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Argob (Person)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A coconspirator with or a victim of Pekah in the assassination of Pekahiah, king of Israel (2 Kgs 15:25). The Hebrew text is uncertain, and Argob (along with Arieh) could be a place name that belongs in 2 Kgs 15:29 but was accidentally inserted in 2 Kgs 15:25 instead when the scribe’s eyes skipped between mentions of Gilead.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Argob
Argob, Person (אַרְגֹּב‎, argov). A coconspirator with or a victim of Pekah in the assassination of Pekahiah, king of Israel (2 Kgs 15:25). The Hebrew text is uncertain, and Argob (along with Arieh) could be a place name that belongs in 2 Kgs 15:29 but was accidentally inserted in 2 Kgs 15:25 instead
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Argob and Arieh (Persons)
ARGOB AND ARIEH (PERSONS) [Heb ʾargōb (אַרְגֹּב) and ʾaryēh (אַרְיֵה)]. Possibly two coconspirators with Pekah or victims along with the king, Pekahiah, of Pekah’s conspiracy (2 Kgs 15:25), but more likely place names. The MT includes these two names in a grammatically difficult sentence, but they
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Argob (Person)
Argob (Person). Individual supposedly killed with King Pekahiah of Israel in Pekah’s revolt (2 Kgs 15:25 kjv, niv). The early church father Jerome thought the name Argob (along with Arieh) referred to a place. Today some scholars think that Argob and Arieh may have been accidentally misplaced from a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Argob and Arieh
Argob and Arieh ärʹgob, ârʹē-ə [Heb. ’argōḇ—‘mound,’ hā’aryēh]. Names occurring in 2 K. 15:25, AV, following the MT, but removed to the margin by the RSV and NEB. The RSV mg suggests they may belong with v 29. They could also be conspirators with Pekah or officers of Pekahiah who were slain with
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Argob (Person)
ARGOB (Person) Individual supposedly killed with King Pekahiah of Israel in Pekah’s revolt (2 Kgs 15:25). The early church father Jerome thought the name Argob (along with Arieh) referred to a place. Today some scholars think that Argob and Arieh may have been accidentally misplaced from a list of place
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Argob
ARGOB1. The southern part of Bashan in northern Transjordan, extending on the S to the Yarmuk River and on the W to Geshur and Maachah (Deut 3:4–5, 13–14). It included the 60 fortified cities which comprised the northern portion of the kingdom of Og. It should be distinguished from northern Gilead;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Argob
Argob (Heb. ʾargōḇ) (PERSON)A person connected with the slaying of Pekahiah (2 Kgs. 15:25 NRSV); omitted in some translations. Some scholars regard Argob and Arieh as place names (cf. 2 Kgs. 15:29).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Argob (Person)
ARGOB [ärˊ gŏb] (Heb. ˒argōḇ) (PERSON). According to the KJV, a person connected with the slaying of Pekahiah (2 Kgs. 15:25). see Arieh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Argob
Ar´gob, perhaps a Gileadite officer who was governor of Argob. He was either an accomplice of Pekah in the murder of Pekahiah or was slain by Pekah. 2 Kings 15:25.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Argob
AR´GOB (arʹgob).1. Either an accomplice of Pekah in the murder of Pekahiah, or, with Arieh, a prince of Pekahiah, whose influence Pekah feared and whom he therefore slew with the king (2 Kings 15:25), 759 b.c.2. An elevated district or tableland in Bashan, an island in form, some twenty by thirty miles
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Argob
ArgobArgob (ahrʹguhb; Heb., ‘a mound [clod] of earth’ or possibly ‘an area of hills’). 1 A specified region east of the Jordan, either an area within Bashan or simply another name for it. Its precise location is not known. It was identified as the kingdom of Og containing sixty cities and captured
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Argob
ARGOB [AR gob] — the name of a place and a man in the Old Testament:1. A district in the kingdom of Og, in northern Transjordan. It was either a part of Bashan or was a word for the region of Bashan itself.2. A man mentioned in connection with the murder of Pekahiah (2 Kin. 15:25).
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