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City of the Sun
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
City of the Sun
City of the Sun (עֵיר הַ הֶרֶס‎, eir ha heres; אָן‎, an; בֵּית שֶׁמֶשׁ‎, beith shemesh; בַּיִת שֶׁמֶשׁ‎, bayith shemesh). Better known as Heliopolis. A city in Egypt, north of modern Cairo. Joseph’s wife, Asenath, was a daughter of a priest of this city (Gen 41:45). Some manuscripts of Isaiah refer to it
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Sun, City of the (Place)
SUN, CITY OF THE (PLACE) [Heb ʿı̂r (עִיר‎) haḥeres (הַחֶרֶס)]. This phrase (only in Isa 19:18) is the translation of a variant reading found in some Heb mss and accepted by most modern translations (including RSV, NAB, NEB, TEV, NJB). However, most copies of the MT read “the city of destruction” (heres).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
City of the Sun
City of the Sun. Phrase in Isaiah 19:18, generally taken as a reference to the Egyptian city Heliopolis.See Heliopolis.
Sun, City of the
Sun, City of the. Phrase in Isaiah 19:18; generally taken as a reference to Heliopolis.See Heliopolis.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
City of the Sun
City of the Sun [Heb. ʾir haḥeres] (some Heb, MSS, Symm, Vulg., RSV, NEB); or CITY OF DESTRUCTION [Heb. ʾîr haheres; Gk. Polis-asedek] (MT, Aq, Th, LXX, AV). A city of Egypt (Isa. 19:18). Jewish quarrels concerning the temple that Onias built in Egypt may have been responsible for the altering of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
City of the Sun
CITY OF THE SUN Phrase in Isaiah 19:18, generally taken as a reference to the Egyptian city Heliopolis. See Heliopolis.
Sun, City of the
SUN, CITY OF THE Phrase in Isaiah 19:18; generally taken as a reference to Heliopolis. See Heliopolis.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
City of the Sun
City of the SunA city located in the Egyptian Delta NE of modern Cairo It served as one of the important spiritual and religious centers of ancient Egypt, housing temples to the gods Re-Harachte and Atum. Their cults were characterized as cosmological, and its Heaven Feast was well known.Potiphera,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
City of the Sun
City of the Sun (Heb. ˓îr haḥeres). A city in Egypt mentioned at Isa. 19:18, possibly Heliopolis, renowned as a center of worship of the sun. According to the oracle, this city is to experience salvation for its allegiance to the Lord of Israel, in whose worship it speaks the “language of Canaan,”
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
IR-HA-HERES
IR-HA-HERES<ir-ha-he’-rez> ([עִיר הַהֶרֶס‎, ̀ir haherec], according to the Massoretic Text, Aquila, Theodotion, Septuagint, the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American); according to some Hebrew manuscripts, Symmachus, and the Vulgate, [עִיר הַחֶרֶס‎, ̀ir ha-cherec]): A city of
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Heliopolis
Heliop′olis, the City of the Sun, a Greek form of (1) Baalbek, in Syria; and (2) of On, in ancient Egypt, noted for its temple of Actis, called Beth Shemesh or Temple of the Sun, in Jer. 43:13.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
City of the Sun
CITY OF THE SUN (NRSV) Usually taken as a reference to Heliopolis (Isa. 19:18). Also translated “city of destruction.” See Heliopolis.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Sun, City of the
Sun, City of the. According to Isa. 19:18, five Egyptian cities will swear allegiance to Yahweh in the end times, and one of them will bear the name City of Destruction (see Destruction, City of). The Hebrew word for “Destruction” is heres H2239, but the Great Isaiah Scroll from Qumran, along with a
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ir-Ha-Heres
IR-HA-HERES, ir-ha-hēʹrez (עִיר הַהֶרֶס‎, ‛īr hahereṣ, according to the MT, Aq, Theodotion, LXX, AV and RV; according to some Heb MSS, Symmachus, and the Vulg, עִיר הַחֶרֶס‎, ‛īr ha-ḥereṣ): A city of Egypt referred to in Isa 19:18. Jewish quarrels concerning the temple which Onias built in Egypt
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