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Carchemish
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Hittite KAR-ga/qa-miš; Hebrew כַּרְכְּמִישׁ‎, karkemish; Ugaritic grgmš). A city in ancient north-central Syria that was at the confluence of several regional powers during the Late Bronze and Iron ages. Carchemish is located near the present-day border between Syria and Turkey at the crossing of the river Euphrates.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Carchemish
Carchemish (Hittite KAR-ga/qa-miš; Hebrew כַּרְכְּמִישׁ‎, karkemish; Ugaritic grgmš). A city in ancient north-central Syria that was at the confluence of several regional powers during the Late Bronze and Iron ages. Carchemish is located near the present-day border between Syria and Turkey at the crossing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Carchemish
Carchemish. Ancient city commanding an important ford on the west bank of the upper Euphrates River, about 65 miles northeast of Aleppo. Today part of the ruin is located in Turkey and part in Syria. The word is also written “Charchemish” (2 Chr 35:20 kjv). The meaning of the name is uncertain, although
Charchemish
Charchemish. kjv spelling of the city Carchemish in 2 Chronicles 35:20.See Carchemish.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Carchemish
Carchemish kär̀kəmish [Heb. karkemîš; Akk. usually karkamiš, gargamiš, but in Neo-Babylonian Chronicle galgameš; Gk. Charcham (e)is, Charmeis]. An important Syro-Hittite city on the right bank of the upper Euphrates River about 63 mi (100 km) NE of Aleppo. George Smith correctly identified as
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Carchemish
CARCHEMISH Ancient city commanding an important ford on the west bank of the upper Euphrates River, about 65 miles (104.6 kilometers) northeast of Aleppo. Today part of the ruin is located in Turkey and part in Syria. The word is also written “Charchemish” (2 Chr 35:20, kjv). The meaning of the name
Charchemish
CHARCHEMISH* kjv spelling of the city Carchemish in 2 Chronicles 35:20. See Carchemish.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Carchemish
Carchemish (kahr´kuh-mish), a city on the Euphrates River in northern Syria, about sixty miles northeast of Aleppo. In the eighteenth century bce, Carchemish was an ally of Shamshi-adad I against Yahdunlim of Mari. In the sixteenth century bce, Egypt extended its influence into southwestern Asia: Pharaoh
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Carchemish
CARCHEMISH. Also spelled Charchemish in 2 Chr 35:20 (cf. Jer 46:2).A Syro-Hittite bas relief from Carchemiah. Hittite Museum, AnkaraA city on the upper Euphrates mentioned in ancient records from the beginning of the 2nd mil. b.c. as Karkamis in Babylonian documents, as Kargamish and Gargamish in
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Carchemish
CARCHEMISH. A city (mod. Jerablus) which guarded the main ford across the river Euphrates c. 100 km NE of Aleppo. It is first mentioned in a text of the 18th century bc as an independent trade-centre (Mari, Alalah̬). As a Syrian city-state it had treaties with Ugarit and other states (Mitanni) during
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Carchemish
Carchemish (Heb. karkĕmɩ̂š)A city in Syria located near the border of Turkey, ca. 100 km. (62 mi.) N of Aleppo. The city is well attested in the OT and Eblaite, Akkadian, Ugaritic, and Egyptian texts. Early digs by the British Museum in 1879 and 1911–1920 reveal a number of artifacts and a bit of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Carchemish
Carchemish [kärˊkə mĭsh] (Heb. karkemîš “city of Chemosh”).† An important Syro-Hittite city in northwest Mesopotamia. The site has been identified as a large mound near modern Jerablus, approximately 100 km. (63 mi.) northeast of Aleppo. Strategically situated near the primary ford of the
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Carchemish
CARCHEMISH An important Hittite city on the right bank of the Euphrates in northern Syria, identified with Jarablus. It is mentioned among the cities conquered by Tuthmosis III. In the days of Rameses II it took part in the battle of Kedesh-on-the-Orontes. Tiglath-Pileser I devastated the city and was
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Carchemish
CARCHEMISH A major city in the Hittite Empire that was later (ca. 717 b.c.) conquered by Sargon and the Assyrians (cf. Isa 10:9). The city was the site of a titanic battle between the armies of Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and Pharaoh Neco II of Egypt in 605 b.c. (2 Chr 35:20).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Carchemish
Car´chemish (fortress of Chemosh) occupied nearly the site of the later Mabug or Hierapolis. It seems to have commanded the ordinary passage of the Euphrates at Bir or Birekjik. Carchemish appears to have been taken by Pharaoh Necho shortly after the battle of Megiddo (cir. b.c. 608), and retaken by
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