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District
Toparchy
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
District
District [Heb. meḏînâ] (1 K. 20:14ff); AV PROVINCE; [peleḵ] (Neh. 3:9, 12, 14–18); AV PART; [qōḏeš] (Ezk. 45:1, 6f), AV PORTION; NEB RESERVE; [middâ] (Ezk. 45:3); AV MEASURE; NEB AREA; [’ereṣ] (2 Ch. 11:23); AV COUNTRY; NEB TERRITORY; [Gk. pl hória—‘boundaries’] (Acts 13:50); AV COASTS;
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TOPARCHY
TOPARCHY<to’-par-ki>, <top’-ar-ki> ([τοπαρχία, toparchia]): the King James Version renders this Greek word by “government” in 1 Macc 11:28 (the King James Version margin and the Revised Version (British and American) “province”). It denotes a small administrative district corresponding to the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
District
DISTRICT Translates several different Hebrew and Greek words referring to a region, territory, or land. In the OT district often connotes a part of a larger whole, either the provinces of an empire (1 Kings 20:14–19), regions within a country (2 Chron. 11:23), or sections of a city (Neh. 3:9–18). In
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Toparchy
TOPARCHY, tōʹpär-ki, topʹär-ki (τοπαρχία, toparchía): AV renders this Gr word by “government” in 1 Macc 11:28 (AVm and RV “province”). It denotes a small administrative district corresponding to the modern Turkish Nahieh, administered by a Mudīr. Three such districts were detached from the country
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DISTRICT
DISTRICT [מְדִינָהmedhinah, מִדָּהmiddah, פֶּלֶךְpelekh, תְּרוּמָהterumah; μερίς meris, μέρος meros, ὅριον horion]. The English word district is used for several biblical terms specifying geographical regions or units of political and religious administration. References are made to governors
TOPARCHY
TOPARCHY top´ahr-kee [τοπαρχία toparchia, νομός nomos]. An administrative subdivision of a province in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. The three toparchies (author’s trans.; NRSV, “districts”) of Samaria are mentioned in 1 Macc 11:28. The same administrative units are also called nomes (nomoi νομοί;