American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of Assyria on the Tigris River opposite the site of present-day Mosul, Iraq. As capital of the Assyrian Empire, it enjoyed great influence and prosperity, especially under Sennacherib and Ashurbanipal (seventh century B.C.). The city was captured and destroyed by Babylonia and its allies in 612 B.C.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of “motion” or puppet-show, representing the story of Jonah and the whale.
- n. The ancient capital of Assyria.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An ancient Assyrian city.
- n. an ancient Assyrian city on the Tigris across from the modern city of Mosul in the northern part of what is now known as Iraq
- Uncertain. Possibly it meant originally the seat of Ishtar, since Nina was one of the Babylonian names of that goddess. (Wiktionary)
“Among other cities, he built one more large and magnificent than the rest, which he called Nineveh, from the name of his son Ninus, in order to immortalize his memory.”
“But after the exile, Nineveh is part of the same empire as Israel, and the author of this narrative has God patiently explain to Jonah that the Ninevens had sinned out of moral confusion.”
“Tobit. (9 pages) This book tells the story of a righteous Israelite named Tobit living in Nineveh after the deportation of the northern tribes of Israel to Assyria.”
“A Hunter unmanned aerial vehicle engaged and killed two suspected improvised explosive device emplacers overwatching a major thoroughfare for Coalition Forces during a historic flight near Qayyarah, Iraq, in Nineveh province Sept. 1.”
“Jonah's impatience of life under disappointed hopes of Israel's reformation through the destruction of Nineveh, is like that of Elijah at his plan for reforming Israel (1Ki 18: 1-46) failing through Jezebel”
“Jonah, though an outcast, was highly honored of God in Nineveh; so Israel's outcast condition would prove no impediment to her serving”
“Here the Medo-Babylonian army under Cyaxares and Nabopolassar, that destroyed Nineveh, is prophetically meant. before thy face -- before Nineveh.”
“Burrowes explains the rings as cylinders used as signets, such as are found in Nineveh, and which resemble fingers.”
“The human-headed winged bulls and eagle-headed gods found in Nineveh, sculptured amidst palms and tulip-shaped flowers, were borrowed by corrupted tradition from the cherubim placed in Eden near its fruits and flowers.”
“Nineveh is public, bold, and daring: He has come up before thy face, avowing his design to ruin thee; and therefore stand to thy arms, O”
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