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A town that was destroyed by the Assyrians. Sennacherib’s messenger bragged about its defeat to intimidate the people of Jerusalem (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13; Isa 37:13).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
IVVAH (PLACE) [Heb ʿiwwâ (עִוָּה)]. An unidentified place which served as one of the many examples of towns which could not survive the Assyrian onslaught in 2 Kings 18:34 (= Isa 36:19) and 2 Kgs 19:13 (= Isa 37:13). Though the occurrence of Ivvah alongside Hena and Sepharvaim in 2 Kgs 19:13 seems textually
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Avva. District in Syria (the same as Ivvah in 2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13) conquered by Sargon of Assyria in the 8th century bc. After the deportation of the Israelites from Samaria in 722 bc, Shalmaneser, the Assyrian king, sent inhabitants from Avva and other districts to occupy the cities of Samaria (2 Kgs
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ivvah ivʹə [Heb. ʿiwwâ; Gk. Aba]; AV IVAH; also AVVA avʹə [Heb. ʿawwāʾ; Gk. Aia] (2 K. 17:24); AV AVA. A city-state in Syria captured by the Assyrians in the 8th cent. (2 K. 18:34; 19:13) along with Hamath, Arpad, Sepharvaim, and Hena. Of these, only Arpad and Hamath have been identified. Ivvah could
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
AVVA District in Syria (the same as Ivvah in 2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13) conquered by Sargon of Assyria in the eighth century bc. After the deportation of the Israelites from Samaria in 722 bc, Shalmaneser, the Assyrian king, sent inhabitants from Avva and other districts to occupy the cities of Samaria (2 Kgs
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
AVA. A city from which colonists were sent to Samaria to replace the Israelites removed by the conquest of the Assyrians in 722 b.c. (2 Kgs 17:24). The Avites made idols which were called Nibhaz and Tartak (2 Kgs 17:31), perhaps deliberate Jewish corruptions of the names of Syrian deities. Ava may be
IVAH. A city conquered by the Assyrians and mentioned along with Hamath, Aprad, Sepharvaim, and Hena, according to the boast of Rabshakeh, a representative of Sennacherib (2 Kgs 18:34; 19:13; Isa 37:13). Although its exact location has not been determined, it apparently was in Babylonia and perhaps is
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
I´vah (ruined), or A´va, which is mentioned in Scripture twice, 2 Kings 18:34; 19:13; comp. Isa. 37:13, in connection with Hena and Sepharvaim, and once, 2 Kings 17:24, in connection with Babylon and Cuthah, must be sought in Babylonia, and is probably identical with the modern Hit, on the Euphrates.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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