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A region to which Israelites were deported, according to the book of 2 Esdras (2 Esdras 13:45). The place name is otherwise unattested.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ARZARETH (PLACE) [Lat Arzareth; Arsareth]. A land to which the 10 tribes of Israel were deported; to reach this region required a journey of a year and a half from the Euphrates river (2 Esdr 13:45). No place by this name is attested. To understand this reference, one must appreciate that the original
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ARZARETH<ar’-za-reth>, <ar’-sareth> (the King James Version, Arsareth): This is the land to which the ten tribes were deported (2 Esdras 13:45). It is described as “another land” lying a year and a half’s journey beyond the river, i.e. the Euphrates. It probably answers to the Hebrew אֶרֶץ אַחֶרֶת
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Arzareth ahr′zuh-reth (Lat. Arzareth or Arzar, et). KJV Arsareth. A region beyond the Euphrates River to which the Assyrians supposedly took the ten tribes after the destruction of the northern kingdom, and from which it was expected that they would return in the last days (2 Esd. 13:45). This name (the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
ARZARETH, ärʹza-reth (AV Arsareth, ärʹsa-reth): This is the land to which the ten tribes were deported (2 Esd 13:45). It is described as “another land” lying a year and a half’s journey beyond the river, i.e. the Euphrates. It probably answers to the Heb אֶרֶץ אַחֶרֶת, ’ereç ’ahereth (Dt 29:28). In
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ARZARETH ahr´zuh-reth. The ten tribes of Israel were allegedly deported to Arzareth, a land far beyond the Euphrates River from which they would return in the last days (2 Esd 13:45–46). No such location is known. The name may represent a Latin corruption of ʾerets ʾakhereth (trExe)a CrE) e, “another