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Tarpelites

TARPELITES

tar'-pel-its (Tarpelaye' (Ezra 4:9)):

Various theories have been advanced as to the identity of the Tarpelites. Rawlinson suggested the Tuplai, which name appears in the inscriptions as equivalent to the Greek Tibarenoi, a tribe on the coast of Pontus. Hitzig located them in Tripolis in Northern Phoenicia. The latest theory emends the text to Tiphceraya', "tablet-writers" (from the Assyrian dup sarru); compare Schrader, Schrader, The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament, on Jeremiah 51:27.


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