The residents of Media.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Medes, Media, Median
Medes, Media, Median. Indo-European speaking people appearing in the highland area of northwest Iran. They were closely related to the Persians, with whom they are often identified or confused by the Greeks, Egyptians, Assyrians, and other writers who referred to all people of the area by the almost
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Medes mēdz; MEDIA mēʹdē-ə [Heb. māḏî, māḏay; Aram māḏay; Assyr. Madai; Old Pers Māda; Gk. Mēdoi, Mēdia]; AV also MEDIAN (Dnl. 5:31 [MT 6:1]). An ancient people and land SW of the Caspian Sea, between the Zagros Mountains and the Salt Desert (Dasht-i-Kavir), including Azerbaijan in the north
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Medes, Media, Median
MEDES, MEDIA, MEDIAN* Indo-European-speaking people appearing in the highland area of the ancient Asian country called Media. They were closely related to the Persians, with whom they are often identified or confused by writers who referred to the people of the area by the almost generic term “Medes.”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Medes, Media
The Medeba map. Sisters of Zion, JerusalemMEDES, MEDIA. The Aryan people of the high plateau E of the Tigris River S of the Caspian Sea, who are called Madai (q.v.) in Gen 10:2, ruled the kingdom of Media. Their homeland was E and S of Lake Urmia.One of the first extant references to the Medes in
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Medes, Media
MEDES, MEDIA (Heb. madai; Assyr. (A)mada; Old Pers. Mada; Gk. Medai).Media was the name for NW Iran, SW of the Caspian Sea and N of the Zagros Mountains, covering the modern province of Azerbaijan and part of Persian Kurdistan. The inhabitants were called Medes or Medians and were Japhethites (Gn. 10:2),
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Medes, Media
Medes, Media (Heb., Aram. māḏay; Gk. Mḗdoi; O. Pers. māda)An Indo-iranian people who inhabited the plateau of northern Iran, around the area of modern Hamadan (ancient Ecbatana), and enjoyed a degree of military prominence during the 7th and 6th centuries b.c.e.Our knowledge of the Medes derives
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
MEDES [mēdz], MEDIA [mēˊdĭ ə] (Heb., Aram. māḏay; cf. Akk. ma-da-a-a; O.Pers. māda; Gk. Mēdoi). An Indoaryan people living in the mountains of Iran east of Armenia, northeast of Mesopotamia, and south of the Caspian Sea.The early history of the Medes remains obscure. Archaeological
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Medes Media
Medes, Me´dia (middle land). Media lay northwest of Persia proper, south and southwest of the Caspian Sea, east of Armenia and Assyria, west and northwest of the great salt desert of Iram. Its greatest length was from north to south, and in this direction it extended from the 32nd to the 40th parallel,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Mede(Heb. Madai), a Median or inhabitant of Media (Dan. 11:1). In Gen. 10:2 the Hebrew word occurs in the list of the sons of Japheth. But probably this is an ethnic and not a personal name, and denotes simply the Medes as descended from Japheth.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
MEDES<medz> (מָדִי‎ [madhi]; Assyrian Amada, Mada; Achaem. Persian Mada; [Μη̂δοι, Medoi] (Gen 10:2; 2 Ki 17:6; 18:11; 1 Ch 1:5; Ezr 6:2;Est 1:3, 14, 18, 19; 10:2; Isa 13:17; 21:2; Jer 25:25; 51:11, 28; Dan 5:28; 6:1, 9, 13, 16; 8:20; 9:1; 11:1)): Mentioned
Compton’s Encyclopedia
MedesThe area between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea that is a part of present-day Iran has a turbulent history that goes back for more than 25 centuries. Because of its location, the area has always been a critical one. Over the years various groups of people have dominated it in turn. One of
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Medes, Media
MEDES, MEDIA (Mēdz, Mēʹ dĭ ȧ) The region south and southwest of the Caspian Sea in the Zagros Mountains inhabited by the Medes, an Aryan people from north and west of the Caspian Sea. It is north of Elam and west of Assyria. The traditional capital of the region was Ecbatana.Before 1500 b.c. the