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CHAPTER FOURTEEN - SECTION TWO: THE FEARSOME ASSYRIANS AND THEIR
MIGRATIONS INTO CENTRAL EUROPE


Who has not heard of the ancient Assyrian World Empire? Of its
brilliance, grandeur, exploits, mercilessness and extremes in
cruelty? What were these terrible Assyrians like? Most
importantly, what is the link between Sargon and modern nations?
We shall see as we progress through the incredible true history
contained within this book, they have everything to do with
today's world events!

Brief outline of Assyrian history

It is appropriate that we take a succinct look at the history of
the mighty descendants of Asshur. The Assyrians descend from
Asshur, or Assur, second son of Shem (Genesis 10:22) and possibly
twin brother to Arphaxad. Traditionally, offspring are listed
according to age: the firstborn is often listed first. In Genesis
10:22, we find listed five sons of Shem.

Elam is clearly the firstborn but for some reason was not
granted` the birthright - we have here another example of a
birthright shift or displacement. If Asshur was a twin brother of
Elam, this would surely have been mentioned as are other twins in
Scripture. But the antagonisms between Asshur and Arphaxad
demonstrate that in all likelihood that they were twins with
Asshur's birth probably preceding Arphaxad's (compare Genesis
25:21-23). Arphaxad and Asshur may have been twins for Scripture
states that Arphaxad was begotten "two years after the Flood"
(Genesis 11:10). In other words, Elam was begotten in the first
year after the Flood and his two brothers begotten a year later.
It is impossible for three separate births to have occurred
within two years unless Elam was conceived on the ark. It is
unlikely that he was conceived on the ark because of the health
and safety issues surrounding Noah's family at that time. Indeed,
the entire family would have had their hands full caring for the
animals and having a baby at that time would have been unwise.

Regardless, a birthright shift occurred and antagonism seems to
have resulted between Assur and Arphaxad due to the latter
inheriting the incredible birthright blessings and not Assur.

Asshur's name means 'strong' or 'powerful'. Or, as Josephus put
it:

"Assur lived at the city Nineve; and named his subjects
Assyrians, who became the most fortunate nation, beyond others."
1748

In other words they were a greatly blessed people, second only to
the descendants of Arphaxad. As we shall see later in this book,
God, by covenanting with Arphaxad and electing that line to do
His work of servant leadership, seemingly has led to Assur's
jealousy of Arphaxad and an antagonism which has been been
ongoing for centuries and will culminate in a great show-down
between their descendants in the years just ahead.
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1748 Josephus Antiquities, I.vii.4
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The supreme god of the Assyrians was Asshur 1749 who later became
known in Europe as Tyr or Tir, derived from Atir or Athur, which
is the Indo-Germanic form of the Hebrew Asshur. According to
Ragozin, 1750 Assur's original name may be spelled Asshur, and
the central, original district of Assyria was known as Aturia.
1751 Asshur may also be spelled Assyr. 1752 The Medes named the
land Assura 1753 and the Persians Athursa. 1754 After Assyria
fell, the region of Assyria became known as Arziri 1755 and as
Athura when it was a satrapy in the Persian Empire. It is
possible that this may be the origin of the name Arthur and the
Germanic god Thor, who with his hammer, the swastika, crushed the
enemies of his worshippers. It should also be noted that in front
of the temple to Assur in the city of Assur we find displayed a
swastika on a limestone slab.

The Assyrians were peoples of vast accomplishments. They had a
love for the establishment and building of new cities 1756 (see
Garner's Royal Cities ofAssyria), and were great road-builders
1757 as well a pontoon bridges, boats and such like. 1758 Their
greatest city was, of course, Nineveh, also known as Ninus or
later as Hierapolis. 1759 We know too that Sargon of Akkad (who
may have been Assur himself, as we have seen) defeated
Lugalzaggessi (probably Nimrod), and loved to build new cities
1760. He
  
"set up a pattern of royal behaviour which was to be taken up
later by the Middle Assyrian Kings ... It therefore may not be an
accident that Sargon's name was adopted by more than one Assyrian
King." 1761

Oppenheim claims that the Assyrian kings loved hunting down
animals, especially lions. 1762 Indeed, the lion became an
important symbol of the Assyrian Empire. One of the most
prominent symbols of Assyria was the eagle: is this where many of
the eagle symbols of Central Europe originate? 1763 Comparisons
have been made between the Nazi eagle with spread out wings and
that utilised by the Assyrians. (compare Deut 28:49) The prophet
Micah himself equates Assyria with "the land of Nimrod" (Micah
5:6). Nimrod founded Babel (Genesis 10:10; 11:1-9), from which
Babylonia arose. Under the Assyrians, Babylon often had special
privileges and freedoms and was considered holy ground. 1764
Assyrian dictator Ashurbanipal himself said:
..........

1749 Ragozin 1887:5 1750 ibid:2
1751 ibid:3
1752 Perry 1923:217 
1753 Hannay 1916:52 
1754 ibid
1755 Lempriere 1866:94
1756 Oppenheim 1964:124; Ward-Perkins, p 11 
1757 Pfeiffer 1959:33
1758 von Soden 1994:119 
1759 Marcellinus x IV.8.6-7 
1760 Of further interest the Book of dasher says that "And Ashur
son of Shem and his children and household went forth ... and
they built themselves four cities ... Ninevah, Resen, Calach and
Rehobother ..." (10:32-33). And Genesis 10:11-12 may be rendered
in theoriginal as "Out of the land went forth Assur and built
Nineveh" etc, rather than "Out of that land he [Nimrod] went
forth to Assyria". This shows that Assur founded Assyria, not
Nimrod, who ruled to the south.
1761 Oppenheim 1964:125 
1762 ibid:46
1763 Mackenzie 1930:343-345 
1764 Ahmed 1968:136
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"Since Babylon is the 'bard' of [all] lands, the privilege of
kidinnw-status [legal protection] is assured for anybody who
enters it, and an allotment to citizen-status is certain for any
Babylonian citizen; not even a dog which enters it is killed."
1765

The Assyrians gradually spread out and during the Old Assyrian
period (Ca. 1900 B.C. to 1365 B.C.) they found themselves often
as dependants of the Babylonians and later of the Mitanni. During
this period they excelled as merchants and established a plethora
of colonies in Anatolia, particularly at Cappadocia. 1766 Assyria
emerged in the 14th century B.C. as an independent state
comprising the Middle Assyrian period (6365-1013 B.C.), fully
militarized and immensely powerful. Its power declined after the
death of Tukulti-Ninurta (Ca. 1208 B.C.) but was briefly restored
upon the ascension of Tiglath-pileser 1. With the arrival of the
9th century B.C., a new period of expansion began, known as the
Neo-Assyrian period (Ca. 1013 B.C. to 612 B.C.) with the arisal
of a series of very strong kings, in particular the terrible
Tiglath-pileser 111, Sargon 11, Sennacherib and Esharhaddon. 1767
They succeeded in uniting most of the Near East from Egypt to the
Persian Gulf into one gigantic imperial power bloc. It is
interesting to note that historians refer to Pax Assyriaca, a
period of approximately 70 Years of peace, from 700 to 630 BC
enforced by the Assyrian Empire 1768

The Assyrian Character and Ethnicity

Historians sometimes label the Assyrians as the "Prussians of the
Ancient World" 1769 whose function it was "to safeguard the
civilized world against [Barbarian] threats" 1770 much like the
function of Germany during the Middle Ages. We know too that the
Assyrians were a very nationalistic people. Writes Oppenheim:

"In Assyria there was a strong sense of participating in a common
and native way of life which repeatedly proved persistent enough
to survive military defeats and foreign domination. Who the
carriers were who kept the political and cultural tradition and
the Assyrian language alive through the eclipses of political
power is extremely difficult to say. The right answer would
reveal to us the very fountain head of Assyrian strength and
staying power." 1771

We shall see shortly who the carriers of Assyrian culture and
civilization were. Unlike other nations, the Assyrians were very
submissive to their centralized authority for no trace may be
found anywhere of popular reaction to the royalty and its
administration. 1772 Their military discipline and political
organization was quite unique in the Semitic world. 1773 Indeed
it was unique, for the 'true blue' Assyrian was not an Arabic
Semite at all. If this be so, then within which ethnic group may
they be classified? In the ancient Middle East, historians,
archaeologists and linguists "cannot define and describe the
racial or ethnic groups. The relation between these three
categories, linguistic, racial and ethnic, is exceedingly complex
in Mesopotamia and still far from being sufficiently investigated
... racial, ethnic, and linguistic categories only rarely
correspond in such complex civilizations." 1774
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1765 quoted in ibid 
1766 Cotterell 1980:102 
1767 Encyclopaedia Britannic - Micropaedia, "Assyria"
1768 Gitin 1990:39
1769 McCulloch 1982:224 
1770 Wiseman 1973:171 
1771 Oppenheim 1964:66 
1772 ibid:104
1773 Los 1967:149 
1774 ibid:48
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Thus, for anyone who dogmatically states that the Assyrians were
Semites, is dwelling in a pure fantasy world. 1775 Another
historian, Worrell, in his work A Study of Races in the Ancient
Near East states that "we have little evidence of the state of
affairs in ancient times." 1776 Many different peoples dwelt
within the Assyrian Empire for they conquered a variety of ethnic
groups: Kassites, Qutians, Lullumeans, Subarians, Kadmukh, Uqumen
and Papkhu (Hurrian mountain folk). 1777 Note also the following
quote from the authoritative Pictorial Biblical Encyclopedia:
"The ethnic origins of the Assyrians are still disputed among
scholars [but] appear to lie in a mixture of Old Akkadian ...
With Hurrian " 1778. The Hurrians were an Aryan or Indo-European
people.

All historians know that the Assyrian army was not of sufficient
size to supply forces to guard all other numerous strategic
points in their vast but complex empire. As the population was
relatively small, they could not provide an army large enough to
protect their expanding empire. This led to a loss of manpower
and consequent need to fill the ranks.  "This was done by
recruiting auxiliary forces of foreign origin mainly from
conquered countries or vassal states." 1779  As a result, the
Assyrian army was composed of various nationalities; yet, they
were loyal to the King of Assyria. 1780

Saggs explains:

"it is mentioned frequently in royal inscriptions - that peoples
from outside Assyria were constantly being added to [Assyria].
... the massive influx of Semitic-speaking peoples from the
south-west, to be continually reinforced until Assyria as an
empire existed no more. They incorporated the troops of conquered
or vassal states into the Assyrian army, and Ashumasir-pal even
populated his new capital Calah with people from conquered
territories. ... Assyrian cities thus became cosmopolitan and
polyglot; with the possibility that within them people of actual
ancient Assyrian descent were a minority." 1781

We know that not all peoples called "Assyrian" were ethnically
descendants of Assur, for Assyria became an empire of many tribes
and peoples. Historian Larsen states that "the continual
channeling of conquered populations into the palace and the
private sectors of the four great cities of Assyria was clearly a
deliberate move to meet a labor shortage at the centre of the
empire ....1782

It is my contention that they were not dolicocephalic
(long-headed) Arabic Semites. However, it is known that many
dolicocephalic Babylonians brought as deportees for Assurbanipol,
1783 became
..........

1775 For instance, one author states: "The ethic origins of the
Assyrians are still disputed among the scholars ... Thus the
origins of the Assyrians appear to lie in a mixture of Old
Akkadian ... with Hurrian ... The Assyrian kings regarded
themselves as the true bearers of the Sumero-Akkadian culture and
by the early 2nd millenium BCE they began to adopt the names of
the great kings of Akkad" (Cornfield 1964: 137-38). Also, "the
Assyrian portraiture was heavily stylized, and does not trace
physiological distinctions with the same accuracy [as the
Egyptians]". (McGregor 1993: 458-59).
1776 Worrell 1927:33, quoted in Moscati 1957. See MacKenzie 1930:
355: "The early Assyrian kings had non-Semitic and non-Sumerian
names", giving further credence to the difference in race between
the true Assyrians and the later Semitic inhabitants of their
territory.
1777 Saggs 1984:46,53 
1778 Cornfield 1964:137 
1779 Oded 1979:50
1780 ibid:53,51
1781 Saggs 1984:127-8 
1782 Larsen 1979:210 
1783 Sayce 1928:203
..........


Assyrian subjects and liable for both civil and military duty.
1784 Conversely, there were many Assyrians which indicated clear
brachycephalicy 1785 (round-headed. See also figure 18 in
Albenda). 1786 The Alpine element also dominated the peoples of
Asia Minor and Sumeria. 1787 The portrait of a noble lady of
Ashur in Olmstead's work 1788 is clearly meso - or brachycephalic
- typical also of Central Europeans. A similar type is found in
the gypsum statue of a noble of Asshur. 1789

Historians certainly do recognize that alongside the Semites in
the Middle East also dwelt a brachycephalic type. 1790 These
'Alpine' types dwelt in Syria and Mesopotamia. 1791 It was also
through Northern Assyria that the dividing line more-or-less ran
between Alpines and the Semites. 1792 Of course, many Alpine
Assyrians also dwelt in the south, but it seems that the bulk of
them dwelt in the north next to their racial brethren, the
Aramaeans. Of these Aramaeans, Cotterel 1793 writes that in
the 9th Century B.C. Assyria was undergoing a major ethnic change
during this period in that the Aramaic element in the population
was increasing dramatically. This was brought about, not only by
the peaceful infiltration of Aramaeans into the state, but also
by the Assyrian practice of transporting gigantic numbers of
conquered foreigners, most of whom were Aramaeans at that time,
to Assyria to work on the enormous building projects of the day.
Over the generations this new element or at least a proportion of
it, slowly worked its way up the social and economic scale, so
that by the eighth century B.C. there were Aramaeans at a very
high level in the civil service and army, and the Aramaic
language had virtually replaced Assyrian as the everyday
language. The effects of such language change in identifying
ethnic groups does not assist with ethnic identification by us
removed thousands of years from such events. 1794

Of the change in language from Semitic to the Germanic
(Indo-European), the Oxford Companion to the Bible says that
"Ashurnasirpal 11 (884-859 B.C.E.) ... brought large numbers of
Aramaeans into the heartland of Assyria, swelling the ranks of
the court ... and, by the early seventh century, replacing the
Assyrian language with Aramaic as the vernacular". 1795

Woolley writes of the Martu (Amuru or Amaraeans):

"To the north and east of them [the Assyrians], in the Zagros
hills and across the plain to the Tigris, there lived a very
different stock, fair-haired and speaking a `Caucasian' tongue, a
hill-people akin to the Guti ... they failed to gain a footing in
the new delta and remained in what was afterwards, Assyria, the
neighbour land of Akkad." 1796

A portrait of Ashurnazirpal, based on the sculptures in the
British Museum show him with typical European features. 1797 The
same is true of other Assyrians. 1798 Such European-type
Assyrians may
..........

1784 Oded 1979:85-86
1785 Oppenheim 1964, plates 3,8.10 between pp 214-5 
1786 Albenda 1974:23
1787 Haddon 1912:21, caption
1788 Olmstead 1951: opposite page 13, figure 14 
1789 ibid: opposite page 16, figure 16
1790 Worrell 1927:32 
1791 Field 1939:521 
1792 Taylor 1947:135, figure 33 
1793 Cotterell 1980:104-517 
1794 see von Soden 1994:14
1795 Oxford Companion to the Bible, page 63. See also Saggs 1984:
65 and Seters 1975:32 
1796 Woolley 1929:5
1797 Williams 1908 (vol 1):381
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be regarded as the ruling class, inner elite or core of the
empire.   They were neither a Semite (Arabic)  eople nor Aryan,
1799 but their culture was related to that of the Indo-Europeans
or Aryans. 1800

The Indo-European (Aryan or Nordid) Mitanni ruled Assyria for
some time and consequently influenced Assyria both culturally and
ethnically. 1801 Contenau wrote that nations collectively called
Khar-men (Gar-men) meaning "men of war" had "dominated for a long
time the land of Assyria ... [and populated] Mesopotamia, and all
the territory of Assyria to the Zagros Mountains." 1802 We find,
then, several ethnic elements comprising Assyria. However, the
description of the original type appears to be fair Alpine which
is of a mesocephalic (mid-range between long and round headed
types) or brachycephalic skull type..............

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SUGGESTED READING

Archer, C. (1986) "The Assyrian Empire." Shakespeare Head Press,
Sydney.
Garner, G.G. (1981) "Royal Cities of Assyria." The Australian
Institute of Archaeology, Melbourne.
Jochelson, W. (1928) "Peoples of Asiatic Russia." American
Museum of Natural History.
Lloyd, S. (1984) "The Archaeology of Mesopotamia." Thames &
Hudson, London.
Rice, T.T. (1958) "The Scythians." Thames & Hudson, London.
Rostovtzeff, M. (1922) "Iranians And Greeks in South Russia."
Russell & Russell, New York.
Roux, G. (1964) "Ancient Iraq." Penguin, Harmondsworth.
Saggs, H.W.F. (1984) "The Mighty that was Assyria." Sidgwick
and Jackson, London.
Hallo, W.W. "The Ancient Near East. A History." Harcourt Brace
Jovanovich, Simpson, W.K. (1971) Publishers, San Diego
Sulimirski, T. (1920) "The Sarmatians." Thames & Hudson, London.
Todd, M. (1972) "The Barbarians." B.T. Batsford Ltd., London.
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