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Erech
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(Akkadian: Urukki; Hebrew: אֶרֶך‎, erekh). The ancient Sumerian city (modern-day Warka) located near the east bank of the Euphrates River, about 160 miles south of the modern city of Baghdad, Iraq. The biblical name of the city was Erech (אֶרֶך‎, erekh).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Uruk
Uruk (Akkadian: Urukki; Hebrew: אֶרֶך‎, erekh). The ancient Sumerian city (modern-day Warka) located near the east bank of the Euphrates River, about 160 miles south of the modern city of Baghdad, Iraq. The biblical name of the city was Erech (אֶרֶך‎, erekh).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Erech (Place)
ERECH (PLACE) [Heb ʾerek (אֶרֶך)]. The biblical form of the Sumerian city of Uruk (the present-day Warka) built near the Euphrates on the left bank and undoubtedly on a subsidiary branch of that river. The name is cited only once, in Gen 10:10, where it appears with Babel and Akkad as one of the capitals
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Erech
Erech. Important Sumerian city, located at what is now called Warka near the Euphrates river, 40 miles northwest of Ur and 160 miles south of Baghdad. Genesis 10:10 refers to Erech as the second of four cities founded by Nimrod. Partial excavations have uncovered the city walls, 6 miles in circumference,
Archevites
Archevites. kjv translation for the inhabitants of Erech (Uruk) in southern Babylonia who were transported to Samaria by Asnappar, the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (Ezr 4:9, 10). The Archevites were among the local residents who wrote to Artaxerxes of Persia, opposing the rebuilding of Jerusalem by the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Erech
Erech ēʹrek, erʹek [Heb. ʾereḵ; Gk. Orech]. One of the cities founded by Nimrod, the others being Babel, Accad, and possibly Calneh (Gen. 10:10; cf. RSV, NEB). Erech was known to the Assyrians and Babylonians as Uruk, to the Hebrews as Erech, and to the Arabs as Warka. Its importance can be seen in
Archevites
Archevites ärʹkə-vīts [Heb. K’arkāwê, Q’arkewāyē’] (Ezr. 4:9, AV). One of the tribes transplanted by Ashurbanipal (Asnapper, Osnapper) to swell the mixed multitudes in the cities of Samaria. The word is taken as a gentilic and generally identified with Erech.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Erech
ERECH Important Sumerian city, located at what is now called Warka near the Euphrates River, 40 miles (64.4 kilometers) northwest of Ur and 160 miles (257.4 kilometers) south of Baghdad. Genesis 10:10 refers to Erech as the second of four cities founded by Nimrod. Partial excavations have uncovered the
Archevites
ARCHEVITES* kjv translation for the inhabitants of Erech (Uruk) in southern Babylonia who were transported to Samaria by Asnappar, the Assyrian King Ashurbanipal (Ezr 4:9–10). The Archevites were among the local residents who wrote to Artaxerxes of Persia, opposing the rebuilding of Jerusalem by the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Erech
Erech (ee´rik; Akkadian Uruk), the ancient name of a southern Babylonian city, now known as Warka, situated near the Euphrates River. The Table of Nations in Gen. 10 includes Erech in the kingdom of Nimrod. Ezra 4:9 mentions Ashurbanipal’s seventh-century deportation of Erech citizens to Samaria. Archaeological
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Erech
ERECH (Akkad. Uruk; Arab. Warka). The city of Nimrod in the land of Shinar (Gen 10:10). Situated on the Euphrates a little less than halfway between Babylon and the Persian Gulf, it was considered to be the home of Gilgamesh, the hero of the Mesopotamian flood story. Excavations of its extensive ruins
Archevites
ARCHEVITES. A group of people deported to Samaria by the Assyrian King Asnappar or Ashurbanipal (Ezr 4:9). They are identified with the Babylonian city of Erech of Gen 10:10 (IB, III,601) and translated in RSV as “the men of Erech.” See Erech.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Erech
ERECH. An ancient city of Mesopotamia mentioned in the Table of Nations (Gn. 10:10) as one of the possessions of Nimrod in the land of *Shinar. Known to the Sumerians as Unu(g) and to the Akkadians as Uruk, it was one of the great cities of Sumerian times. It is named in the Sumerian king list as the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Erech
Erech (Heb. ʾereḵ)The biblical name of ancient Uruk (modern Warka) on the lower Euphrates River in Iraq. The early Sumerian name of the city was Unug, likely “the city”; during that time Uruk would have been the largest city in the world. According to the Sumerian King List, the First Dynasty of Uruk
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Erech
Erech [ĭrˊĕk] (Heb. ˒ereḵ).† A major Sumerian city (Sum. Uruk), located at modern Warka on the eastern bank of the Euphrates river and 65 km. (40 mi.) northwest of Ur. It is named in the Table of Nations as one of the cities founded by Nimrod (Gen. 10:10).Founded ca. 4000 B.C. during
Archevites
Archevites [ärˊkə vīts] (Aram. ˒arkāwê; Q ˒arkewāyē˒). The inhabitants of Erech (Uruk) in Babylonia (Ezra 4:9, KJV; RSV “men of Erech”).
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Erech
ERECH A city in the Land of Shinar, mentioned in the table of nations as one of the cities of Nimrod (Gen. 10:10). In the Babylonian sources it is known by the name of Uruk. The city was in existence as early as the 4th millennium bc. At this time, according to the Epic of Gilgamesh, he was its fifth
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Erech
ERECH A Mesopotamian city, mentioned only once (Gen 10:10) with Babel (Babylon) and Akkad as one of the cities of the kingdom of Nimrod. The modern site of the city is Warka, the ancient Sumerian city of Uruk.