Isaiah 36:19

Overview - Isaiah 36
Sennacherib invades Judah.
Rabshakeh, sent by Sennacherib, by blasphemous persuasions solicits the people to revolt.
22 His words are told to Hezekiah.
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Isaiah 36:19  (King James Version)
Where are the gods of Hamath and Arphad? where are the gods of Sepharvaim? and have they delivered Samaria out of my hand?

Numbers 34:8 ; 2 Samuel 8:9

The variation of Arphad and Arpad exists only in the translation; the original being uniformly ['Arpd .]
10:9 Jeremiah 49:23


Calmet is of opinion that Sepharvaim was the capital of the Saspires, who, according to Herodotus, were the only people that inhabited between the Colchians and Medes; and probably the Sarapases, whom Strabo places in Armenia. Hiller considers the name as denoting Sephar of the Parvaim, i
e., Mount Sephar adjacent to the regions of Arabia called Parvaim. But it is more probable, as Wells and others suppose, that Sepharvaim is the [Sipphara,] Sipphara, of Ptolemy, the [Sipparenon polis,] the city of the Sippareni, mentioned by
Abydenus, and probably the Hipparenum of Pliny, a city of Mesopotamia, situated upon the Euphrates, near where it is divided into two arms, by one of which, it is probable, it was divided into two parts. 2 Kings 17:24

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Isaiah 10:10 Isaiah 10:11 2 Kings 17:5-7 ; 18:10-12