probably connected with the Hebrew word _nesher_, an eagle. An Assyrian god, supposed to be that represented with the head of an eagle. Sennacherib was killed in the temple of this idol (2 Kings 19:37; Isa. 37:38).
Opposite its entrance stood an eagle-headed figure of nisroch, with beak and wings of gold.
nisroch raised his great arm and pointed at the wall of the dungeon.
Immovable, impenetrable, but for her beauty she might have been an image of nisroch the avenger, god of retribution and of fate.
And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of nisroch his god, that two of his sons smote him with the sword.
I must have had a score of hands, and as many wings as nisroch, to do half her bidding.
To this, we believe, there is but one exception—the eagle-headed god to whom Assyriologists have assigned the name of nisroch.
I tell you, Sethos, I would rather stand in the presence of nisroch to be consumed than face the blaze of those eyes again.
And another, from the hall of nisroch, carries an emblematic necklace, to which a Maltese cross is attached.