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Rezeph
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rezeph
Rezeph (רֶצֶף‎, retseph). A town mentioned in a letter from Sennacherib to King Hezekiah as destroyed by the Assyrians. It is mentioned with Gozan, Haran, and Tel-Assar (2 Kgs 19:12), and was probably in the same area.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rezeph (Place)
REZEPH (PLACE) [Heb reṣep (רֶצֶף)]. A town described as having been destroyed by the Assyrians. When Hezekiah rebelled against Assyria (2 Kgs 18:1–7), the king of Assyria, Sennacherib, responded with force. Jerusalem was surrounded (18:17) and the Rabshakeh addressed the people and asked if any of the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rezeph
Rezeph. City destroyed by the Assyrians. It was mentioned in a derisive letter sent from Sennacherib, king of Assyria, to King Hezekiah of Judah. Rezeph was listed along with the conquered cities of Gozan and Haran and the sons of Eden in Telassar. The Assyrian king was reminding Hezekiah that just as
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rezeph
Rezeph rēʹzef [Heb. rešep̱]. A town mentioned in Sennacherib’s message to Hezekiah demanding Jerusalem’s surrender (2 K. 19:12; Isa. 37:12). It is cited, together with Gozan and Haran, as an example of a city whose local deities were unable to preserve it from Assyrian conquest. It has been identified
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rezeph
REZEPH City destroyed by the Assyrians. It was mentioned in a derisive letter sent from Sennacherib, king of Assyria, to Hezekiah of Judah. Rezeph was listed along with the conquered cities of Gozan and Haran and the sons of Eden in Telassar. The Assyrian king was reminding Hezekiah that just as the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rezeph
Rezeph (ree´zif), a town cited as having fallen to Assyria (2 Kings 19:12; Isa. 37:12) and symbolizing in part the unstoppable Assyrian force. From Assyrian royal records it is known as Rasappa, and had served as an Assyrian provincial capital after its capture, probably by Shalmaneser III ca. 838 bce.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rezeph
REZEPH. A city in E Syria, an oasis c. 80 miles N of Palmyra, or a site in the Jebel Sinjar N of the Euphrates and 100 miles W of Asshur. It is listed with Haran and Gozan (modern Ras-el->Ain). Sennacherib’s commander, in a message to Hezekiah (2 Kgs 19:12; Isa 37:12), mentioned it as an example of cities
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rezeph
REZEPH. A town destroyed by the Assyrians and named in a letter to Hezekiah sent by Sennacherib as a warning to Jerusalem of the fate of those cities who resisted their demands for surrender (2 Ki. 19:12 = Is. 37:12). The details of any revolt or sack of Assyr. Raṣappa are not known, though Assyr. texts
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rezeph
Rezeph (Heb. reṣep̱)A town included in a list read by a messenger of the Assyrian king Sennacherib to King Hezekiah of Judah (2 Kgs. 19:12 = Isa. 37:12). The list consisted of cities destroyed by the Assyrians in earlier campaigns and suggests that Rezeph (Akk. Raṣappa) may be located in the vicinity
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rezeph
Rezeph [rēˊzĕf] (Heb. reṣep̱). A city conquered by the Assyrians (2 Kgs. 19:12 par. Isa. 37:12). Rezeph (Akk. Raṣappa) was a caravan station north of Palmyra and a short distance south of the Euphrates river in Syria; possibly modern Rezzafeh. When the representatives of Assyria spoke of Rezeph
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rezeph
REZEPH A city in Syria that was captured and destroyed by Sennacherib and the Assyrians before 701 b.c. (2 Kgs 19:12; Isa 37:12). The city’s fall was used to warn Hezekiah and Jerusalem of what might befall them should they resist the Assyrian advance.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rezeph
Re´zeph (a hot stone), one of the places which Sennacherib mentions, in his taunting message to Hezekiah, as having been destroyed by his predecessor. 2 Kings 19:12; Isa. 37:12.