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The Hebrew text of Genesis 10:11 is somewhat ambiguous as to whether it was Ashur himself, or Nimrod who built the cities of Nineveh, Resen, Rehoboth-Ir and Nimrud in Assyria, since the name Ashur can refer to either the person or the country.
The 1st century Judaeo-Roman historian Flavius Josephus further gives the following statement: "Ashur lived at the city of Nineve; and named his subjects Assyrians, who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others” (Antiquities, i, vi, 4).
Ashur, father of Tekoa
|Sons and Grandsons of Noah in Genesis 10|
|Sons of Shem||Elam||Ashur||Aram||Arpachshad||Lud|
|Sons of Ham||Cush||Mizraim||Phut||Canaan|
|Sons of Japheth||Gomer||Magog||Madai||Javan||Tubal||Meshech||Tiras|
|This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at Ashur. The list of authors can be seen in the page history.|
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