Arphaxad (ruler of Medes)
Ruler of the Medes who rebuilt the wall of Ecbatana.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arphaxad (Person)
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
Arphaxad. kjv form of Arpachshad in Genesis 10:22, 24; 11:10–13 and 1 Chronicles 1:17, 18, 24. Also Luke 3:36 in rsv.See Arpachshad.
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)
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
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
Arphaxad (Gk. Arphaxád)1. An unknown king of the Medes who was killed by Nebuchadnezzar (Jdt. 1:1–15).2. An ancestor of Jesus in Luke’s genealogy (Luke 3:36).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arphaxad [är făkˊsăd] (Gk. Arphaxad).† An unknown king of the Medes who was killed by Nebuchadnezzar (Jdt. 1:1–15). see Arpachshad.
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Arphax´ad (stronghold of the Chaldees).1. The son of Shem and ancestor of Eber. Gen. 10:22, 24; 11:10.2. Arphaxad, a king “who reigned over the Medes in Ecbatana,” Judith 1:1–4; perhaps the same as Phraortes, who fell in a battle with the Assyrians, 633 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Arphaxadson of Shem, born the year after the Deluge. He died at the age of 438 years (Gen. 11:10–13; 1 Chr. 1:17, 18; Luke 3:36). He dwelt in Mesopotamia, and became, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Chaldeans. The tendency is to recognize in the word the name of the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ARPHAXAD [ar FAK sad] — a son of Shem (Gen. 10:22) and the father of Salah. Arphaxad was the first patriarch born after the Flood, and he lived for 438 years. He was an ancestor of Jesus (Luke 3:36).
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