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Aradus
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A Phoenician island city off the coast of Syria about 31 miles north of Tripolis. Arvad’s inhabitants are mentioned in the Bible as a tribe of Canaanites (Gen 10:18; 1 Chr 1:16). Ezekiel 27:8–11 refers to its sailors and soldiers, saying they were in the service of Tyre. Arvad is mentioned in 1 Macc 15:16–23 (138 bc) where the Roman consul Lucius writes to several countries (including Arvad, which is called “Arvadus” in v. 23) on behalf of the Jews living there. The town is not mentioned in the New Testament.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arvad
Arvad (אַרְוָד‎, arwad). A Phoenician island city off the coast of Syria about 31 miles north of Tripolis. Arvad’s inhabitants are mentioned in the Bible as a tribe of Canaanites (Gen 10:18; 1 Chr 1:16). Ezekiel 27:8–11 refers to its sailors and soldiers, saying they were in the service of Tyre. Arvad
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aradus (Place)
ARADUS (PLACE) [Gk Arados (Ἀραδος)]. An island and a city 3 km off the Phoenician (modern Lebanese) coast, 3 miles N of Beirut (1 Macc 15:23). Strabo (16.2.13–17) records that the inhabitants were descendants of exiles from Sidon, which would agree with the biblical references to the corresponding Hebrew
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aradus
Aradus arʹə-dəs [GK. Arados]. The Greek name for a Phoenician island-fortress (Ruad) and its homonymous city (1 Macc. 15:23). Named Arvad in the OT, it is located off the Syrian coast above Tripoli, opposite Tartus (Antarados). See Arvad.A. H. Lewis
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aradus
ARADUS Greek name for the Phoenician city of Arvad. Aradus was one of the cities receiving a “letter of recommendation” for the Jews written by the Roman consul Lucius (1 Macc 15:16–23).See also Arvad, Arvadite.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARADUS
ARADUS<ar’-a-dus> ([ Ά̓ραδος, Arados], 1 Macc 15:23): Greek name of the Old Testament ARVAD (which see), a city on the coast of Phoenicia.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aradus
Aradus air′uh-duhs (Ἄραδος). The Greek name of the OT city of Arvad on the coast of Phoenicia (1 Macc. 15:23).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Aradus
ARADUS, arʹa-dus (Ἄραδος, Árados, 1 Macc 15:23): Gr name of the OT Arvad (q.v.), a city on the coast of Phoenicia.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARADUS
ARADUS air´uh-duhs [Ἄραδος Arados]. Island city of North Phoenicia, to whose people the Roman Consul Lucius wrote assuring them of the Jews’ allegiance (1 Macc 15:23). See ARVAD.