Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Arphaxad

Arphaxad [N] [H] [S]

son of Shem, born the year after the Deluge. He died at the age of 438 years ( Genesis 11:10-13 ; 1 Chronicles 1:17 1 Chronicles 1:18 ; Luke 3:36 ). He dwelt in Mesopotamia, and became, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Chaldeans. The tendency is to recognize in the word the name of the country nearest the ancient domain of the Chaldeans. Some regard the word as an Egypticized form of the territorial name of Ur Kasdim, or Ur of the Chaldees.

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

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

Bibliography Information

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

Arphaxad [N] [E] [S]

a healer; a releaser
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Arphaxad [N] [E] [H]

(stronghold of the Chaldees ).

  1. The son of Shem and ancestor of Eber. ( Genesis 10:22 Genesis 10:24 ; 11:10 )
  2. Arphaxad, a king "who reigned over the Medes in Ecbatana," Judith 1:1-4; perhaps the same as Phraortes, who fell in a battle with the Assyrians, 633 B.C.

[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 'Arphaxad'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ARPHAXAD

ar-fak'-sad:

(1) the King James Version form (Genesis 10:22,24; 11:12,13; 1 Chronicles 1:17) of the Revised Version (British and American) \ARPACHSHAD\, which see. See also \TABLE OF NATIONS\.

(2) In Apocrypha (Judith 1) a king of the Medes, who reigned in Ecbatana. He was defeated and slain by Nebuchadrezzar.


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

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