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Charax
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Charax
Charax (Χαραξ, Charax). A town where Jews known as Toubiani found refuge, according to the narrative of 2 Maccabees (2 Macc 12:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Charax (Place)
CHARAX (PLACE) [Gk Charax (Χαραξ)]. Ostensibly a town or city located in Gilead. The name appears only in 2 Macc 12:17 as a place where Jews known as Toubiani lived or had sought refuge, whom Judas Maccabeus subsequently transported to Judah for their safety during the early years of the Maccabean revolt
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Charax
Charax kâr̀ax [Gk. Charax]; AV CHARACA. A place mentioned only in 2 Macc. 12:17. Situated E of the Jordan, it belonged to the Auranitis, a district in Syria NE of Gilead, which included Jebel Haurân itself and the strip of territory running W toward Batanea, between the Trachonitis and Arabia. This
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Charax
CHARAX Place, possibly in the land of Tob, through which Judas Maccabeus and his army passed in the pursuit of their Syrian enemies (2 Macc 12:17–19).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHARAX; CHARACA
CHARAX; CHARACA<kar’-ax>, <kar’-a-ka>; ([εἰς τὸν Χάρακα, eis ton Charaka]; the King James Version [Χάραξ, Charax]): A place mentioned only in 2 Macc 12:17. It lay East of the Jordan and is said to be 750 stadia from Caspis, and to be inhabited by Jews called Tubieni, that is, of Tobie (Tob) in
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Charax
Charax kair′aks (Χάραξ, “stake, barricade”). A town, probably in Gilead, that was home to a group of Jews known as Toubiani (2 Macc. 12:7). Some scholars identify it with modern el-Kerak, about 16 mi. NW of Bostra (Bozrah #3), but J. A. Goldstein (II Maccabees, AB 41A [1983], 439–40) believes that the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Charax
CHARAX, kār′ax (εἰς τὸν Χάρακα, eis tón Cháraka; AV Characa, kar′a-ka; Χάραξ, Chárax): A place mentioned only in 2 Macc 12:17. It lay E. of the Jordan and is said to be 750 stadia from Caspis, and to be inhabited by Jews called Tubieni, that is, of Tobie (Tob) in Gilead (1 Macc 5:9, 13; 2 Macc 12:17).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
CHARAX
CHARAX kair´aks [τὸν Χάρακα ton Charaka]. Town, east of the Jordan, where the Jews called the Toubiani lived (2 Macc 12:17). See TOB.