Places Study on Beyond the River

Places Study on Beyond the River

2 Samuel 10: And Hadarezer sent, and brought out the Syrians that were beyond the river: and they came to Helam; and Shobach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
1 Kings 14: For the LORD shall smite Israel, as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of this good land, which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them beyond the river, because they have made their groves, provoking the LORD to anger.
1 Chronicles 19: And when the Syrians saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they sent messengers, and drew forth the Syrians that were beyond the river: and Shophach the captain of the host of Hadarezer went before them.
Ezra 4: Then sent the king an answer unto Rehum the chancellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, and to the rest of their companions that dwell in Samaria, and unto the rest beyond the river, Peace, and at such a time.
Ezra 4: There have been mighty kings also over Jerusalem, which have ruled over all countries beyond the river; and toll, tribute, and custom, was paid unto them.
Ezra 6: Now therefore, Tatnai, governor beyond the river, Shetharboznai, and your companions the Apharsachites, which are beyond the river, be ye far from thence:
Ezra 6: Moreover I make a decree what ye shall do to the elders of these Jews for the building of this house of God: that of the king's goods, even of the tribute beyond the river, forthwith expences be given unto these men, that they be not hindered.
Ezra 7: And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
Ezra 7: And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.
Nehemiah 2: Moreover I said unto the king, If it please the king, let letters be given me to the governors beyond the river, that they may convey me over till I come into Judah;
Nehemiah 2: Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with me.
Isaiah 7: In the same day shall the Lord shave with a rasor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.
Isaiah 18: Woe to the land shadowing with wings, which is beyond the rivers of Ethiopia:
Zephaniah 3: From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Beyond the River
A phrase that refers to the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia. From the perspective of those living in Palestine, “beyond the river” meant on the east side of the Euphrates River. The expression is often used when speaking of the ancestral home of the patriarchs (Joshua 24:3 ,Joshua 24:3,24:14-15 ; KJV has “on the other side of the flood”). From the perspective of those living in Persia, “beyond the river” meant on the west side of the Euphrates River. Darius I, the great organizer of the Persian empire, named his fifth satraphy “Beyond the River” (Ebir-nari). This satrapy included Syria and Palestine. The official Persian usage is reflected in the Books of Ezra (Ezekiel 4:10-20 ; Ezekiel 5:3 ,Ezekiel 5:3,5:6 ; Ezekiel 6:6 ,Ezekiel 6:6,6:8 ,Ezekiel 6:8,6:13 ; Ezekiel 7:21 ,Ezekiel 7:21,7:25 ; Ezekiel 8:36 ) and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 2:7 ,Nehemiah 2:7,2:9 ; Nehemiah 3:7 ).



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Beyond the River - From the perspective of those living in Palestine, “Beyond the River” meant on the east side of the Euphrates River. From the perspective of those living in Persia, “Beyond the River” meant on the west side of the Euphrates River. Darius I, the great organizer of the Persian empire, named his fifth satraphy “Beyond the River” (Ebir-nari)
Arzareth - A region Beyond the River from which the ten tribes are to return
Helam - The Aramæans from Beyond the River, whom Hadarezer summoned to his aid, came to Helam ( 2 Samuel 10:16 ) and were there met and defeated by David ( 2 Samuel 10:17 f
Abel-Misraim - the floor of Atad, Beyond the River Jordan, where Joseph, his brethren, and the Egyptians mourned for the death of Jacob, Genesis 50:11
Flood - ] ‘Beyond the River’) Joshua 24:14-15 , 2Es 13:44 , 1Ma 7:8
Beyond - On the further side of on the side most distant, at any indefinite distance from that side as beyond a river, or the sea, either a mile beyond, or a hundred miles Beyond the River
Reed - Thus it is threatened, "The Lord shall smite Israel as a reed is shaken in the water, and he shall root up Israel out of the good land which he gave to their fathers, and shall scatter them Beyond the River, because they have made their idol groves, provoking him to anger," 1 Kings 14:15
Ahijah - We have on record two of his remarkable prophecies, 1Kings 11:31-39, announcing the rending of the ten tribes from Solomon; and 1Kings 14:6-16, delivered to Jeroboam's wife, foretelling the death of Abijah the king's son, the destruction of Jeroboam's house, and the captivity of Israel "Beyond the River
Hadarezer - Helped by the Damascus Syrians (See HADAD); driven by David Beyond the River Euphrates (2 Samuel 8:3; 2 Samuel 8:5; 2 Samuel 10:6-9; 1 Chronicles 18:3; 1 Chronicles 19:7-19)
Persia, Persians - Asian empire of antiquity, whose power, moreover, was upon the whole consistently employed for the protection of the subject peoples, including in the great satrapy ‘Beyond the River’ the Hebrew community in Palestine which was reestablished by the generosity of Cyrus himself (see Ezra and Neh
Directions (Geographical) - At times a Babylonian/Assyrian viewpoint describes Palestine as the land of the Amorites, that is the wild west, or the land Beyond the River with reference to the Euphrates. From an Israelite perspective, however, the land Beyond the River refers to the east, across the Jordan (Joshua 24:2-3 )
From - ... From beyond, as from Beyond the River
Governor - (Ezra 4:7 ; 6:6 ) The "governor" Beyond the River had a judgment-seat beyond Jerusalem, from which probably he administered justice when making a progress through his province
Hebrew - " Abram in Palestine was to the inhabitants the stranger from Beyond the River (Genesis 14:13)
Ezra - Artaxerxes empowered him also to draw upon the royal treasurers Beyond the River for further supplies if necessary; also the decree added. "thou Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges which may judge all the people that are Beyond the River, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not
Euphrates - We have here an allusion to the Nero-legend which told that Nero had fled to the East, to the Medes and Persians, Beyond the River Euphrates, and would again cross the river accompanied by myriads of soldiers and make war on Rome (Sib
Brimstone - At the direction of his physicians, Herod the Great ‘went Beyond the River Jordan, and bathed himself in the warm baths that were at Callirrhoë, which, besides their other general virtues, were also fit to drink’ (Jos
Brimstone - At the direction of his physicians, Herod the Great ‘went Beyond the River Jordan, and bathed himself in the warm baths that were at Callirrhoë, which, besides their other general virtues, were also fit to drink’ (Jos
Judah - When Judah's exiles returned from Babylon, Zerubbabel was governor of Judah; Tattenai, satrap of Abarnaharah or Beyond the River; and Ushtannu, satrap of Babylon and Abarnaharah
Ahijah - ... Though blind with age he detected her, and announced that as Jeroboam had utterly failed in the one condition of continuance in the kingdom rent from David's house, which his former prophecy had laid down, namely, to keep God's commandments heartily as David did, Jeroboam's house should be taken away "as dung"; but that in reward for the good there was found in Abijah toward God, he alone should have an honorable burial (compare Isaiah 57:1-2), but that "Jehovah would smite Israel as a reed shaken in the water, and root up and scatter Israel Beyond the River," Euphrates
Manasseh - One half tribe of Manasseh settled Beyond the River Jordan, and possessed the country of Bashan, from the river Jabbok, to Mount Libanus; and the other half tribe of Manasseh settled on this side Jordan, and possessed the country between the tribe of Ephraim south, and the tribe of Issachar north, having the river Jordan east, and the Mediterranean Sea west, Joshua xvi; 17
Idolatry - Abraham's father's family served other gods Beyond the River Euphrates; and Laban had idols which Rachel brought along with her
Pontus - In that year, consequent upon the troubles due to the early death of Alexander the Great, a certain Mithradates was able to carve out for himself a kingdom Beyond the River Halys in N
Mesopotamia - About four hundred years after Cushan-Rishathaim, we find the northern parts of Mesopotamia in the hands of the Syrians of Zobah; as we are told, in 2 Samuel x, that Hadarezer, king of Zobah, after his defeat by Joab, "sent and brought out the Syrians that were Beyond the River" Euphrates
Persia - Later, Judah was in one named “Beyond the River
Galilee - Galilee contained four tribes, Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher; a part, also, of Dan, and part of Persia, that is, Beyond the River
God - Thus the governor of the province “Beyond the River” (i
Isaiah - ... Moses' general prophecy (Leviticus 26:33; Deuteronomy 28:64) had assumed more definiteness in Ahijah's specification of the direction of the exile, "Beyond the River," in Jeroboam's time 1 Kings 14:15), and Amos 5:27, "beyond Damascus"; and now the place is defined, Babylon
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - The terms “the river,” “the flood,” “the great river,” and “Beyond the River” (Joshua 24:2-3 ; Ezra 4:10-13 ; Nehemiah 2:7-9 ) refer to the Euphrates, historically a significant political and geographical boundary
Solomon - ... His might and greatness of dominion permanently impressed the oriental mind; Solomon is evidently alluded to in the Persian king Artaxerxes' answer, "there have been mighty kings over Jerusalem which have ruled overall countries Beyond the River; and toll, tribute, and custom was paid unto them
Government - Since Palestine was part of the Persian Empire, it fell under the jurisdiction of the provincial governor who oversaw "Beyond the River" (Ezra 5:6 )