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Arkites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arkites
Arkites (עַרְקִי‎, arqiy). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arkite (Person)
ARKITE (PERSON) [Heb ʿarqı̂ (עַרְקִי)]. One of the offspring of Canaan (Gen 10:17). The 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
Arkite
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.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arkite
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
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
Arkites
ARKITES. A tribe descended from Canaan (Gen 10:17; 1 Chr 1:15). The present site, Tell >Arqah, is located in Syria along the coast N of Tripoli. The city is mentioned in several Egyptian records from the 19th to the 14th cen. b.c., as well as by Tiglath-pileser III of Assyria (ANET, p. 283).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arkite
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
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
Arkite
Arkite [ärˊkīt] (Heb. ˓arqî). An inhabitant of the town of Arqat, modern Tell ˓Arqah, approximately 18 km. (11 mi.) north 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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arkite the
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
Arkite
ARK´ITE (arkʹīt). Of Gen. 10:17; 1 Chron. 1:15, represents the inhabitants of present-day Tell Arka, some eighty miles N of Sidon at the foot of Lebanon. Arkantu, mentioned by the great Egyptian conqueror Thutmose III (fifteenth century b.c.) is evidently the same place. It was called Irkata in the
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Arkite
Arkite(Gen. 10:17; 1 Chr. 1:15), a designation of certain descendants from the Phoenicians or Sidonians, the inhabitants of Arka, 12 miles north of Tripoli, opposite the northern extremity of Lebanon.
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