2 Samuel 2:
And made him king over Gilead, and over the Ashurites, and over Jezreel, and over Ephraim, and over Benjamin, and over all Israel.
Ezekiel 27: Of
the oaks of Bashan have they made thine oars; the company of the Ashurites have made thy benches of
out of the isles of Chittim.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Mentioned among those over whom Ish-bosheth was made king (2 Samuel 2:9 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Ruled by Ishbosheth (2 Samuel 2:9). Arab., Syr., and Vulgate versions have it the Geshurites S.E. of Damascus. But these had Talmai as their king, whose daughter David married about this time (1 Chronicles 3:2; 1 Chronicles 3:4). The Targum of Jonathan reads Beth Asher, "the house of Asher," so also several Hebrew manuscripts The Asherites will then be the whole country W. of Jordan above Jezreel and the plain of Esdraelon. Thus the enumeration begins with the N. and ends with Benjamin on the S. Bachienne suggests the city "Asher" (Joshua 17:7), S.E. of Jezreel.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Probably the same as the Asherites, of the tribe of Asher, who were among the subjects of Ishbosheth. 2 Samuel 2:9 . In 'the company of the Ashurites' in Ezekiel 27:6 , it is doubtful whether a proper name is intended, it is translated variously: see margin.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ASHURITES . One of the tribes over whom Ishbosheth ruled ( 2 Samuel 2:9 ). The name is clearly corrupt, for neither the Assyrians ( Asshur ) nor the Arabian tribe Asshurim ( Genesis 25:3 ) can be intended. The Pesh. and Vulg. [Note: Vulgate.] read ‘the Geshurites,’ whose territory bordered on that of Gilead ( Joshua 12:5 ; Joshua 13:11 ), and who might therefore be suitably included here. It has been urged, however, against this view, that Geshur was an independent kingdom at this time (cf. 2 Samuel 3:3 ; 2 Samuel 13:37 ), so that Ishbosheth could not have exercised control over it. We should probably read hÃ¢-AshÃ§ri ‘the Asherites,’ i.e. the tribe of Asher (cf. Judges 1:32 ).
- In 'the company of the Ashurites
' in Ezekiel 27:6 , it is doubtful whether a proper name is intended, it is translated variously: see margin
- Some read this in Ezekiel 27:6, instead of "the Ashurites
- In KJV of Ezekiel 27:6 Ashurites
made “benches of ivory” for Tyre
- (Hebrew, instead of "the company of the Ashurites
," "they have made thy (rowing) benches of ivory inlaid in the daughter of cedars," i
- In Ezekiel 27:6 we read "the Ashurites
have made thy (Tyre's) benches of ivory, brought out of the isles of Chittim"; rather, as the Hebrew orthography requires, "they have made thy (rowing) benches of ivory, inlaid in the daughter of cedars" or "the best boxwood" (bath ashurim ), from Cyprus and Macedonia, from whence the best boxwood came (Pliny)