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Arvad
A Phoenician city built on an island off the coast of Syria.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Arvad (Person)
ARVAD (PERSON) [Heb ʾarwād (אַרְוָד)]. ARVADITES. One of the “offspring” of Canaan (Gen 10:18), who supplied rowers and guards for Tyre (Ezek 27:8, 11). Arvad is named in the list of places to which the Roman consul sent his proclamation of alliance with Simon (1 Macc 15:23, if the textual rearrangement
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Arvad, Arvadite
Arvad, Arvadite. Small fortified island about 2 miles off the coast of Syria (ancient Phoenicia) and 30 miles north of Tripolis. Arvad developed a large trading and fighting fleet, and the fame of its sailors was referred to in a description of the naval power of Tyre (Ez 27:8, 11). Egyptian records
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Arvad
Arvad ärʹvad [Heb. ’arwaḏ; Gk. Arados] (Ezk. 27:8, 11); ARVADITE [Heb. hāˊarwāḏî (Gen. 10:18; 1 Ch. 1:16). One of the four major cities of Phoenicia.Arvad, modern Erwâd, is located on an island 21/2 mi (4 km) from the coast and about 30 mi (50 km) N of Tripoli. This island has a low, flat, rocky
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Arvad, Arvadite
ARVAD, ARVADITE Small fortified island about 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) off the coast of Syria (ancient Phoenicia) and 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Tripolis. Arvad developed a large trading and fighting fleet, and the fame of its sailors was referred to in a description of the naval power of Tyre
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Arvad
Arvad (ahr´vad), a north Phoenician island city located 2 miles from shore about 125 miles north of Tyre, known today as Ruad. Its inhabitants are listed among the pre-Israelite descendants of Canaan (Gen. 10:18) and are mentioned in Ezek. 27:8, 11 as having served under Tyre.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Arvad
ARVAD, ARVADITE. A port city of northern Phoenicia, located on the island of Ruad, which lies c. two miles off the mainland and c. 30 miles N of Tripolis. The city is mentioned first in the Amarna letters (14 cen. b.c.) as Arwada, in Assyrian records as Armada, Aruda, Aruadi, etc., in classical writings
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Arvad
ARVAD. Ezk. 27:8, 11; 1 Macc. 15:23 (Aradus) and its inhabitants, the Arvadites, Gn. 10:18; 1 Ch. 1:16. Modern Ruād, a small island 3 km off the coast of Syria (anciently Phoenicia) and about 80 km N of Byblos. The most N of the four great Phoenician cities, it paid tribute to some Assyrian kings, who
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Arvad
Arvad (Heb. ʾarwaḏ; Gk. Arados)The northernmost of the Phoenician city-states, occupying a small island (modern Ruad; 229473) just off the Syrian coast ca. 85 km. (53 mi.) S of Ugarit. In the Table of Nations its inhabitants are included among the Canaanites (Gen. 10:18; 1 Chr. 1:16). The Amarna Letters
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Arvad
Arvad [ärˊvăd] (Heb. ˒arwaḏ; Gk. Arados). A city in northern Syria whose inhabitants were employed as rowers on Tyrian ships or as mercenaries near Tyre before its fall (Ezek. 27:8, 11). At 1 Macc. 15:23 Aradus (its Greek name) is listed as one of the cities to which the consul Lucius sent a
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Arvad; Arvadites
ARVAD; ARVADITES A Phoenician city built on an island some 2 miles from the coast, between Tripoli and Lattakiyeh. The name Arvad occurs in the table of nations (Gen. 10:18). Ezekiel refers to it as the place to which the Tyrian ‘mariners’ and ‘army’ came (Ezek. 27:8, 11). In the inscriptions of the
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Arvad
ARVAD ארודI. The city of Arvad (modern Ruad) is the most northern of Phoenician cities, situated on an island two miles off-shore. Less illustrious than Tyre and Sidon, Arvad and its inhabitants are mentioned only a few times in the Bible (Gen 10:18//1 Chr 1:16; Ezek 27:8, 11). It has been said that
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Arvad
ARVAD A Phoenician city occupying a small island just off the Syrian coast, north of Beirut, identified with modern Ruad. According to the Table of Nations, the people of Arvad were considered Canaanites (Gen 10:18; 1 Chr 1:16). Arvad was known as a commercial center, and its people were reputed to be
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