Campaign after campaign was undertaken against the Syrian and more eastern provinces of the Hittite empire, Malatiyeh was destroyed, and Carehemish threatened. In the bas-reliefs discovered at Nineveh three periods of artistic progress may be traced. ... /.../maspero/history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 9/, Assyria's (1 Occurrence)... Multi-Version Concordance Assyria's (1 Occurrence). âAâ¦ His work was continued by Rassam (1851-54). usually mentions only eight; namely, Ashur, Sin, Shamash, Bel (that is, Marduk), Nabu, Nergal, Ishtar of Nineveh and Ishtar of Arbela. But we must not lay much emphasis upon the smallness of this number, for in his building inscriptions at the end he invokes twenty-five deities, and even though some of these are duplicates of other gods, as Jastrow correctly explains, nevertheless the entire list is considerably increased over the eight above mentioned. Nineveh was utterly destroyed, never again to be inhabited, and northern Babylonia passed into the hands of Nabopolassar, the viceroy of Babylon, who had joined the northern invaders. The lil or ghost was a night demon of baleful influence upon men, and only to be cast out by many incantations. The road to the West was thus again secured for the merchants of Assyria. So Israel was carried away out of their own land to Assyria to this day. The famous bronze gates of Balawat were erected by him in commemoration of his victories.In his reign the Israelites and Syrians of Damascus first came into direct relation with the Assyrians. The king of Assyria carried the Israelites away to Assyria and put them in Halah, and on the Habor, the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes, because they did not obey the voice of the Lord their God but transgressed his covenant, even all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded. By reason and rational things are properly meant things that are true; and by reasoning and â¦ Of the Sumerian faith before a union was formed with the Semites, we know very little indeed. faced rebellion from Syro-Palestinian â¦ Pul, king of Assyria, invaded Israel in the reign of Menahem. Meaning, most Christians believe that the Bible is true, and therefore they regard what Scripture says about history to be historically true. THE SOURCESIII. In the late Babylonian period the worship seems chiefly devoted to Marduk, Nabu, Sin, Shamash and Ishtar. Assur-uballid was king of Assyria. The progress of Assyrian research is continually providing corrected readings for words hitherto known to us only in ideograms. By Craig C. White. A large part of his reign was spent in combating a great confederation of the northern nations (Armenia, Manna, etc.) onward, and no less than twenty kings are known to us who pride themselves on their work of rebuilding this one temple. .../r/rab'shakeh.htm - 10k, Rab-shakeh (14 Occurrences)... 2 Kings 18:17 And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rab-saris and Rabshakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a great army unto Jerusalem. This was also the case with the war-god Nin-ip, called Mas in Assyria, whose cult was specially patronized by the Assyrian kings. 20 With loud voice the unfortunate one cries to thee. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 16:7So Ahaz sent messengers to Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, saying, "I am your servant and your son. He corresponded with the Egyptian Pharaoh and married his daughter to the Bah king, thereby providing for himself a pretext for interfering in the affairs of Babylonia. Instead they called themselves a \"vicegerent\" (a word that can mean \"governor\") of the god Ashur. (WEB JPS ASV NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 7:17Yahweh will bring on you, on your people, and on your father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria. He also overran the land of Judah, and took the city of Jerusalem (Isaiah 10:6, 12, 22, 24, 34). HISTORY1. At present a German expedition under Andrae is working at Kala'at Shergat (Assur) where the English excavators had already found the cylinder-inscription of Tiglath-pileser I (see SHERGHAT).XIII. Down the Euphrates came the silver, copper and bronze of Asia Minor, together with horses. Diynay -- judges... Dinaite (Aramaic) partial from uncertain primitive; a Dinaite or inhabitant of some unknown Assyria province -- Dinaite. Lead him in the right way. On ascertaining this secret design of the Israelitish prince, Shalmanezer again invaded Israel, reduced Samaria, loaded its king with fetters, and transported the people of the land into Media, and put an end to the separate kingdom of the ten tribes. The Bible includes many references to the Assyrian people within the pages of the Old Testament. the Tartan, or commander-in-chief of the army, who took Samaria (q.v.) ... /.../maspero/history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 6/, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9 History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 9. 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'"(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 23:13Behold, the land of the Chaldeans. His worship is associated with that of Ishtar whose paramour he was, and the beautiful story of the descent of Ishtar to Hades was written to describe Ishtar's pursuit of him to the depths of the under-world seeking to bring him up again. History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 7 G. Maspero. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:23Now therefore, please give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give you two thousand horses, if you are able on your part to set riders on them. Assyria was a dependency of Babylonia and later of the Mitanni kingdom during most of the 2nd millennium bce. Hence the importance of the capture of the Hittite stronghold, Carchemish, by Sargon in 717 B.C., as it commanded the road to Syria and the passage across the Euphrates. As in Babylonia, land and houses were leased knd sold, money was lent at interest, and the leading firms employed numerous damgari or commercial agents. The Assyrians were a fierce and cruel nation who showed little mercy to those they conquered (2 Kings 19:17). a-sir'-i-ans ('ashshur): The inhabitants of Assyria. He who is removed from his family, he that dwelleth far from his city. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 17:24The king of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avva, and from Hamath and Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel; and they possessed Samaria, and lived in the cities of it. ), who, instead of contenting himself, like his father, with mere raids for the sake of booty, endeavored to organize and administer the countries which his armies had subdued. The earliest known to us are Auspia and Kikia, who bear Mitannian names. The great news is that nothing could be further from the truth. One of the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia. Gold and silver were also worked into artistic forms; iron was reserved for more utilitarian purposes. Shamash6. Assur-bani-pal, the son of Esarhaddon, became king, and in Ezra 4:10 is referred to as Asnapper. Early History.The whole region was known to the early Babylonians as Subartu. Ahaz, the king of Judah, when engaged in a war against Israel and Syria, appealed for help to this Assyrian king by means of a present of gold and silver (2 Kings 16:8); who accordingly "marched against Damascus, defeated and put Rezin to death, and besieged the city itself." The apple of the North grew by the side of the palm-tree of the South. Yareb -- "let him contend," the name of an Assyrian king... king NASB Word Usage Jareb (2). The Assyrians. This form of the name is doubtless connected with the Aramaic god Hadad. This incapacity to reach monotheism may have been partially due to the influence of the local city whose tendency was always to hold tightly to the honor of the local god. The Last Things.In Babylonia, the great question of all the ages-"If a man die shall he live again? Shalmaneser I (1300 B.C. Tammuz:The name Tammuz is derived from the Sumerian Dumuzi-zuab ("real child of the water depths"). CHRONOLOGYXIV. Sculpture in the round, however, lagged far behind that in relief, and the statuary of Assyria is very inferior to that of Babylonia. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:30Neither let Hezekiah make you trust in Yahweh, saying, "Yahweh will surely deliver us, and this city shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria. Tiglath-pileser assisted Ahaz against a confederate army formed of the Syrian forces in league with those of the ten tribes. Many of these tablets have survived and are available to scholars today. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 20:6The inhabitants of this coast land will say in that day,'Behold, this is our expectation, where we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria. he attacked Hamath and at Qarqar defeated an army which included 1,200 chariots, 1,200 cavalry and 20,000 infantry from Ben-hadad of Damascus, 2,000 chariots, and 10,000 infantry from. Sin:Sin was the city god of Urn (Ur of the Chaldeans in the Old Testament). After death the souls of men were supposed to continue in existence. For the history of his reign, see TIGLATH-PILESER. From an early period Assyria had entered on a conquering career, and having absorbed Babylon, the kingdoms of Hamath, Damascus, and Samaria, it conquered Phoenicia, and made Judea feudatory, and subjected Philistia and Idumea. Sephared -- the location of some exiles, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and, (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), (Root in WEB KJV ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV), (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), What is the significance of Assyria in the Bible? Most generally, Assyria means the Kingdom of Assyria, including Babylonia and Mesopotamia, and extending to the Euphrates, which is therefore used by Isaiah as an image of this empire, Isaiah 7:20; 8:7. The image of Merodach was carried to Assur as a sign that the scepter had passed from Babylon to the parvenu Assyria. So the king of Assyria turned back, and didn't stay there in the land. Anu:The name of the god Anu was interpreted as meaning heaven, corresponding to the Sumerian word ana, "heaven," and he came thus to be regarded as the god of heaven as over against Enlil who was the god of earth, and Ea who was the god of the waters. POPULATIONV. He also is honored in magnificent hymns in which he is saluted as the enemy and the avenger of evil, but as the benignant furtherer of all good, especially of that which concerns the races of men. His chief city of worship was Eridu, which in the earliest period was situated on the Persian Gulf, near the mouths of the Euphrates and the Tigris. Therefore lift up your prayer for the remnant that is left. "What Kings Reigned in Assyria and Sicyon When, According to the Promise, Isaac Was Born to Abraham in His Hundredth Year, and When the Twins Esau ... /.../augustine/city of god/chapter 3 what kings reigned in.htm, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8 History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8. Hoshea wishing however to throw off the yoke, attempted to form a league with Egypt, and refused the tribute. Second Period:The second period extends to the rise of the Chaldean empire under Nabopolassar, 625 B.C., and3. Art.Unlike Babylonia, Assyria abounded in stone; the brick buildings of Babylonia, accordingly, were replaced by stone, and the painted or tiled walls by sculptured slabs. He is a former editor for Christianity Today and LifeWay Christian Resources. THE ASTRAL THEORY OF THE UNIVERSEX. <. '"(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 19:6Isaiah said to them, "Thus you shall tell your master,'Thus says Yahweh, "Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. Eight years later, Assyria invaded Judah. Nergal:Nergal, the city-god of Kutu (in the Old Testament Cuthah), was the god of the underworld and his wife Eresh-kigal was the sovereign lady of the under-world. He also invaded Syria (2 Kings 17:5), but was deposed in favour of Sargon (q.v.) Sam O'Neal is the co-author of "Bible Stories You May Have Forgotten" and "The Bible Answer Book." So the king of Assyria turned back, and didn't stay there in the land. Ramman:Ramman is the god of storms and thunder among the Babylonians and in the Assyrian pantheon he is usually called Adad. The result was that his son-in-law was murdered, and Assur-uballid sent troops to Babylonia who put the murderers to death and placed the grandson of the Assyrian king on the Babylonian throne.Babylonia had fallen into decay and been forced to protect herself from the rising power of Assyria by forming an alliance with Mitanni (Mesopotamia) and Egypt, and subsequently, when Mitanni had been absorbed by the Hittites, by practically becoming dependent on the Hittite king. (n.) A native or an inhabitant of Assyria; the language of Assyria. In the reign of Ahab, king of Israel, Shalmaneser II. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 17:3Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and brought him tribute. .../a/assyrian.htm - 12k, Deported (12 Occurrences)... 2 Kings 15:29 In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel Beth Maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor .../d/deported.htm - 10k, Ashurbanipal (1 Occurrence)... a-shoor-ba'-ne-pal (Ashur-bani-apal, "Ashur creates a son"): Before setting out on his last campaign to Egypt, Esarhaddon king of Assyria doubtless having had .../a/ashurbanipal.htm - 12k, Genesis 2:14The name of the third river is Hiddekel: this is the one which flows in front of Assyria. <. The forests were tenanted by lions, and the plains by wild bulls (rimi, Hebrew re'emim), wild asses, wild goats and gazelles. A. Assyria and Syria were originally two different nations although their founders, Asshur and Aram, were brothers, sons of Shem (Genesis 10:22).The Assyrians conquered Aram, as Syria was originally known, shortly before conquering the Northern Kingdom of Israel (730-720 BC). Scopus outside of Jerusalem by a supernatural intervention of God. LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND SCIENCEX. Commentaries were often written upon these, and grammars, vocabularies and interlinear translations were compiled to enable the student to understand the extinct Sumerian, which had long been the Latin of Semitic Babylonia. AsshurV. MECHANICSVIII. As Jastrow has pointed out, Shalmaneser II (859-825 B.C.) The king of Assyria appointed to Hezekiah king of Judah three hundred talents of silver and thirty talents of gold. 1120 Tiglath-pileser I., the greatest of the Assyrian kings, "crossed the Euphrates, defeated the kings of the Hittites, captured the city of Carchemish, and advanced as far as the shores of the Mediterranean." His chief seat of worship was Uruk, but in the Assyrian period he was associated with the god Adad in a temple in the city of Asshur. "Ahab of Israel," besides considerable contingents from Ammon, Arvad, Arabia and elsewhere. He lived opposite all his relatives. He directed his armies into Syria, which had by this time regained its independence, and took (B.C. Coram Deo. Assur-bani-pal, the son of Esarhaddon, became king, and in Ezra 4:10 is referred to as Asnapper. 2478 . He is saluted as "the Great Lord, the command of whose mouth cannot be altered and whose grace is steadfast." Except for a couple of geographic directions in Genesis and a prophecy of Assyria's future ascent and fall in the book of Numbers (22:22, 24), Assyria is unmentioned in the Bible story until 2 Kings 15, which is late in the history of the â¦ Shurpu:Shurpu is another word for burning, and this series also deals much in symbolic burnings and for the same purposes as the former. "(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:7Yahweh was with him; wherever he went forth he prospered: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and didn't serve him. His wife is called Shala.12. He was originally the hero of the Flood story, but in the form in which it has come down to us Marduk of Babylon has deprived him of these honors. On the banks of the rivers there was abundant cultivation, besides pasture-land. Assyria ancient and proper lay east of the Tigris, between Armenia, Susiana, and Media, and appears to have comprehended the six provinces attributed to it by Ptolemy, namely, Arrapachis, Adiabene, Arbelis, (now Erbil,) Calachene, (Heb. Early Period:Assyrian history begins with the high priests (patesis) of Assur. 2476, 2477. We cannot but feel how close this poet came to an appreciation of the Sun-god as a judge of men on an ethical basis. Before God destroyed the Assyrians he sent them some of his â¦ Ashshuwr -- step, going... 803, 804. Kelach. The texts prove that the Assyrians were a Semite people. The Bible record â¦ After this, however, Assyria once more fell into a state of decay, from which it was delivered by the successful revolt of a military officer Pulu (Pul), who put an end to the old line of kings and took the name of Tiglath-pileser IV (745-727 B.C.).3. A. Nineveh existed and was inhabited from atlest 6,000 B.C. Aramaic, accordingly, became the language of trade, and then of diplomacy (compare 2 Kings 18:26), and commercial documents written in cuneiform were provided with Aramaic dockets. In earlier times he seems to have been a more important god than Marduk and was worshipped as the god of vegetation. Nineveh itself was probably founded in the interests of the trade with the North. And, impressively, most of these references are verifiable and in agreement with known historical facts. He is addressed in hymns of great beauty and was regarded as a most kindly god.5. Tiglath-pileser's policy was twofold: to weld western Asia into a single empire, held together by military force and fiscal laws, and to secure the trade of the world for the merchants of Nineveh. The same as kelach; Kelach, a place in Assyria: see HEBREW kelach. All that moves possesses life, the motionless is lifeless or dead.Besides this belief in animism, the early Sumerians seem to have believed in ghosts that were related to the world of the dead as the zi was related to the world of the living. From riyb; he will contend; Jareb, a symbolical name for Assyria -- Jareb. The Assyrian is the Antichrist! 5615 . For thus says the king of Assyria,'Make your peace with me, and come out to me; and everyone of you eat of his vine, and everyone of his fig tree, and everyone drink the waters of his own cistern;(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:33Has any of the gods of the nations ever delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Asshur, Assyria. There they lived in dark rooms amid the dust and the bats covered with a garment of feathers, and under the dominion of Nergal and Ereshkigal. Kelach -- a city in Assyr.... NASB Word Usage Calah (2). (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 8:4For before the child knows how to say,'My father,' and,'My mother,' the riches of Damascus and the spoil of Samaria will be carried away by the king of Assyria. Come up, and save me out of the hand of the king of Syria, and out of the hand of the king of Israel, who rise up against me. Answer: Assyria was an ancient nation that was a major world power for about a thousand years (1700â727 BC). ), accordingly, devoted himself to crippling the Hittite power and cutting it off from communication with Babylonia. 727 the Babylonians threw off the rule of the Assyrians, under the leadership of the powerful Chaldean prince Merodach-baladan (2 Kings 20:12), who, after twelve years, was subdued by Sargon, who now reunited the kingdom, and ruled over a vast empire. EXCAVATIONSXIII. It is strange that the higher forms of religion were not able to drive out the lower, but these incantations continued to be carefully copied and used down to the very end of the Babylonian commonwealth.VII. As the influence of the Babylonians and Assyrians waned, their go ds declined in power, and none of them survived the onrush of Greek civilization in the period of Alexander.IV. Shalmanezer invaded Israel, conquered Hoshea, and made him a vassal, bound to pay a yearly tribute. ... /.../maspero/history of egypt chaldaea syria babylonia and assyria v 8/, History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4 History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 15:29In the days of Pekah king of Israel came Tiglath Pileser king of Assyria, and took Ijon, and Abel Beth Maacah, and Janoah, and Kedesh, and Hazor, and Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 27:13It will happen in that day that a great trumpet will be blown; and those who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and those who were outcasts in the land of Egypt, shall come; and they will worship Yahweh in the holy mountain at Jerusalem. '"(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 23:29In his days Pharaoh Necoh king of Egypt went up against the king of Assyria to the river Euphrates: and king Josiah went against him; and Pharaoh Necoh killed him at Megiddo, when he had seen him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 36:13Then Rabshakeh stood, and called out with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and said, "Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! â¦ He also deprived the heavy-armed bowmen of the long robes they used to wear, and established a body of pioneers with double-headed axes, helmets and buskins. When we have eliminated these gods, who have practically disappeared, there remains a comparatively small number of gods who outrank all the others.In the room of some of these gods that disappeared, others, especially in Assyria, found places. Assyria was a kingdom located between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that dominated the ancient world from the ninth century to the seventh century B. C. Its capital was Nineveh. The word seems originally to have meant life. A few lines from the greatest of all the hymns addressed to Shamash, the Sun-god, will make this plain:COLUMN II + Who plans evil-his horn thou dost destroy, 40 Whoever in fixing boundaries annuls rights. Azariah (Uzziah) was an ally of the king of Hamath, and thus was compelled by Tiglath-pileser to do him homage and pay a yearly tribute. 3. The greatest number of those that have come down to us are dedicated to Shamash, the Sun-god, but many of the finest, as we have already seen, were composed in honor of Sin, the Moon-god. Progress in the interpretation of the literature is however so rapid that we may now give a much more intelligible account of this religion than could have been secured even so recently as five years ago.For purposes of convenience, the religion of Babylonia and Assyria may be grouped into three great periods.1. The Bible includes many references to the Assyrian people within the pages of the Old Testament. THE PANTHEON1. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:16At that time did Hezekiah cut off the gold from the doors of the temple of Yahweh, and from the pillars which Hezekiah king of Judah had overlaid, and gave it to the king of Assyria. But the struggle had exhausted Assyria; its exchequer was empty, and its fighting population killed. All of this happened gradually, with Israel's kings alternately being forced to pay tribute to Assyria as vassals and attempting to rebel. To him the Babylonians also ascribe similar powers in war to those which the Egyptians accorded to Re. Excavations in Mesopotamia have confirmed the Bibleâs description that it took three days' journey to go around this city (Jonah 3:3). (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Chronicles 32:11Doesn't Hezekiah persuade you, to give you over to die by famine and by thirst, saying, Yahweh our God will deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Hence the constant wars partly to occupy the army and prevent revolts, partly for the sake of booty with which to pay it. It was similar in some respects to that of Osiris in Egypt, but was not so beautiful or so humane.13. History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8 G. Maspero. The areas they occupied are roughly close to the borders of modern day Syria (Assyria), Iraq (Babylon) and Iran (Persia). '"(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), Isaiah 37:6Isaiah said to them, "Tell your master,'Thus says Yahweh, "Don't be afraid of the words that you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed me. Yet the information which is thus come into our hands is embarrassing because of its very richness, and it will doubtless be a long time before it is possible to speak with certainty concerning many of the problems which now confront us. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV), 2 Kings 18:28Then Rabshakeh stood, and cried with a loud voice in the Jews' language, and spoke, saying, "Hear the word of the great king, the king of Assyria. While Babylonia, the southern kingdom, occupied the plain between Baghdad and the Persian Gulf, Assyria was generally bounded on the W by the Syrian desert, on the S by Babylonia and on the N and E by the Armenian and Persian hills. Apart from the native documents, the only trustworthy sources for the chronology (as for the history) of Assyria are the Old Testament records. In every instance, they provide a powerful piece of historical evidence for the reliability of the Bible as God's true Word. At length, however, its power declined. Some of the names of their gods and images of these they very probably brought with them, but the important thing, it must always be remembered, about the gods is not the names but the attributes which were ascribed to them, and these must have been completely changed during the long history which follows their first contact with the Sumerians. His temple in Borsippa bore the name E-zida ("perpetual house") with the tower E-uriminanki ("house of the seven rulers of heaven and earth"). The records of the astronomers, the state dispatches of kings, the reports of general officers from the field, the handbooks of medicine, all these and many other divisions of a vast literature contribute each its share of religious material. Medos -- a Mede, Median, an inhabitant of Media ... Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: Medos Phonetic Spelling: (may'-dos) Short Definition: a Mede Definition: a Mede, a Median, from east of Assyria ... //strongsnumbers.com/greek2/3370.htm - 6k, 3641b. Bc in ancient Mesopotamia begin soon after 2000 B.C. ) of are... Soon after 2000 B.C. ), '' besides considerable contingents from Ammon, Arvad, Arabia and.! Who pride themselves on their work of rebuilding this one temple took Samaria ( q.v. ) less! 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