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Father of Shelah (Gen 10:22, 24; 1 Chr 1:17–18) who is included in the genealogical line of Abraham (Gen 11:10–13) and Jesus (Luke 3:35–36).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARPACHSHAD (PERSON) [Heb ʾarpaḥšad (אַרְפַּחְשַׁד)]. 1. A son of Shem and the father of Shelah in the MT (Gen 10:22, 24). In the LXX and in the NT (Luke 3:36; cf. also Jubilees 8:1), Cainan is inserted in the genealogy between Arpachshad and Shelah. In the MT, the lifespan of Arpachshad is given as
ARPHAXAD (PERSON) [Gk Arphaxad (Ἀρφαξαδ)]. 1. Ruler over the Medes (Jdt 1:1). He rebuilt the wall of Ecbatana, and was defeated by Nebuchadnezzar in the mountains of Rages.However, according to our historical sources, no Persian or Median king by the name of Arphaxad ever existed. Therefore, the character
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arpachshad är-pakʹshad [Heb. ˊarpaḵšaḏ; Gk. Arphaxad]; ARPHAXAD, är-fakˊsad (NT, Apoc., and AV, NEB).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ARPHAXAD Shem’s son and Noah’s grandson, born two years after the Flood. Arphaxad’s descendants were probably the Chaldeans (Gn 10:22–24; 11:10–13; 1 Chr 1:17–18, 24; Lk 3:36). Arphaxad was born two years after the Flood when his father was one hundred years old (Gn 11:10) and was the grandfather of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arpachshad (ahr-pak´shad), the son of Shem born after the flood, grandfather of Eber, in the line of Abraham (Gen. 10:22–24; 11:10–13; 1 Chron. 1:17–18, 24). He is called Arphaxad in Luke 3:36.The name is probably geographic in origin, referring to a place in Mesopotamia, though the exact reference is
Artaxerxes (ahr´tuh-zuhrk´seez; Heb. Ar-takh-shast), the name of four known Achaemenid (Persian) kings: Artaxerxes I (Longimanus), 465–424 bce; Artaxerxes II (Arsakes), 405/4–359/8; Artaxerxes III (Ochos), 359/8–338/7; Artaxerxes IV (Arses), 338/7–336. Identifications of these kings in the biblical text
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ARPHAXAD. Listed in Gen 10:22, 24 as a son of Shem, born two years after the Flood (Gen 11:10) and living to the age of 438 years (Gen 11:13). The name may refer not only to an individual but to a tribe of people descended from Shem. The name Arrapachitis (Ptol. vi. 1–2), a region between lakes Van and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ARPACHSHAD, ARPHAXAD (Heb. ’arpaḵšaḏ lxx and NT Arphaxad. A son of Shem (Gn. 10:22; 1 Ch. 1:17, 24), who was born 2 years after the Flood (Gn. 11:10). The MT states that he was the father of Shelah, who was born when he was 35 years old (Gn. 10:24; 11:12; 1 Ch. 1:18, 24; lxx and Samaritan Pentateuch
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ARPHAXAD Also Arpachshad. One of the sons of Shem and a grandson of Noah appearing in the Table of Nations in Genesis (Gen 10:22, as Arpachshad; also Gen 11:10–13; 1 Chr 1:17–18). His name also appears in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:36). In Judith (1:1–6), an Arphaxad is named as an otherwise unknown
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