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Rhodes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rhodes
Rhodes An island in the southeast Aegean Sea between Cyprus and Asia Minor.
Dedan, City of
Dedan, City of (דְּדָן‎, dedan). A settlement in northwestern Arabia known for being a center for trade and commerce (Ezek 27:20; 38:13). The reference to Dedan in Ezek 25:13 suggests the site served as a convenient landmark to allude to the far southeastern extent of the territory of Edom (in contrast
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rhodes (Place)
RHODES (PLACE) [Gk Rhodos (Ῥοδος)]. An island 45 miles long and 22 miles wide located in the SE Aegean Sea between Crete and Asia Minor. The capital of the island, also named Rhodes, was a port city on the NE shore of the island. According to Pindar (Ol. 7.54–76), the island emerged out of the sea and
Dedan (Place)
DEDAN (PLACE) [Heb dĕdān (דְּדָן)]. DEDANITE. An important commercial settlement located at one of the major oases in NW Arabia (Gen 10:7; Gen 25:3). The town has been identified with the ruins of Khuraybah just N of the modern village of al-ʿUla in the Ḥijāz (26°41´N; 38°1.5´E). During the 6th century
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rhodes
Rhodes. Port of call on Paul’s return trip to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1). The mention of Rhodes in Genesis 10:4; Ezekiel 27:15; and 1 Chronicles 1:7 is not based on the Hebrew text of the OT, but on its Greek translation. The island of Rhodes, an area of more than 500 square
Dedan (Place)
Dedan (Place). Region located in the Arabian peninsula. The Dedanites were listed among those who rejoiced at the downfall of Israel during the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold Dedan’s approaching destruction “by the sword” (Ez 25:13; 38:13; Jer 25:23; 49:8). Apparently
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rhodes
Rhodes rōdz [Heb. deḏān (emended to rōḏān)] (Ezk. 27:15); AV DEDAN; NEB RHODIANS; [Gk. Rhodos] (1 Macc. 15:23; Acts 21:1); AV RHODUS. An island located between Crete and Asia Minor in the southeast Aegean Sea; also the capital of the island, a port city on the northeastern shore. Rhodes is a mountainous
Dedan
Dedan dēʹdən; DEDANITES dēʹd̄ien-Īts [Heb. deḏān, deḏānîm]. An Arabian people or peoples. According to Gen. 10:7, Dedan was descended from Ham through Cush and Raamah and was the brother of Sheba. The identifiable names in the immediate context are generally located in the southern part
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Rhodes
RHODES Port of call on Paul’s return trip to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey (Acts 21:1). The mention of Rhodes in Genesis 10:4, Ezekiel 27:15, and 1 Chronicles 1:7 is not based on the Hebrew text of the OT but on its Greek translation. The island of Rhodes, an area of more than 500 square
Dedan (Place)
DEDAN (Place) Region located in the Arabian Peninsula. The Dedanites were listed among those who rejoiced at the downfall of Israel during the time of the Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah and Ezekiel foretold Dedan’s approaching destruction (Jer 25:23; 49:8; Ez 25:13; 38:13). Apparently the Dedanites were
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rhodes
Rhodes (rohdz), an island off the southwest tip of Asia Minor (1 Macc. 15:23; Acts 21:1). In the third century bce the Rhodian navy guarded seaborne trade in the Mediterranean. The city was famous for a colossal statue of Apollo, which was destroyed by an earthquake in 227/6 bce. Roman conquest of Greek
Dedan
Dedan (dee´duhn), the city and kingdom of the Dedanites, an Arabian people of unclear origin (Gen. 10:6–7; 25:1–3). Al-‘Ula, an oasis about fifty miles southwest of Tema, was central to Dedan’s far-reaching commercial activities, which included trade with Tyre (Ezek. 27:20). The prophets denounced Dedan
Island
island. A number of specific islands are referred to in the Bible.1 Arvad, in northern Phoenicia, an island-city located two miles offshore (Ezek. 27:8, 11).2 Cauda, a small island south of Crete where, according to Acts, Paul took refuge during a storm (27:13–17).3 Chios, an island off the northern
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Rhodes
St. Paul’s Bay, Rhodes. HFVRHODES. One of the largest islands of the Aegean-Mediterranean area, lying SW of Asia Minor toward Crete, it covers an area of 545 square miles. Its capital, a city of the same name, was built at the NE tip of the island. Because of its natural location astride the E-W shipping
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Rhodes
RHODES. The large island extending towards Crete from the SW extremity of Asia Minor, and thus lying across the main sea route between the Aegean and the Phoenician ports. It was partitioned among three Gk. states, of Dorian stock, early federated and sharing a common capital at the NE point of the island.
Dedan
DEDAN. A city and people of NW *Arabia, famous for its role in the caravan trade (Is. 21:13; Ezk. 27:20—the reference in MT of v. 20 is probably due to a textual error—cf. rsv), since it lay on the well-known ‘incense route’ from S Arabia to Syria and the Mediterranean. It is mentioned in close association
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rhodes
Rhodes (Gk. Rhódos)A large island in the Aegean Sea, SW of Asia Minor, with a port city of the same name. Strategically located at the entrance to the Aegean, Rhodes flourished in trade and politics, founding colonies in Sicily and Italy. The city of Rhodes was founded on the northeast part of the
Dedan
Dedan (Heb. dĕḏān)Name given to the al-ʾUla oasis in northwest Arabia, ca. 300 km. (186 mi.) NNW of Medina, as confirmed by its presence (Ddn) in the funerary inscription (JS 138) of “Kabarʾil, son of Mataʿʾil, king of Dedan” found there by the Dominican fathers Antonin J. Jaussen and Raphael Savignac
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rhodes
Rhodes [rōdz] (Gk. Rhodos).† The largest of the Dodecanese islands of Greece in the southeast Aegean Sea off the southwest coast of Turkey. Rhodes was first settled in the Bronze Age. Dorian colonists who came later (ca. 1000 B.C.) founded three city-states, which would become important trade centers
Dedan
Dedan [dēˊdən] (Heb. deḏān). A people in southern Arabia descending from Ham via Cush (Gen. 10:7), or in northern Arabia descending from Abraham and Keturah via Jokshan (25:3). It is quite possible that the Dedanites are a mixture of two different tribes (cf. 1 Chr. 1:9, 32, where the two traditions
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Rhodes
RHODES An island off the southwestern coast of Asia Minor. Rhodes was located advantageously on the main trade routes of the Aegean and the eastern Mediterranean. The capital of the island, also called Rhodes, was a port and trading city. Paul visited the city of Rhodes on his third missionary journey
Dedan
DEDAN A tribe living in northwest Arabia on the border of Edom (Jer 49:8; Ezek 25:13); it was well known for its caravans (Isa 21:13) and its trade with Tyre (Ezek 27:20). In the Table of Nations, the founder is the grandson of Noah’s youngest son, Ham (Gen 10:7; 1 Chr 1:9). Another Dedan is mentioned
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rhodes
Rhodes (rosy), a celebrated island in the Mediterranean Sea. (It is triangular in form, 60 miles long from north to south, and about 18 wide. It is noted now, as in ancient times, for its delightful climate and the fertility of its soil. The city of Rhodes, its capital, was famous for its huge brazen
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