And the Arvadite, and the Zemarite, and the Hamathite: and afterward were the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.
The inhabitants of Zidon and Arvad were thy mariners: thy wise men
, O Tyrus, that
were in thee, were thy pilots.
The men of Arvad with thine army were
upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadims were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A Phoenician city, on a small rocky island at the mouth of the river Eleutherus, twenty-two miles north of Tripolis. It is now called Ruad, and is but a ruin. The Arvadites also occupied the adjacent coast. They were descendants of Canaan, Genesis 10:18 ; 1 Chronicles 1:16 ; and were noted mariners, Ezekiel 27:8,11 .
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Wandering, (Ezekiel 27:8 ), a small island and city on the coast of Syria, mentioned as furnishing mariners and soldiers for Tyre. The inhabitants were called Arvadites. The name is written Aruada or Arada in the Tell-el-Amarna tablets.
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ahr' vahd) ARVADITE Place name of unknown meaning. It provided sailors and soldiers for Tyre (Ezekiel 27:8 ,Ezekiel 27:8,27:11 ). It was probably the rocky island called Rouad today, off the coast of Syria. It is related to Canaan in the family of nations (Genesis 10:18 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Island on the Phoenician coast: now called Ruad, about 34 50' N. Ezekiel 27:8,11 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ARVAD (modern ( RuwÃ¢d ) was the most important of the northerly cities of PhÅnicia. It was built on an island 70 miles north of Beyrout a sort of second Tyre, with another town on the mainland opposite. In Ezekiel 27:8 ; Ezekiel 27:11 it is named as furnishing oarsmen for the galleys of Tyre and warriors for its defence. In the ethnological list of Genesis 10:18 ( 1 Chronicles 1:16 ) it is mentioned among the chief settlements of the Canaanites or PhÅnicians. Throughout antiquity it was a place of renown for trade and general enterprise, ranking next to Tyre and Sidon. It is the Aradus of 1Ma 12:53 .
J. F. McCurdy.
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Arvad (ăr'văd), wandering. A small island, two or three miles off the coast of Phœnicia, related closely to Tyre, Ezekiel 27:8; Ezekiel 27:11. See also Genesis 10:18; 1 Chronicles 1:16. Ruins of a huge wall are still found, and Greek inscriptions graven on black basaltic columns. The stones are so large that the best engineers are puzzled to know how they were moved. The place is now called Ruad, and has about 3000 population. It is probably the same as Arpad and Arphad.
- Genesis 10:18 ; 1 Chronicles 1:16 : doubtless connected with the island of Arvad
- The upper part of his body was human, the lower half fish-like; the foremost deity of such maritime cities as Azotus, Gaza, Ascalon, and Arvad
, where temples were built in his honor
- ” City in southwestern Judah in the vicinity of Arvad
- It was divided into three parts, originating in colonies from Tyre, Sidon, and Arvad
hence the name
- (zehm' uh ritess) Canaanites inhabiting the area north of Lebanon between Arvad
and Tripolis (Genesis 10:18 ; 1 Chronicles 1:16 )
- A collective designation of one of the Canaanite communities in Genesis 10:18 , named along with the Arvad
ite, and therefore presumably in Northern PhÅnicia. Perhaps we should compare the modern Sumra , between RuwÃ¢d (Arvad
) and TarabulÃ»s (Tripolis)
(modern ( RuwÃ¢d ) was the most important of the northerly cities of PhÅnicia
- North Semites : ( a ) Babylonians (Shinar, Accad, Bahel, Erech); ( b ) Assyrians (Asshur, Nineveh, Calah); ( c ) AramÃ¦ans (Syrians); ( d ) Canaanitish peoples (1) Ammonites, (2) Amorites, (3) Canaanites, (4) Edomites, (5) Hivites, (6) Israelites, (7) Jebusites, (8) Moabites, (9) PhÅnicians (Tyre, Sidon, Arvad
The extent of the country may be roughly determined by its chief cities Arvad
or Arados, on the island now called Ruad, eighty miles north of Sidon, Simyra, Arka, Gebal or Byblos, Biruta on the site of the modern Beyrout, Sidon, Sarepta, Tyre, Achzib, and Acco. 1471) he came out to the coast and conquered Arvad
, the most northerly of the important Phœnician cities (cf. These kings were in constant feud with one another, with the people of Arvad
, and with the Amorites beyond the Lebanon. 1198 1167) still held the country from Arvad
and southward (Breasted, Records , iv. Later he took it also from Arvad
( ib . 745 727) again invaded the West, Tyre joined a coalition against him, but in the end Tyre and Gebal and Arvad
paid tribute ( KIB [Note: IB Keilinschriftliche Bibliothek. Ashurbanipal (668 626) claims to have reduced Tyre and Arvad
- Scripture mentions many islands by name: Arvad
(Ezekiel 27:8 ,Ezekiel 27:8,27:11 ) is an island two miles offshore from northern Phoenicia
- ” The narrow land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Lebanon Mountains between Tyre in the south and Arvad
in the north
- (See Arvad
. Next Arad or Arvad
(Genesis 10:18; Ezekiel 27:8)
- Among the chief Phoenician cities were Tyre and Sidon, Gebal north of Beirut, Arvad
or Arados and Zemar
- The men of Arvad
with thine army were upon thy walls round about, and the Gammadim were in thy towers: they hanged their shields upon thy walls round about; they have made thy beauty perfect” (Ezek
- Sidon, Area, Arvad
, and Zemara or Simra (Genesis 15:19-21) originally were Canaanite; afterward they fell under the Phoenicians, who were immigrants into Syria from the shores of the Persian gulf, peaceable traffickers, skillful in navigation and the arts, and unwar-like except by sea. ...
With these the Israelites were on friendly terms; but with the Canaanites fierce and war-like, having chariots of iron, Israel was commanded never to be at peace, but utterly to root them out; not however the Arvad