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Parthians
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Parthians
Parthians People from Parthia, a region in what is now northeastern modern Iran. The Arsacid kings of Parthia created the Parthian Empire, which was the Roman Empire’s chief rival to the east.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Parthians
PARTHIANS [Gk Parthoi (Παρθοι)]. An Iranian people who developed an empire (ca. 238 b.c.e.–224 c.e.) second only to Rome, a few of whom were present in Jerusalem at the feast of Pentecost (Acts 2:9). Most Parthians were polytheists but those visiting Jerusalem must have been some of the many Jews or
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Parthia, Parthians
Parthia, Parthians. Land (roughly corresponding to modern Iran) lying beyond the eastern boundaries of the Roman Empire, and so almost outside the world of the NT.It is included, however, in maps of the OT world, which generally encompass eastern territory. Many Jews deported from Palestine after the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Parthians
Parthians pärʹthi-ənz [Gk. Parthoi < Old Pers Parthava] (Acts 2:9). The people inhabiting the area southeast of the Caspain Sea (its exact ancient boundaries are uncertain). They apparently came from the same peoples as the Turanians and entered Iran from Central Asia. They fell under the rule of various
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Parthia, Parthians
PARTHIA*, PARTHIANS Land (roughly corresponding to modern Iran) lying beyond the eastern boundaries of the Roman Empire, and so almost outside the world of the NT.It is included, however, in maps of the OT world, which generally encompass Eastern territory. Many Jews deported from Palestine after the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Parthians
Parthians (pahr´thee-uhnz), an Iranian people. The northeastern region of Iran, known as Parthava since at least the seventh century bce, became prominent when the Parni tribe of central Asia wrested it from the Seleucids in the third century bce. In the following century, the Parni dynasty, traced to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Parthians
PARTHIANS. The Parthians are mentioned in the Bible only in Acts 2:9 as the nationality of some of the Diaspora who gathered in Jerusalem on the day of Pentecost. But this people played a significant role in the biblical world. The homeland proper of the Parthians lay to the SE of the Caspian Sea, corresponding
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Parthians
PARTHIANS. Parthia, a district SE of the Caspian Sea, was part of the Persian empire conquered by Alexander the Great. In the middle of the 3rd century bc Arsaces led the Parthians in revolt against their Seleucid (Macedonian) rulers, and his successors eventually extended their empire from the Euphrates
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Parthians
ParthiansAn Iranian tribe from the region SE of the Caspian Sea. They threw off Seleucid domination in the mid-3rd century b.c.e. and developed an empire that would endure for nearly 500 years. During most of that time, Parthia would successfully vie with Rome for power in the Near East.Thought by
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Parthians
Parthians [pärˊthĭ ənz] (Gk. Parthoi; O.Pers. Parthava). Inhabitants of Parthia, a region southeast of the Caspian Sea and corresponding to modern Khorasan (northeastern Iran). Long dominated by the Assyrians, Medes, Persians, and Greeks under Alexander the Great, Parthia became independent of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Parthians
PARTHIANS An Iranian people who established a formidable empire in the Near East that endured from the middle of the third century b.c. to the late third century a.d. The Parthian Empire was a longtime rival of the Roman Empire. Jews lived in the territory of the Parthians, according to Josephus (Ant.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Parthians
Par´thians. This name occurs only in Acts 2:9, where it designates Jews settled in Parthia. Parthia proper was the region stretching along the southern flank of the mountains which separate the great Persian desert from the desert of Kharesm. It lay south of Hyrcania, east of Media and north of Sagartia.
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