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City of Destruction
Heres • Ir Ha-Heres • Ir-Hahares • Irha-Heres • Irhaheres
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
City of Destruction
City of Destruction. kjv translation in Isaiah 19:18 (rsv, City of the Sun), generally understood as a reference to the Egyptian city Heliopolis.See Heliopolis.
Destruction, City of
Destruction, City of. Phrase in Isaiah 19:18 (kjv), generally taken as a reference to Heliopolis.See Heliopolis.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
City of Destruction
CITY OF DESTRUCTION* kjv translation in Isaiah 19:18 (nlt “City of the Sun”), generally understood as a reference to the Egyptian city Heliopolis.See also Heliopolis.
Destruction, City of
DESTRUCTION*, CITY OF Phrase in Isaiah 19:18 (kjv), generally taken as a reference to Heliopolis. See Heliopolis.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Destruction, City of
DESTRUCTION, CITY OF. In Isa 19:18, by employing the phrase ˓ı̂r haheres, “the City of Destruction” (NASB), the prophet seems to be making a deliberate punning allusion to ˓ı̂r harḥeres, “the City of the Sun,” a designation for the Egyptian city of On (q.v.), which the Greeks called Heliopolis. On the
Irhaheres
IRHAHERES. A term which appears only in the Heb. text of (Isa 19:18), where it is stated that one of a certain five Egyptian cities will be called by this name or title. Though various interpretations may be found, the name usually is taken as a play on words relating to the city of Heliopolis (biblical
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
City of Destruction
CITY OF DESTRUCTION; (˓ı̂r haheres; “city of destruction”; “Ir-hahares,” KJV). This place is mentioned only in Isa. 19:18. Various explanations are given as to the meaning of the word the NASB and NIV render “City of Destruction”:1. “The city of the sun,” a translation of the Egyptian sacred name of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Destruction, City of
Destruction, City of(Isa. 19:18; Heb. Ir-ha-Heres, “city of overthrow,” because of the evidence it would present of the overthrow of heathenism), the ideal title of On or Heliopolis (q.v.).
Irha-Heres
Irha-Heresaccording to some MSS., meaning “city of destruction.” Other MSS. read ʾIrhahares; rendered “city of the sun”, Isa. 19:18, where alone the word occurs. This name may probably refer to Heliopolis. The prophecy here points to a time when the Jews would so increase in number there as that the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ir Ha-Heres
IR HA-HERES [UR hah HE rez] (city of destruction) — a term appearing in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 19:18, which stated that one of the five Egyptian cities will be called the City of Destruction (NKJV, KJV, NIV, NASB). Some English translations assume that the original Hebrew text intended City of the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CITY OF DESTRUCTION
CITY OF DESTRUCTION<de-struk’-shun> עִיר הַהֶרֶס‎ [̀ir ha-herec]; Septuagint [Βασεδέκ, Base-dek]): In his prediction of the future return of Egypt to Yahweh, Isaiah declares, “In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Yahweh of hosts;
HERES
HERES<he’-rez>, <he’-res>:1. [הַר־חֶרֶס‎, har-cherec], “Mount Heres” (Jdg 1:34 f), a district from which the Amorites were not expelled; it is mentioned along with Aijalon and Shallbim. In Josh 19:41 f we have then two towns in association with Ir-shemesh and many authorities consider that as
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
City of Destruction
City of Destruction (The). This world, or rather, the world of the unconverted. Bunyan makes Christian flee from the “City of Destruction” and journey to the “Celestial City,” by which he allegorises the “walk of a Christian” from conversion to death.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Destruction, City of
Destruction, City of. The future name of one of five cities in Egypt that, according to Isaiah’s prophecy, will in the last day “speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty” (Isa. 19:18). The Hebrew word for “Destruction” used here, heres H2239, is thought by many to be a scribal
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
City of Destruction
CITY OF DESTRUCTION, dē̇-strukʹshun (עִיר הַהֶרֶס‎, ‛īr ha-hereṣ; LXX Βασεδέκ, Basedék): In his prediction of the future return of Egypt to Jeh, Isaiah declares, “In that day there shall be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan, and swear to Jeh of hosts; one shall be
Heres
HERES, hēʹrēz, hēʹres:(1) הַר־חֶרֶס‎, har-ḥereṣ, “Mount Heres” (Jgs 1:34 f), a district from which the Amorites were not expelled; it is mentioned along with Aijalon and Shallbim. In Josh 19:41 f we have then two towns in association with Ir-shemesh and many authorities consider that as ḥeres ̣=
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