ar'-kivs (the more correct the Revised Version (British and American) rendition of beth ciphrayya', in Ezra 6:1, "house of the archives" instead of "house of rolls" as in the King James Version):

A part of the royal treasure-house (5:17), in which important state documents were kept.

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