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Ararat
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The translation in the King James Version of the Hebrew word אֲרָרַט‎ (ararat) in 2 Kgs 19:37 and Isa 37:38. The Hebrew place name in question is usually represented in English as Ararat; Ararat was probably the same as Urartu.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Armenia
Armenia The translation in the King James Version of the Hebrew word אֲרָרַט‎ (ararat) in 2 Kgs 19:37 and Isa 37:38. The Hebrew place name in question is usually represented in English as Ararat; Ararat was probably the same as Urartu.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ararat (Place)
ARARAT (PLACE) [Heb ʾărārāṭ (אֲרָרָט)]. A country located in eastern Asia Minor which flourished from the 9th to the 6th centuries b.c.e. Its center was near Lake Van and its boundaries (uncertain at times and places) extended into modern Iran, Iraq, Russia, and Turkey. A conservative estimate of
Armenia (Place)
ARMENIA (PLACE). A country constituting a series of plateaus joining Asia Minor to Iran. Great variation in altitude, terrain, climate, and plant life lead to strong regional disparities. Some mountains rear up to 17,000 feet, as does Ararat; they and their flanks impede travel. The prevailing E-W direction
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ararat
Ararat. Name of a craggy, rugged range of mountains corresponding to what was, until Russian and Turkish takeover, the independent kingdom of Armenia (kjv in 2 Kgs 19:37; Is 37:38). Ararat lies just south of the Black Sea and between it and the Caspian Sea. The region overlaps extreme eastern Turkey,
Armenia
Armenia. kjv translation of Ararat in 2 Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38, mentioned as the place where Sennacherib’s two sons fled after murdering their father.See Ararat.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ararat
Ararat arʹə-rat [Heb. erārāṭ]; AV also ARMENIA (2 K. 19:37 par Isa. 37:38); AV Apoc. ARARATH (Tob. 1:21). A country in the region of Lake Van in Armenia, where today the borders of Russia, Iran, and Turkey converge. It was inhabited by the people known to us from Assyrian inscriptions as Urartu.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ararat
ARARAT Name of a craggy, rugged range of mountains in Armenia (2 Kgs 19:37; Is 37:38). Ararat lies just south of the Black Sea and between it and the Caspian Sea. The region overlaps extreme eastern Turkey, the southern Caucasus of Georgian Russia, and the northern tip of Iran. The mountains of Ararat
Armenia
ARMENIA* kjv translation of Ararat in 2 Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38, mentioned as the place where Sennacherib’s two sons fled after murdering their father. See Ararat.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ararat
Ararat (air´uh-rat), the biblical name (Assyrian Urartu) for the region around Lake Van (southeast Turkey, extending into northwest Iran) and the people and state established there from the ninth through the early sixth centuries bce. Best known from Assyrian records, Urartu constantly hindered Assyria’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ararat
ARARAT. A high plateau on the far E border of Turkey, N of biblical Haran and SE of the Black Sea. The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers are formed by the confluence of streams which spring up in this region. Gen 8:4 records that Noah’s ark rested “upon the mountains of Ararat” after the Flood. This does not
Armenia
ARMENIA. The KJV translation of Ararat (q.v.), following the LXX in 2 Kgs 19:37; Isa 37:38. A later name for Ararat, it first occurs as Armina in the inscriptions of Darius I at Behistun. The Assyrians had used Urartu.Armenia centered about Lake Van and the Araxes Valley. Traditionally Mount Ararat
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ararat
Ararat (Heb. ʾărārāṭ)Biblical name for a country (Assyrian Urartu) in eastern Asia Minor near Lake Van, encompassing parts of Turkey, Armenia, Iran, and Iraq. The territory gained prominence as a major political entity during the 9th century b.c.e. Urartu blocked Assyria’s northern advances, and
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ararat
Ararat [ărˊə răt] (Heb. ˒arārāṭ). A country in the region of Lake Van in Armenia, south of the Araxes river. The name is the Hebrew form of Urartu, a people known from Assyrian cuneiform inscriptions.In the Old Testament the kingdom of Ararat, together with the neighboring kingdoms Minni and
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ararat
ARARAT The name of a mountainous region in Armenia, north of Lake Van. It is referred to in the Assyrian documents as Uruatri, Uratri and Urartu. During the first half of the 8th century bc palaces, temples and elaborate sewage systems were constructed in its important cities, mainly in Tushka, the capital;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ararat
ARARAT A region identified with Urartu in the mountains of Armenia and centered near Lake Van; it also encompassed parts of modern Turkey, Iraq, Iran, and Armenia. It is best known as the place where the ark of Noah came to rest after the Flood (Gen 8:4). The sons of the Assyrian king Sennacherib also