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(Tell Mardikh). A city located in northwestern Mesopotamia between Ugarit and Aleppo along a north—south trade route connecting Mesopotamia to Syria/Palestine. The Ebla texts, a large archive of cuneiform tablets dating to the 3rd millennium bc, were discovered there.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ebla. Ancient Syrian city-state identified with the contemporary site of Tell Mardikh.According to one text discovered there, Ebla was a huge city, with a population of 260,000. That a quarter of a million people could crowd into a city the size of Old Jerusalem is explained by the fact that many of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ebla ebʹlə. The capital of a great Canaanite empire that flourished during the 3rd and 2nd millennia b.c. The significance of this major urban center of ancient Syria was not known until the early 1970’s, when excavations at Tell Mardikh in northwest Syria (67 km [41 mi] SW of Aleppo, just E of the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ebla (eb´luh), modern Tell Mardikh, a large mound of some 140 acres, located in Syria about forty-two miles south of Aleppo, astride major routes of east-west and north-south communication. Systematic excavation of the site began in 1964 under the direction of Paolo Matthiae; and it was those finds that
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
EBLA is modern Tell Mardikh, located 70 km S of Aleppo. The city-state nourished in the mid-third millennium bc. P. Matthiae has excavated it since 1964, finding second millennium bc occupation, as attested in texts from Mari and Alalakh. However, excavation of the third millennium palace in 1975 revealed
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
EblaThe ancient name of Tell Mardikh in northern Syria, 65 km. (40 mi.) S of Aleppo. The mound was intermittently occupied from prehistoric times at least until the 5th century c.e. Archaeologists have discerned a long succession of occupational levels; the main areas explored belong to Early Bronze
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ebla [ebˊlə].* Capital of a major Canaanite empire which flourished in the third-second millennia B.C. At the height of its power (ca. 2500–2350) Ebla was a city-state of some 260,000 people maintaining political and economic control over lesser vassal cities in an empire stretching as far as Cyprus,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
EBLA (ebʹla; Tell Mardikh). This city, unmentioned in Scripture but known from ancient cuneiform texts, was located about thirty miles S of Aleppo in Syria. Italian archaeologists under Paolo Matthiae of the Italian Archaeological Mission to Syria began excavating the 140-acre mound in 1964, but the
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
EblaEbla (ebʹluh), modern Tell Mardikh, a large mound of some 140 acres, located in Syria about forty-two miles south of Aleppo, astride major routes of east-west and north-south communication. Systematic excavation of the site began in 1964 by an Italian team under the direction of Paolo Matthiae;
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
EBLA (Ĕbʹ lȧ) Major ancient site located in Syria about 40 miles south of Aleppo. Covering about 140 acres, the mound is known today as Tell Mardikh. Excavations have been conducted since 1964 by an Italian team headed by P. Matthiae. The discovery of over 17,000 clay tablets in the mid-1970s revealed
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Ebla eb’luh. An ancient city in N Syria, identified with modern Tell Mardikh, about 40 mi. S from the city of Aleppo. Ebla, with its surrounding towns and villages, was the largest in the region. At its height, the city reached a size of 140 acres with a population of perhaps fifteen to twenty thousand.