Apharsites [N]

another of the tribes removed to Samaria ( Ezra 4:9 ), or perhaps the same as the preceding.

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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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible

Bibliography Information

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


a-far'-sits ('apharcaye'):

A tribe transferred to Samaria by Asnappar of Assyria (Ezra 4:9). Rawlinson identifies them with the APHARSATHCHITES; APHARSACHITES (which see), taking Apharsites to be an accidental repetition of the same word. He understands "the Persians" to be meant in both cases. Others identify them with a Median tribe mentioned in the inscriptions of Sennacherib as dwellers in the district of Parsua.

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