The name Nisroch appears in 2 Kgs. 19.37 (// Isa. 37.38) where it apparently designates an Assyrian deity, since king Sennacherib is said to have been assassinated “when he was praying (in) the temple of Nisroch, his god”.
The identity of this deity has been a subject of much scholarly debate, since the sources relating to the Assyrian pantheon do not attest a god of such a name. On the other hand, it seems improbable that the biblical author s…