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One people group among the descendants of Canaan, son of Ham (Gen 10:17; 1 Chr 1:15). Along with the Sinites, they lived near and north of Sidon, which is modern Lebanon.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARKITE (PERSON) [Heb ʿarqı̂ (עַרְקִי)]. One of the offspring of Canaan (Gen 10:17). The -î suffix suggests that this is a gentilic, reflecting the inhabitants of the coastal Phoenician town of Irqata. The name of this town appears in Egyptian (ʿqty/ʿqtm), Hittite (ir-qà-ta), and Akkadian sources, including
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arkite ärkʹīt [Heb. ‘arqî. An inhabitant of Arqat (Irqata), a town on the Phoenician border about 11 mi (17.5 km) N of Tripoli, Lebanon. The Arkites are mentioned in Gen. 10:17 and 1 Ch. 1:15 as descendants of Canaan. Arqat is mentioned in the Amarna Letters: ¹ir-qatki (62.13), mātir-qa-ta (140.10),
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARKITE Name of a clan descended from Ham’s son Canaan (Gn 10:17; 1 Chr 1:15). The Arkites were probably residents of Arqa, a Phoenician town north of Tripolis in Syria. According to an early inscription, Arqa was captured by the Assyrian Tiglath-pileser III in 738 bc. Possibly another branch of the tribe
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARKITE. Gn. 10:17; 1 Ch. 1:15. A descendant of Ham through Canaan, and the eponymous ancestor of the inhabitants of a Phoenician city, modern Tell ‘Arqa, 20 km NE of Tripolis. The place is mentioned in Egyptian records, including the *Amarna letters, and by Shalmaneser III (853 bc) and Tiglath-pileser
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arkite (Heb. ʿarqɩ̂)An inhabitant of the town of Arqat, modern Tell ʿArqah (250436), ca. 18 km. (11 mi.) N of Tripoli. At Gen. 10:17; 1 Chr. 1:15 the Arkites are mentioned among the descendants of Canaan. In the Amarna Letters the town is called Irqata; in Roman times it was known as Caesarea Libani.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ar´kite, The, from Arka, one of the families of the Canaanites, Gen. 10:17; 1 Chron. 1:15, and from the context evidently located in the north of Phœnicia. The site which now bears the name of ’Arka lies on the coast, 2 to 2½ hours from the shore, about 12 miles north of Tripoli and 5 south of the Nahr
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary