The U. of Chicago has finally released its long awaited Assyrian Dictionary after 90 years of work, now sure to be a big seller to archaeological buffs worldwide who all know that Assyria was named after Asshur, yet not widely acknowledging ‘though that Asshur was a son of Shem, a son of Noah, so then who do they think was Asshur if not the guy in the Bible? They’ll give you a blank stare on that one, because admitting Assyria’s biblical linkage then forces the family tree, Asshur’s father Shem and his grandfather Noah, those ancestors of Asshur who were two of the eight on the Noah’s Ark. No wonder the biblical skeptics hate to go there, although that is where the evidence clearly leads when honestly appraised.
And what about the ancient region Syria, to the west of Assyria, was it named after Asshur too? The answer is no, because ancient Tyre on the mediterranean coast of Lebanon (named after Laban), now known as Sour or Surriya, was the namesake of Syria, Tyre (Tsurriya) therefore the namesake of Syria, canaanites known as phoenicians who survived after the Jews overtook the highlands of southern Canaan circa 1400 b.c., when the bronze age climate changed dramatically for sea level to have risen submerging ice age canannite port cities such as Yarmuta and old Sidon, that Sidon known as Posidon who was a son of Canaan, who was a son of Ham, a son of Noah, navigators by the method explained in article #2 at http://iceagecivilizations.com, and read more about biblical ancient history here http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.