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Arba

Arba [N] [H] [S]

four, a giant, father of Anak. From him the city of Hebron derived its name of Kirjath-arba, i.e., the city of Araba ( Joshua 14:15 ; 15:13 ; 21:11 ; Genesis 13:18 ; 23:2 ). (See HEBRON .)

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Arba". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Arba [N] [E] [S]

four
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Arba'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Arba [N] [E] [H]

(city of the four ), the progenitor of the Anakim, or sons of Anak, from whom their chief city, HEBRON, received its name of Kirjath-Arba. ( Joshua 14:15 ; 15:13 ; 21:11 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Arba'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ARBA

ar'-ba ('arba`, "four"):

Variously described as "the greatest man among the Anakim" (Joshua 14:15), "the father of Anak" (Joshua 15:13), "the father of Anok" (Joshua 21:11 margin). Thus he seems to have been regarded as the ancestor of the Anakim, and as the most famous hero of that race. He was the reputed founder of the city called after him, on the site of which Hebron was built (Joshua 21:11).


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ARBA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.