Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Nisroch נסרך
(1,366 words)

I. Name

The name Nisroch appears in 2 Kgs. 19.37 (// Isa. 37.38) where it apparently designates an Assyrian deity, since king Sennacherib is said to have been assassinated “when he was praying (in) the temple of Nisroch, his god”.

II. Identity

The identity of this deity has been a subject of much scholarly debate, since the sources relating to the Assyrian pantheon do not attest a god of such a name. On the other hand, it seems improbable that the biblical author s…

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C. Uehlinger, “Nisroch נסרך”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Nisroch>



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