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  1  definition  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  second  son  of  Shem  (Gen.  10:22;  1  Chr.  1:17).  He  went  from  the 
  land  of  Shinar  and  built  Nineveh,  etc  (Gen.  10:11,12).  He 
  probably  gave  his  name  to  Assyria,  which  is  the  usual 
  translation  of  the  word  although  the  form  Asshur  is  sometimes 
  retained  (Num.  24:22,  24;  Ezek.  27:23,  etc.).  In  Gen.  2:14 
  Assyria"  ought  to  be  "Asshur,"  which  was  the  original  capital 
  of  Assyria,  a  city  represented  by  the  mounds  of  Kalah  Sherghat 
  on  the  west  bank  of  the  Tigris.  This  city  was  founded  by 
  Bel-kap-kapu  about  B.C.  1700.  At  a  later  date  the  capital  was 
  shifted  to  Ninua  or  Nineveh,  now  Koyunjik  on  the  eastern  bank 
  of  the  river.  (See  {CALAH};  {NINEVEH}.)