prince of darkness, one of the gods of the Arvites, who colonized part of Samaria after the deportation of Israel by Shalmaneser ( 2 Kings 17:31 ).
chained; bound; shut up
(prince of darkness ), one of the gods of the Avite or Avvite colonists of Samaria. ( 2 Kings 17:31 ) According to rabbinical tradition, Tartak is said to have been worshipped under the form of an ass.
In 2 Kings 17:31 mentioned as the name of an idol of the Avvites, one of the peoples sent by Shalmaneser to the cities of Samaria. It is otherwise unknown.
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