Nineveh

The capital of Assyria, on the eastern bank of the River Tigris, and once the most powerful city in the world; but it was captured by the Babylonians and Medes in 612 BCE. The city's end was expected by Zephaniah [[➝ Zephaniah, book of]] (2:13–15) and Nahum, whose whole book is aimed against the ‘city of bloodshed’ (Nah. 3:1), which will be devoured as the locust devastates the harvest (3:15). The prophet Jonah [[➝ Jonah, book of]] was said to have preached at Nineveh (Jonah 3:3; Luke 11:30).

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  • NINEVEH — (Heb. נִינְוֶה; Akk. Ninua, Ninâ; in Mari Ninuwa; Ar. Ninawa), the capital of the Assyrian empire from Sennacherib s time on, situated about 1 mi. (about 1½ km.) E. of the Tigris, opposite modern Mosul. Since the cuneiform for Nineveh (Ninâ) is a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nineveh — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Nineveh (Indiana) Nineveh (New York) Nineveh (Ohio) Nineveh (Pennsylvania) Nineveh (Texas) Nineveh (Virginia) Nineveh Junction (New York) in England: Nineveh (Worcestershire) siehe auch:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nineveh — prop. n. An ancient Assyrian city. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nineveh — [nin′ə və] capital of ancient Assyria, on the Tigris: ruins opposite modern Mosul in N Iraq …   English World dictionary

  • Nineveh — Coordinates: 36°21′34″N 43°09′10″E / 36.35944°N 43.15278°E / 36.35944; 43.15278 For other uses, see Nine …   Wikipedia

  • Nineveh — Ninevite /nin euh vuyt /, n. Ninevitical /nin euh vit i keuhl/, adj. Ninevitish /nin euh vuy tish/, adj. /nin euh veuh/, n. the ancient capital of Assyria: its ruins are opposite Mosul, on the Tigris River, in N Iraq. * * * Oldest and most… …   Universalium

  • Nineveh —    One of the most important cities of ancient Assyria and Mesopotamia, situated on the left bank of the Tigris River in the outskirts of the modern city of Mosul, Iraq. Most of ancient Nineveh (or Ninua) lies beneath two sprawling debris mounds… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Nineveh —    First mentioned in Gen. 10:11, which is rendered in the Revised Version, He [i.e., Nimrod] went forth into Assyria and builded Nineveh. It is not again noticed till the days of Jonah, when it is described (Jonah 3:3; 4:11) as a great and… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • NINEVEH — (ancient NINUA)    City in Assyria, on the left bank of the river Tigris, now situated on the outskirts of the modern city of Mosul. The ancient site comprises the ruin fields of Kuyunjik and Nebi Yunus. It was first discovered in the mid 19th… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • Nineveh — or Latin Ninus geographical name ancient city capital of Assyria; ruins in Iraq on the Tigris opposite Mosul …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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