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Commagene
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A mountainous kingdom in modern-day Turkey, located north of the Syrian plains, east of the Taurus Mountains, and west of the Euphrates River. The Bible does not mention Commagene. The name means “community of genes” in Latin, but the origin of the word is unknown. Some scholars think it might derive from the Greek pronunciation of “Kummuhu,” a kingdom that existed during the Assyrian period (Cimok, Commagene, 5).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Commagene
Commagene (Κομμαγήνη, Kommagēnē). A mountainous kingdom in modern-day Turkey, located north of the Syrian plains, east of the Taurus Mountains, and west of the Euphrates River. The Bible does not mention Commagene. The name means “community of genes” in Latin, but the origin of the word is unknown. Some
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Commagene (Place)
COMMAGENE (PLACE). Ancient Commagene lay just N of the centers of biblical activity, with which it remained involved. The kingdom arose from ancient roots, successfully uniting a Hellenic, Iranian, and Semitic populace, and presenting one of antiquity’s most vivid examples of religious syncretism.It
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Commagene
Commagene. An ancient country in SE Asia Minor, between Cappadocia and the upper Euphrates, with roots going back to the neo-Hittite kingdom of Kummukh. Commagene was part of the Assyrian empire during the 7th cent. b.c. By the early 2nd cent. b.c. it had been incorporated into the Seleucid empire, but
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
COMMAGENE
COMMAGENE. The kingdom of Commagene, located in southeastern modern Turkey between the Taurus Mountains and the EUPHRATES River, controlled a Euphrates crossing and important trade routes. Commagene’s history is similar to other eastern kingdoms, including Judea, and, like them, became a Roman province.