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Bible Names A-G: Asnapper


Asnapper in Easton's Bible Dictionary probably the same as Assur-bani-pal (Sardanapalos of the Greeks), styled the "great and noble" (Ezra 4:10), was the son and successor (B.C. 668) of Esar-haddon (q.v.). He was "luxurious, ambitious, and cruel, but a magnificent patron of literature." He formed at Nineveh a library of clay tablets, numbering about 10,000. These are now mostly in the British Museum. They throw much light on the history and antiquities of Assyria. Assur-bani-pal was a munificent patron of literature, and the conqueror of Elam. Towards the middle of his reign his empire was shaken by a great rebellion headed by his brother in Babylon. The rebellion was finally put down, but Egypt was lost, and the military power of Assyria was so exhausted that it could with difficulty resist the hordes of Kimmerians who poured over Western Asia. (See NINEVEH -T0002735.)

Asnapper in Fausset's Bible Dictionary "The great and noble" (Ezra 4:10). He planted the Cuthaeans, etc., in Samaria, after the deportation of the Israelites. He is either Esarhaddon, as Ezra 4:2 implies, or some able general under him who effected the plantation = Asardanaper = Esarhaddon.

Asnapper in Hitchcock's Bible Names unhappiness; increase of danger

Asnapper in Naves Topical Bible A noble Assyrian prince, who colonized the cities of Samaria after the Israelites were taken captive to Assyria Ezr 4:10

Asnapper in Smiths Bible Dictionary (swift), mentioned in Ezr 4:10 as the person who settled the Cutheans in the cities of Samaria. He was probably a general of Esarhaddon. (B.C. 712.)

Asnapper in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE as-nap'-er.

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