Telassar
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Telassar

taking away; heaping up

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Or Thelasar, (Isaiah 37:12; 2 Kings 19:12), a province in the south-east of Assyria, probably in Babylonia. Some have identified it with Tel Afer, a place in Mesopotamia, some 30 miles from Sinjar.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TELASSAR

te-las'-ar (tela'-ssar (2 Kings 19:12), telassar (Isaiah 37:12); Codex Alexandrinus Thalassar; Codex Vaticanus Thaesthen; Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) Thelassar, Thalassar):

1. The Name and Its Meaning:

This city, which is referred to by Sennacherib's messengers to Hezekiah, is stated by them to have been inhabited by the "children of Eden." It had been captured by the Assyrian king's forefathers, from whose hands its gods had been unable to save it. Notwithstanding the vocalization, the name is generally rendered "Hill of Asshur," the chief god of the Assyrians, but "Hill of Assar," or Asari (a name of the Babylonian Merodach), would probably be better.

2. Suggestions as to the Geographical Position:

As Telassar was inhabited by the "children of Eden," and is mentioned with Gozan, Haran, and Rezeph, in Western Mesopotamia, it has been suggested that it lay in Bit Adini, "the House of Adinu," or Betheden, in the same direction, between the Euphrates and the Belikh. A place named Til-Assuri, however, is twice mentioned by Tiglath-pileser IV (Ann., 176; Slab-Inscr., II, 23), and from these passages it would seem to have lain near enough to the Assyrian border to be annexed. The king states that he made there holy sacrifices to Merodach, whose seat it was. It was inhabited by Babylonians (whose home was the Edinu or "plain"; see EDEN). Esarhaddon, Sennacherib's son, who likewise conquered the place, writes the name Til-Asurri, and states that the people of Mihranu called it Pitanu. Its inhabitants, he says, were people of Barnaku. If this be Bit Burnaki in Elam, extending from the boundary of Rasu (see ROSH), which was ravaged by Sennacherib (Babylonians Chronicles, III, 10;), Til-Assuri probably lay near the western border of Elam. Should this identification be the true one, the Hebrew form telassar would seem to be more correct than the Assyrian Til-Assuri (-Asurri), which latter may have been due to the popular idea that the second element was the name of the national god Assur. See French Delitzsch, Wo lag das Paradies? 264.

T. G. Pinches

Strong's Hebrew
8515. Telassar -- a city in Mesopotamia
... 8514, 8515. Telassar. 8516 . a city in Mesopotamia. Transliteration: Telassar
Phonetic Spelling: (tel-as-sar') Short Definition: Telassar. ...
/hebrew/8515.htm - 6k
Library

Sennacherib (705-681 BC )
... Have the gods of the nations delivered them which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan
and Haran and Rezepk, and the children of Eden which were in Telassar? ...
/.../chapter isennacherib 705-681 b c.htm

Thesaurus
Telassar (2 Occurrences)
... Some have identified it with Tel Afer, a place in Mesopotamia, some 30 miles
from Sinjar. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TELASSAR. ...
/t/telassar.htm - 9k

Tel-assar (2 Occurrences)
Tel-assar. Telassar, Tel-assar. Telem . Multi-Version Concordance Tel-assar
(2 Occurrences). ... (See RSV). Telassar, Tel-assar. Telem . Reference Bible.
/t/tel-assar.htm - 6k

Rezeph (2 Occurrences)
... surrender of Jerusalem. The names which precede are Gozan and Haran; and
"the children of Eden that were Telassar" follows. 2. Now ...
/r/rezeph.htm - 9k

Children
... e'-d'-n (bene `edhen): In 2 Kings 19:12 Isaiah 37:12 "the children of Eden that
were in Telassar" are mentioned in connection with "Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph ...
/c/children.htm - 62k

Eden (19 Occurrences)
... e'-d'-n (bene `edhen): In 2 Kings 19:12 Isaiah 37:12 "the children of Eden that
were in Telassar" are mentioned in connection with "Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph ...
/e/eden.htm - 28k

Gozan (5 Occurrences)
... 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed,
Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar...
/g/gozan.htm - 10k

Tel (5 Occurrences)
... 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed,
Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar...
/t/tel.htm - 8k

Assar (3 Occurrences)
... 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed,
Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar...
/a/assar.htm - 7k

Thelasar (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia THELASAR. the-la'-sar (tela'ssar, telassar).
See TELASSAR. Multi-Version Concordance Thelasar (1 Occurrence). ...
/t/thelasar.htm - 6k

Haran (19 Occurrences)
... 19:12 Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed,
Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar...
/h/haran.htm - 17k

Concordance
Telassar (2 Occurrences)

2 Kings 19:12
Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and the children of Eden that were in Telassar?
(WEB JPS ASV BBE NAS)

Isaiah 37:12
Have the gods of the nations delivered them, which my fathers have destroyed, Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the children of Eden who were in Telassar?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS)

Subtopics

Telasear

Telassar

Telassar: A City or District Conquered by the Assyrians

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Thelasar (1 Occurrence)

Haran (19 Occurrences)

Telam (1 Occurrence)

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