OF.
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