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Alalakh
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Modern Tell Açana/Atchana. An important Syrian city in the Bronze Age. While Alalakh is not mentioned in the Bible, it is well known from many Bronze Age sources and provides important historical, cultural, and textual connections with the biblical texts.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alalakh
Alalakh Modern Tell Açana/Atchana. An important Syrian city in the Bronze Age. While Alalakh is not mentioned in the Bible, it is well known from many Bronze Age sources and provides important historical, cultural, and textual connections with the biblical texts.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Alalakh
ALALAKH. A Bronze Age city identified with Tell ʿAṭšan (or Atchana; 36°15´N; 36°23´E). See also AMUQ PLAIN.A. The Site and Its YieldThe Bronze Age city of Alalakh was uncovered by the British mission headed by Sir Leonard Woolley, in the years 1937–1939 and 1946–1949, at the large mound called Tell
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Alalah
ALALAH (Akkad., Hurrian a-la-la-ah̬; Egypt. irrh̬). Capital of a city-state on the river Orontes in the Amq plain of N Syria from which 468 texts from Level VII (c. 1900–1750 bc) and IV (c. 1500–1470 bc) provide details which may be compared with the patriarchal period of Gn. (also *Ebla, *Mari, *Ugarit).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alalakh
Alalakh (Akk. alalaD)Tell ʿẠachana (ʿẠšan), a mound in northwest Syria (in the modern Turkish province of Hatay) near the mouth of the Orontes River. It was first excavated in 1937 by British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley. Tablets discovered in the second season confirmed that the site was the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Alalakh
Alalakh [ă lä lähˊ] (Akk. a-la-la-aḫ).* A Syrian city-state of the second millennium B.C., located at modern Tell ˓Aṭsānah in the plain of Antioch, modern Turkey. Excavated by C. L. Woolley in 1936–49, the site has yielded an abundance of texts which shed light on the history and social organization
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Alalakh
ALALAKH An ancient site in the plain of Amuq in northern Syria, identified with Tell Atchana, excavated in 1936–49 by C. L. Woolley. Its importance lies in its situation in one of the most fertile plains of the Fertile Crescent, and on the road junction connecting northern Syria with the Hittite empire
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Alalakh
Alalakh. Also Alalach, Alalaḫ. A Bronze Age city in northern Syria, NNE of Ugarit. Although this city is not mentioned in the Bible, archaeological evidence from the excavated site (Tell ʿAṭšan or Tell Atchana)—consisting especially of numerous and important tablets written in Akkadian—sheds considerable
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ALALAKH
ALALAKH. Alalakh is ancient Tell Atchana, located at the SE corner of the fertile Hatay Plain, on the Orontes River. In Greco-Roman times the city of Antioch, to the west of Alalakh, dominated the region, as Antakya does today. Excavated by Sir Leonard Woolley in the 1930s and again in 1947, it has since