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(ass' sshuhr) ASSHURIM, ASSHURITES (NIV) Personal and national name. 1. Son of Shem and thus a Semite, as were the Hebrew people (Genesis 10:22 ). 2 . An otherwise unknown Arabian tribe (Genesis 25:3 ). This tribe may also be meant in Balaam's oracle (Numbers 24:22-24 ), but a reference to Assyria is more likely. 3. The nation Assyria and its inhabitants are generally meant by the Hebrew term Asshur . This is the likely meaning in Genesis 10:11; Ezekiel 27:23; Ezekiel 32:22; Hosea 14:3 . See Assyria.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Asshur'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​a/asshur.html. 1991.
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