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Arpad
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Arpad
Arpad (אַרְפָּד‎, arpad), A city in northern Syria. It was conquered by the Assyrian king Tiglath-Pileser III in 740 bc, and Sennacherib, a later king of Assyria, boasted of its destruction (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13; 36:19; 37:3). In Isa 10:9, it is likewise mentioned as part of an Assyrian king’s boast. Jer
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arpad (Place)
ARPAD (PLACE) [Heb ʾarpād (אַרְפָּד)]. City in N Syria identified with modern Tell Rifaat (36° 28´ N; 37° 06´ E). Biblical references (2 Kgs 18:34 = Isa 36:19; 2 Kgs 19:13 = Isa 37:13; Isa 10:9; and Jer 49:23) to its conquest by Assyria reflect Arpad’s importance in the 9th and 8th centuries b.c.e.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arpad, Arphad
Arpad, Arphad. City in northern Syria. Arpad was overrun twice by the Assyrians: in 740 bc by Tiglath-pileser III and in 720 bc by Sargon II. The Assyrians used Arpad and Hamath as examples of the inability of any gods, including Israel’s, to protect cities against Assyria’s attacks (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arpad
Arpad ärʹpad [Heb. ˊarpāḏ—‘support’]; AV ARPHAD. A city-state in Syria 25 mi (40 km) NNW of Aleppo, modern Tell Erfâd. In biblical references Arpad is always mentioned with Hamath, and they serve as examples of places destroyed by the Assyrians in the third year of Tiglathpileser III. Rabshakeh mentions
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arpad
ARPAD City in northern Syria. Arpad was overrun twice by the Assyrians: in 740 bc by Tiglath-pileser III and in 720 bc by Sargon II. The Assyrians used Arpad and Hamath as examples of the inability of any gods, including Israel’s, to protect cities against Assyria’s attacks (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13; Is 10:9;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arpad
Arpad (ahr´pad), a city and small state in northern Syria; the site may be Tell Rifaat, or Tell Erfad, twenty-five miles north of Aleppo. It is linked with Hamath in the question, “Where are the gods of Hamath and Arpad?” (2 Kings 18:34; Isa. 36:19). Similarly, Hamath and Arpad are paired with other
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arpad
ARPAD. Twice spelled Arphad (Isa 36:19; 37:13). A N Syrian city-state, spelled ˒Arpad in Heb., ˒rpd in an Aram. inscription, and Arpadda in Akkad. records. The site of Arpad, now Erfâd, lies 30 miles N of Aleppo. The Assyrians under Adad-nirari III despoiled the city first in 806 b.c., and again under
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arpad
ARPAD. Name of city and Aramaean province in N Syria, now Tell Rif‘at, c. 30 km NW of Aleppo, excavated in 1956–64. From c. 1000 bc Arpad (Akkad. Arpaddu, Old Aram. ’rpd, capital of an *Aramaean tribal territory known as Bit Agush, opposed Assyria as an ally of Hamath, Damascus, and in 743 bc Urartu.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arpad
Arpad (Heb. ʾarpāḏ; Akk. arpadda)An Aramaean city (Tell Rifaʿat) ca. 30 km. (18.6 mi.) N of Aleppo in northwestern Syria. Arpad’s territory occupied the steppe between the Orontes and Euphrates rivers. Strategic in its location, it led the north Syrian struggle against the westward advance of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arpad
Arpad [ärˊpăd] (Heb. and Old Aram. ˒arpāḏ “support”; Akk. Arpadda). A city in northern Syria, identified with Tell Rif˓ at, about 30 km. (19 mi.) north of Aleppo.In the Old Testament Arpad is mentioned always in conjunction with Hamath. Once the main city in the region between the Amana
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arpad
ARPAD A town always mentioned with Hamath and located in northern Syria. It is identified with the modern site of Tell-Rifaat about nineteen miles north of Aleppo. The city was ruled by the Syro-Hittites and was besieged and captured several times by the Assyrian kings (Jer 49:23), in particular Sennacherib
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arpad
Ar´pad, or Ar´phad (strong city), Isa. 36:19; 37:13, a city or district in Syria, apparently dependent on Damascus. Jer. 49:23. No trace of its existence has yet been discovered. 2 Kings 18:34; 19:13; Isa. 10:9.
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