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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Avva
Avva (עַוָּא‎, awwa'). A town whose inhabitants were deported by the Assyrians and resettled in Samaria (2 Kgs 17:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Avva (Place)
AVVA (PLACE) [Heb ʿawwāʾ (עַוָּא‎)]. AVVITES. A town whose residents were deported by the Assyrians and resettled in Samaria sometime after 721 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:24). A number of mss spell the name ʿawwâ (final he). Simons (GTTOT, 111) proposed identifying Avva with ʿAvvah/ʿIvvah in Syria (modern Tell
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Avva
Avva. District in Syria (the same as Ivvah in 2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13) conquered by Sargon of Assyria in the 8th century bc. After the deportation of the Israelites from Samaria in 722 bc, Shalmaneser, the Assyrian king, sent inhabitants from Avva and other districts to occupy the cities of Samaria (2 Kgs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Avva
Avva aʹvə [Heb. ‘awwā] (2 K. 17:24); AV AVA. A province whose people Shalmaneser king of Assyria relocated to cities of Samaria, replacing the Israelites whom he took into exile. See Ivvah.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Avva
AVVA District in Syria (the same as Ivvah in 2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13) conquered by Sargon of Assyria in the eighth century bc. After the deportation of the Israelites from Samaria in 722 bc, Shalmaneser, the Assyrian king, sent inhabitants from Avva and other districts to occupy the cities of Samaria (2 Kgs
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ava
AVA. A city from which colonists were sent to Samaria to replace the Israelites removed by the conquest of the Assyrians in 722 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:24). The Avites made idols which were called Nibhaz and Tartak (2 Kgs 17:31), perhaps deliberate Jewish corruptions of the names of Syrian deities. Ava may be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Avva
Avva (Heb. ʿawwā)A city in Assyria or Syria, possibly the same as Ivvah, from which Shalmaneser V took colonists, resettling them in the cities of Samaria whose Israelite inhabitants he had deported to Assyria (2 Kgs. 17:24; 722 b.c.e.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Avva
Avva [ăvˊə] (Heb. ˓awwā). A city in Assyria or Syria, possibly the same as Ivvah, from which Shalmaneser V (722 B.C.) took colonists, resettling them in the cities of Samaria whose Israelite inhabitants he had deported to Assyria (2 Kgs. 17:24; KJV “Ava”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Avva
AVVA A city in Assyria or Syria (the location is not certain) from which colonists came to Samaria after the Israelite inhabitants were taken away. They were forcibly resettled by the king of Assyria, Sargon II (2 Kgs 17:24).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ava
A´va (ruin), a place in the empire of Assyria, apparently the same as Ivan. 2 Kings 17:24.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Avva
AV´VA (avʹva, 2 Kings 17:24; “Ava,” KJV), or Ivʹvah (Ivʹvah, 2 Kings 18:34; 19:13; “Ivah,” KJV). Identified with Tell Kafr ‘Ayah on the Orontes SW of Homs.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ava
Avaa place in Assyria from which colonies were brought to Samaria (2 Kings 17:24). It is probably the same with Ivah (18:34; 19:13; Isa. 37:13). It has been identified with Hit on the Euphrates.
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