What does Sepharvaim mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
סְפַרְוָ֑יִם a city in Syria conquered by the king of Assyria. 2
וּסְפַרְוַ֔יִם a city in Syria conquered by the king of Assyria. 1
סְפַרְוַ֖יִם a city in Syria conquered by the king of Assyria. 1
؟ סְפַרְוָ֑יִם a city in Syria conquered by the king of Assyria. 1

Definitions Related to Sepharvaim

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   1 a city in Syria conquered by the king of Assyria.
      1a perhaps near the modern ‘Mosaib’ and on the Euphrates above Babylon.
      Additional Information: Sepharvaim = “the two Sipparas”.
      

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Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Sepharvaim
SEPHARVAIM . 1 . A city mentioned in 2 Kings 18:34 ( Isaiah 36:19 ) and Isaiah 19:13 ( Isaiah 37:13 ) as among those captured by the Assyrians, all apparently in Syria. Probably it answers to the Shabara’in named in the Babylonian Chronicle as taken just before the fall of Samaria. Sibraim of Ezekiel 47:8 may then be the same city. 2 . A word of exactly the same form as the above occurs in 2 Kings 17:24-31 as the name of a place whose inhabitants were deported to Samaria. The context favours the supposition that the famous city Sippar in North Babylonia is intended. Probably the similarity between the words led some early copyist to write Sepharvaim by mistake.
J. F. McCurdy.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Sepharvaim
Taken by Sargon, king of Assyria (2 Kings 17:24 ; 18:34 ; 19:13 ; Isaiah 37:13 ). It was a double city, and received the common name Sepharvaim, i.e., "the two Sipparas," or "the two booktowns." The Sippara on the east bank of the Euphrates is now called Abu-Habba; that on the other bank was Accad, the old capital of Sargon I., where he established a great library. (See SARGON .) The recent discovery of cuneiform inscriptions at Tel el-Amarna in Egypt, consisting of official despatches to Pharaoh Amenophis IV. and his predecessor from their agents in Palestine, proves that in the century before the Exodus an active literary intercourse was carried on between these nations, and that the medium of the correspondence was the Babylonian language and script. (See KIRJATH-SEPHER.)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Sepharvaim
(SSee fahr vay' ihm) Racial name of foreign origin. Peoples the Assyrians conquered and resettled in Israel to replace the Israelites they deported in 722 B.C. (2 Kings 17:24 ). The name may represent the two Sippars on the Euphrates River or Shabarain in Syria. It may be the same as Sibraim in Syria (Ezekiel 47:16 ), a border in Ezekiel's promised restoration of Israel. Despite Assyria's claims, Sepharvaim's gods could not compare with Yahweh, the God of Israel (2 Kings 19:12-13 ; compare 2 Kings 17:31 ).
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Sepharvaim
We read (Genesis 10:30) of an antient mount in the east called Sephar—and it is probable that the Sepharvaims were of this land; but from whence the name is, it is difficult to say. Sepher means book, or scribe; but we know of no writings or books before Moses. When Shalmeneser, king of Assyria, had besieged Samaria, and carried away the children of Israel captive, we are told that he brought men from Sepharvaim and other places, and put them in Samaria. (See 2 Kings 17:24) But what is most worthy our notice is, that in the Lord's displeasure with Israel he should not only cause his people to be led into captivity, but Samaria to be inhabited by idolaters. Those Sepharvites, We are told, burnt their children in the fire to their dunghill idol. (See 2 Kings 17:24-41, which is an interesting record.)
I hope the reader will, make a suitable application from this affecting account. The Lord hath promised that his church, which is founded upon a rock, shall never be removed, neither shall the gates of hell prevail against it; but he hath no where promised that that church shall be confined to any nation or kingdom. The golden candlestick is a moveable furniture in the Lord's house; and the Lord hath said to a sinful land that he will "come unto it quickly, and remove their candlestick out of his place." The Lord Jesus said this to the once flourishing church of Ephesus; and the Lord fulfilled the awful threatening. For where is now that church? yea, where are now the seven flourishing, churches of Asia? Alas! there is not a vestige of either remaining. And they are now the huts of a few miserable fishermen the ignorant followers of Mahometan superstition. (Revelation 2:1-29 and Revelation 3:1-22 throughout.) Oh, that the Lord may raise up a praying seed to wrestle with him night and day for our sinful land!
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Sepharvaim
From southern Ava, Cuthah, and Hamath, the Assyrian king brought colonists to people Samaria, after the ten tribes were deported (2 Kings 17:24). Rabshakeh and Sennacherib (2 Kings 18:34; 2 Kings 19:13) boastingly refer to Assyria's conquest of Sepharvaim as showing the hopelessness of Samaria's resistance (Isaiah 36:19): "where are the gods of Hamath ... Sepharvaim? have they (the gods of Hamath and Sepharvaim) delivered Samaria out of my hand?" How just the retribution in kind, that Israel having chosen the gods of Hamath and Sepharvaim should be sent to Hamath and Sepharvaim as their place of exile, and that the people of Hamath and Sepharvaim should be sent to the land of Israel to replace the Israelites! (Proverbs 1:31; Jeremiah 2:19).
Sepharvaim is Sippara, N. of Babylon, built on both banks of Euphrates (or of the canal nahr Αgane ), from whence arises its dual form, -aim , "the two Sipparas." Above the nahr Μalka . The one Sippara was called Sipar-sa-samas , i.e. consecrated to Samas "the sun god"; the other, Sipar-sa-Αnunit , consecrated to "the goddess Anunit". The Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "male and female powers of the sun"; on the monuments Sepharvaim is called "Sepharvaim of the sun."(See ADRAMMELECH; ANAMMELECH.)
Nebuchadnezzar built the old temple, as the sacred spot where Xisuthrus deposited the antediluvian annals before entering the ark, from whence his posterity afterward recovered them (Berosus Fragm. 2:501; 4:280). Part of Sepharvaim was called Αgana from Nebuchadnezzar's reservoir adjoining. Sepharvaim is shortened into Sivra and Sura , the seat of a famed Jewish school. Mosaib now stands near its site. The name Sippara means "the city of books." The Berosian fragments designate it Ρantibiblia , ("all books"). Here probably was a library, similar to that found at Nineveh, and which has been in part deciphered by G. Smith and others.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Sepharvaim
Place conquered by Assyria, and from whence people were sent to colonise Samaria. 2 Kings 17:24,31 ; 2 Kings 18:34 ; 2 Kings 19:13 ; Isaiah 36:19 ; Isaiah 37:13 . Identified with Sippara , on the Euphrates, 33 5' N, 44 15' E .
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Sepharvaim
The two books; the two scribes
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Sepharvaim
a country of Assyria, 2 Kings 17:24 ; 2 Kings 17:31 . This province cannot now be exactly delineated in respect to its situation. The Scripture speaks of the king of the city of Sepharvaim, which probably was the capital of the people of this name, 2 Kings 19:13 ; Isaiah 37:13 .
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Sepharvaim
When Shalmaneser king of Assyria carried away Israel from Samaria to beyond the Euphrates, he sent people in their stead into Palestine, among whom were the Sepharvaim, 2 Kings 17:24,31 . That Sepharvaim was a small district under its own king, is apparent from 2 Kings 19:13 ; Isaiah 37:13 . It may, with most probability, be assigned to Mesopotamia, because it is named along with other places in that region, and because Ptolemy mentions a city of a similar name, Sipphara, as the most southern of Mesopotamia.

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Sepharvaim - Rabshakeh and Sennacherib (2 Kings 18:34; 2 Kings 19:13) boastingly refer to Assyria's conquest of Sepharvaim as showing the hopelessness of Samaria's resistance (Isaiah 36:19): "where are the gods of Hamath . Sepharvaim? have they (the gods of Hamath and Sepharvaim) delivered Samaria out of my hand?" How just the retribution in kind, that Israel having chosen the gods of Hamath and Sepharvaim should be sent to Hamath and Sepharvaim as their place of exile, and that the people of Hamath and Sepharvaim should be sent to the land of Israel to replace the Israelites! (Proverbs 1:31; Jeremiah 2:19). ...
Sepharvaim is Sippara, N. The Sepharvites burned their children in fire to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the "male and female powers of the sun"; on the monuments Sepharvaim is called "Sepharvaim of the sun. Part of Sepharvaim was called Αgana from Nebuchadnezzar's reservoir adjoining. Sepharvaim is shortened into Sivra and Sura , the seat of a famed Jewish school
Sepharvites - (ssee fahr' vitess) Citizens of Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:31 )
Sepharvites - The inhabitants of Sepharvaim: they burnt their children in the fire to their gods
Ivah - Now Hit, on the Euphrates, between Sippara (Sepharvaim) and Anah (Hena), with which it was apparently united politically. Sennacherib boasts that the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah, were powerless to resist him. From Ivah, along with Babylon, Cuthah, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, the king of Assyria (Esar-haddon) brought people to colonize Samaria
Sepharvaim - When Shalmaneser king of Assyria carried away Israel from Samaria to beyond the Euphrates, he sent people in their stead into Palestine, among whom were the Sepharvaim, 2 Kings 17:24,31 . That Sepharvaim was a small district under its own king, is apparent from 2 Kings 19:13 ; Isaiah 37:13
Sibraim - Some would identify it with Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:24 )
Hena - It is identified with the modern Anah, lying on the right bank of the Euphrates, not far from Sepharvaim
Anammelech - The idol of Sepharvaim, introduced into Samaria by the Assyrian settlers (2 Kings 17:31)
Anammelech - One of the gods of Sepharvaim, whose worship was introduced by the colonists into Samaria
Anam'Melech - (image of the king ), one of the idols worshipped by the colonists introduced into Samaria from Sepharvaim
Adrammelech -
An idol; a form of the sun-god worshipped by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim (2Kings 17:31), and brought by the Sepharvite colonists into Samaria
Anammelech - One of the gods worshipped by the people of Sepharvaim, who colonized Samaria (2 Kings 17:31 )
Ivah - It lay on the Euphrates, between Sepharvaim and Henah, and is supposed by some to have been the Ahava of (Ezra 8:15 )
Sepharvaim - Sepharvaim . Probably the similarity between the words led some early copyist to write Sepharvaim by mistake
i'Vah - Isai 37:13 In connection with Hena and Sepharvaim, and once, (2 Kings 17:24 ) in connection with Babylon and Cuthah, must be sought in Babylonia, and is probably identical with the modern Hit, on the Euphrates
Sepharvaim - The Scripture speaks of the king of the city of Sepharvaim, which probably was the capital of the people of this name, 2 Kings 19:13 ; Isaiah 37:13
Ivvah - A city named in 2 Kings 18:34 ; 2 Kings 19:13 , Isaiah 37:13 , along with Sepharvaim and Hena, as conquered by the Assyrians
Parvaim - Abbreviated front Sepharvaim, which stands in Syriac version and the targum of Jonathan for Sephar (Zaphar a seaport on the coast of Hadramaut; Genesis 10:30, Knobel)
Agade - It stood near Sippara or Sepharvaim (wh
Anammelech - A god worshipped by captives transplanted from Sepharvaim to Samaria by the Assyrians ( 2 Kings 17:24 )
Adrammelech - One of the idols adored by the Sepharvaim, who were settled in Samaria
Hena - Associated with Sepharvaim or Sippara (now Mosaib), probably therefore in Babylonia or on the Euphrates
Adram'Melech -
The name of an idol introduced into Samaria by the colonists from Sepharvaim
Adrammelech (1) - was also one of the gods adored by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim, who were settled in the country of Samaria, in the room of the Israelites, who were carried beyond the Euphrates
Adrammelech - One of the gods adored by the inhabitants of Sepharvaim, who settled in Samaria, in the stead of those Israelites who were carried beyond the Euphrates
Sepharvaim - It was a double city, and received the common name Sepharvaim, i
Adrammelech - A god of the city of Sepharvaim
Remphan - " The men of Babylon made Succoth-benoth; and the men of Cush made Nergal; and the men of Hamath made Ashima; and the Avites made Nibhaz and Tartak; and the Sepharvites burnt their children in the fire to Adrammelech, and Anammalach, the gods of Sepharvaim
Chalde'a, - The most important of those which have been identified are Borsippa ( Birs-Nimrun ), Sippara or Sepharvaim ( Mosaib ), Cutha ( Ibrahim ), Calneh ( Niffer ), Erech ( Warka ), Ur ( Mugheir ), Chilmad ( Kalwadha ), Larancha ( Senkereh ), Is ( Hit ), Durabe ( Akkerkuf ); but besides these there were a multitude of others, the sites of which have not been determined
Accad - (See Sepharvaim ) It is also the name of the country of which this city was the capital, namely, northern or upper Babylonia
Sepharvaim - We read (Genesis 10:30) of an antient mount in the east called Sephar—and it is probable that the Sepharvaims were of this land; but from whence the name is, it is difficult to say. When Shalmeneser, king of Assyria, had besieged Samaria, and carried away the children of Israel captive, we are told that he brought men from Sepharvaim and other places, and put them in Samaria
Ephraim - 435) is certainly right in rejecting the identification of Sapfurim with Sepharvaim (" translation="">2 Kings 17:24) put forward by Resch (TU x
Chaldaea - Borsippa is Birs-Nimrud now; Sepharvaim or Sippara, Mosaib; Cutha, Ibrahim; Chilmad, Calwadha; Larancha, Senkereh; Is, Hit, where the canal leaving the Euphrates at the point where the alluvial plain begins passed along the whole edge of the plain, and fell into the Persian gulf. Their seats of learning were Borsippa, Ur, Babylon, and Sepharvaim
Bethel - " After the overthrow of Israel, the king of Assyria sent one of the Israelite priests to settle at Bethel, and teach the new settlers from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, "the manner of the god of the land," and "how they should fear Jehovah" (2 Kings 17:27-28)
Babylon, Kingdom of - Among its chief cities may be mentioned Ur (now Mugheir or Mugayyar), on the western bank of the Euphrates; Uruk, or Erech (Genesis 10:10 ) (now Warka), between Ur and Babylon; Larsa (now Senkereh), the Ellasar of Genesis 14:1 , a little to the east of Erech; Nipur (now Niffer), south-east of Babylon; Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:24 ), "the two Sipparas" (now Abu-Habba), considerably to the north of Babylon; and Eridu, "the good city" (now Abu-Shahrein), which lay originally on the shore of the Persian Gulf, but is now, owing to the silting up of the sand, about 100 miles distant from it
Tiglath Pileser - Tiglath Pileser took Sippara (Sepharvaim) in Babylonia
Samaritans - When the inhabitants of Samaria and of the adjacent country were carried away by Shalmanezer king of Assyria, he sent in their place colonies from Babylonia, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim, with which the Israelites who remained in the land became intermingled, and were ultimately amalgamated into one people, 2 Kings 17:24-41
Samar'Itans - (Ivah,) (2 Kings 18:34 ) and from Hamath, and front Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel and they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof
Sanhedrim - After the return from Babylon, it remained at Jerusalem, as it is said, to the time of the sicarii or assassins; afterward it was removed to Jamnia, thence to Jericho, to Uzzah, to Sepharvaim, to Bethsamia, to Sephoris, and last of all to Tiberias, where it continued till its utter extinction
Samaria - After Shalmaneser's capture of Samaria and carrying away of Israel to Halah and Habor, and in the cities of the Medes (2 Kings 17:5-6; 2 Kings 17:23-24), Esarhaddon or Asnapper planted "instead" men of Babylon (where Esarhaddon resided in part: 2 Chronicles 33:11), Cuthah, Ava, and Sepharvaim (Ezra 4:2-3; Ezra 4:10)
Exile - The Assyrians brought into Samaria people from Babylon, Cuthah, Ava, Hamath, and Sepharvaim (2 Kings 17:24 ; Ezra 4:10 )
Blasphemy - Hath any of the gods of the nations delivered his land out of the hand of the king of Assyria? Where are the gods of Hamath and of Arpad? Where are the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Iva? Have they delivered Samaria out of my hand? Who are they, among all the gods of the countries, that have delivered their country out of mine hand, that Jehovah should deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand?" 2 Kings 18:30 ; 2 Kings 18:33-35
Assur - However the inscriptions of Sargon, king of Agane near Sippars (Sepharvaim), describe his conquests in Elam and Syria, and his advance to the Mediterranean coast, where he set up a monument 1600 B
Babel - The northern tetrarchy consisted of Babylon, Borsippa, and Sippara (Sepharvaim): Genesis 10:10-12