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Ancient name for modern Abu Shahrein. An ancient city in southern Mesopotamia, approximately 15 miles (24 km) from Ur and from the modern course of the Euphrates River. Ancient texts refer to it as the oldest city in the world.
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ERIDU (PLACE). The name of the southernmost Sumerian city, the present-day Tell Abu Shahrain, situated on the right bank of the Euphrates, about 15 km SW of Ur in a region that was a complete desert at the beginning of this century. Located in a vast field of ruins measuring 5 by 4 km, Tell Abu Shahrain
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eridu. One of the most ancient cities of Mesopotamia, modern Tell Abu Shahrain in SE Iraq. The earliest excavated level dates to about the middle of the 6th millennium B.C.. Sumerian literature (see Sumer) refers to it as existing even prior to the great flood (cf. ANET, 43). Many levels of temple mudbrick
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ERIDU. Means “the good city.” Eridu, located 7 mi. southwest of Ur at modern Abu-Shahrain in Iraq, was one of the oldest, and the southernmost major city of ancient Sumer. It was the city of Enki (Akkadian Ea), the Sumerian god of wisdom and freshwater lagoons. His temple in Eridu, E-abzu (house of the