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Nisroch

Nisroch [N] [H] [S]

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 ).

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 Nisroch". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Nisroch [N] [E] [S]

flight; proof; temptation; delicate
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[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 'Nisroch'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Nisroch [N] [E] [H]

(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.


[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 'Nisroch'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

NISROCH

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