Origin of the name SHUSHAN.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name SHUSHAN.
SHUSHAN (שׁוֹשַׁן).Biblical. [Hebrew = "a lily," from
Latin Susanna. Greek Sousanna).
Also see Shoshan.
In use in Armenia, along with Shoushan.
... In the same place have been
found inscriptions of the mother of Vahram, the lady Shushan, making
over certain revenues to the same church and recording the number of the
masses obtained in return. She is styled the wife of the prince
Grigor... (Armenia, Travels and Studies, Lynch, v.1, 1901)
SHUSHAN. A city in the Persian empire,
called in Neh. i. 1—A.V., Esth. i. 2, etc., the "palace," and
on the margin of the A.V. the "castle," where lived Artaxerxes
Longimanus (Neh. i. 1; ii. 1, etc.) as Ahasuerus (Xerxes [?]), the
husband of Esther, had previously done (Esth. i. 2; iii. 15; iv. 16;
viiii. 15). The scene of some prophetic visions seen by Daniel was
laid at Shushan, which he describes as having been in the province of
Elam, near the river Ulai (Dan. viii. 2). The place referred to in
these passages is evidently Susa. It was originally the capital of
Elam, or Susiana, and was the residence of Cyrus, the conqueror of
Babylon. When he became ruler of Persia as well as of Elam, he did
not abandon his old metropolis, which is the reason why the other
Persian kings mentioned still regarded Shushan as their chief
city. When Alexander the Great entered it, in B.C. 331, it had in
it immense treasures, of which he took possession. In 315 B.C. it
was captured and plundered anew by Antigonus. After this it began
to decline, but was still defensible when the Saracens conquered
Persia. The site of the Hebrew Shushan, or the Persian Susa, was
at Sus, between the Eulæus (the Roman name for Daniel's Ulai) and the
Shahpur, and about 100 miles from the Persian Gulf. (The Sunday
School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)