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Arphaxad

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Arphaxad

Son of Shem, born the year after the Deluge. He died at the age of 438 years (Genesis 11:10-13; 1 Chronicles 1:17, 18; Luke 3:36). He dwelt in Mesopotamia, and became, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Chaldeans. The tendency is to recognize in the word the name of the country nearest the ancient domain of the Chaldeans. Some regard the word as an Egypticized form of the territorial name of Ur Kasdim, or Ur of the Chaldees.


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Arphaxad

a healer; a releaser


Naves Topical Index
Arphaxad

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Arphaxad

(stronghold of the Chaldees).

  1. The son of Shem and ancestor of Eber. (Genesis 10:22,24; 11:10)
  2. Arphaxad, a king "who reigned over the Medes in Ecbatana," Judith 1.1-4; perhaps the same as Phraortes, who fell in a battle with the Assyrians, 633 B.C.