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Asshurim meaning

אשורם
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🔼The name Asshurim in the Bible

The Asshurim are descendants of Dedan, son of Jokshan, son of Abraham with Keturah (Genesis 25:3). They are mentioned only once in the Bible, along with the Letushim and the Leummim.

🔼Etymology of the name Asshurim

The name Asshurim appears to be derived from the plural of the name Asshur (which would be אשורים, but our name is spelled without the י, yod), and is related to the verbs אשר (ashar), meaning to go (straight) on, and ישר (yashar), meaning to be level, straight up, just:

🔼Asshur meaning

The Asshurim are the Happy People, the Upright People, or simply the Steppers.

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