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Arba
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arba
Arba (אַרַבַּע‎, arabba'). The father of Anak; described as “the greatest man among the Anakim” (Josh 14:15; 15:13). He was the reputed founder of the city Kiriath-Arba on the site where Hebron was later built (Josh 21:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arba (Person)
ARBA (PERSON) [Heb ʾarbaʿ (אַרְבַּע)]. Presented alternately as the greatest of the Anakim (Josh 14:15) and as the father of Anak (Josh 15:13; 21:11). It is unlikely, however, that Arba, which means four, is a personal name. The LXX treats Arba as the name of the principal city of the Anakim and not
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arba
Arba. Ancestor of the giant Anakim and a great hero among them (Jos 15:13; 21:11). Arba was the founder of Kiriath-arba (city of Arba), later known as Hebron (Jos 14:15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arba
Arba ärʹbə [Heb. ’arba‘—‘four’] (Josh. 14:15; 15:13; 21:11). An important inhabitant of Kiriath-arba (Hebron) in the time of Joshua, and the ancestor of the gigantic Anakim. While the MT regarded Arba as a personal name, the LXX suggests that it was a shortened form of Kiriatharba, making that city,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arba
ARBA Ancestor of the giant Anakim and a great hero among them (Jos 15:13; 21:11). Arba was the founder of Kiriath-arba (city of Arba), later known as Hebron (Jos 14:15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arba
ARBA. A leader of the Anakim and founder of the city of Hebron (Josh 14:15), whose original name, Kiriath-arba, means the “city of Arba” (also Josh 15:13; 21:11).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arba
Arba (Heb. ʾarbaʿ)The father of Anak (Josh. 15:13; 21:11), regarded as the greatest of the Anakim (14:15).See Kiriath-arba.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arba
Arba [ärˊbə] (Heb. ˒arba˓ “four”). The father of Anak (Josh. 15:13; 21:11) and regarded as the greatest of the Anakim (14:15). See Kiriath-Arba.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arba
ARBA The father of Anak (Josh 15:13; 21:11). He was considered the greatest of the Anakim (Josh 14:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arba
Ar´ba (city of the four), the progenitor of the Anakim, or sons of Anak, from whom their chief city, Hebron, received its name of Kirjath-Arba. Josh. 14:15; 15:13; 21:11.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Arba
AR´BA (arʹba; “four”). A giant, father of Anak. From him Hebron derived its early name of Kiriath-arba, i.e., “city of Arba” (Gen. 35:27; Josh. 14:15; 15:13; 21:11).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Arba
Arbafour, a giant, father of Anak. From him the city of Hebron derived its name of Kirjath-arba, i.e., the city of Araba (Josh. 14:15; 15:13; 21:11; Gen. 13:18; 23:2). (See HEBRON.)