Character Study on Arba

Character Study on Arba

Genesis 23: And Sarah died in Kirjatharba; the same is Hebron in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.
Genesis 35: And Jacob came unto Isaac his father unto Mamre, unto the city of Arbah, which is Hebron, where Abraham and Isaac sojourned.
Joshua 14: And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.
Joshua 15: And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.
Joshua 15: And Humtah, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, and Zior; nine cities with their villages:
Joshua 20: And they appointed Kedesh in Galilee in mount Naphtali, and Shechem in mount Ephraim, and Kirjatharba, which is Hebron, in the mountain of Judah.
Joshua 21: And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it.
Judges 1: And Judah went against the Canaanites that dwelt in Hebron: (now the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba:) and they slew Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai.
2 Samuel 23: Abialbon the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Barhumite,
1 Chronicles 11: Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite,
1 Chronicles 26: At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.
Nehemiah 11: And for the villages, with their fields, some of the children of Judah dwelt at Kirjatharba, and in the villages thereof, and at Dibon, and in the villages thereof, and at Jekabzeel, and in the villages thereof,
Acts 28: And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold.
Acts 28: And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
Romans 1: I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.
1 Corinthians 14: Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian unto me.
Colossians 3: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Kirjath-Arba
Kirjath-arba (kir'jath-är'bah), R. V., Kiriath-arba. The city of Arba, Arba being its founder, or the city of Four—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam having been buried there—is mentioned Genesis 23:2; Genesis 35:27; Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:13; Joshua 15:54; Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11; Judges 1:10; Nehemiah 11:25. See Hebron and Mamre.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Arba
An ancestor of the Anakim, and founder of Hebron, to which he gave its ancient name, Joshua 15:13 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Arba
Four
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Kirjath Arba
"the city of Arba" the Anakite (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 23:2; Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:54; Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11; Nehemiah 11:25). Hebron was the original name, then Mamre ("the sacred grove near the town"), then Kirjath Caleb restored the name Hebron. (See HEBRON.)

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Arba
('Αr Βaal "hero of Baal".) Progenitor of the Anakim. From him their city Hebron got its name, Kirjath Arba (Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:13; Joshua 21:11). Hebron it was first called, then Mamre, then Kirjath Arba, then it resumed its first name (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 23:2).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Kirjath-Arba
City of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q.v.), so called from the name of its founder, one of the Anakim (Genesis 23:2 ; 35:27 ; Joshua 15:13 ). It was given to Caleb by Joshua as his portion. The Jews interpret the name as meaning "the city of the four", i.e., of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam, who were all, as they allege, buried there.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Kiriath-Arba
(kihr' ih ath-ahr' buh) Place name meaning, “city of Arba” or “city of four.” The ancient name for the city of Hebron (Joshua 15:54 ). It was the chief city in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:54 ) and was both a Levitical city (Joshua 21:11 ) and a city of refuge (Joshua 20:7 ). Caleb captured the city for Israel (Joshua 15:13-14 ). Bible students dispute the origin of the name. According to some, Kiriath-Arba was originally named after Arba the Anakite hero (Joshua 14:15 ; see Joshua 15:13 ). Others point to the nearby cave of Machpelah where, according to Jewish tradition, Adam, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were buried—thus, “city of four.” See Levitical Cities ; Cities of Refuge ; Hebron .



Holman Bible Dictionary - Kirjath-Arba
(kihr' jath-ahr' buh) KJV spelling of Kiriath-Arba. See Kiriath-Arba .



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Kiriath-Arba
KIRIATH-ARBA is used as a name for Hebron (wh. see) in Genesis 23:2 etc. Only in Genesis 35:27 and Nehemiah 11:25 is Arba‘ written with the article. The city may have been so called as the seat of a confederacy between four men or tribes, or the name may be = Tetrapolis , ‘the city of four quarters.’ The Heb. text explains it as ‘the city of Arba,’ ‘the greatest man among the Anakim’ (Jos 14:16 RV [Note: Revised Version.] ), or ‘the father of Anak’ ( Joshua 15:13 ; Joshua 21:11 ). In the first passage LXX [Note: Septuagint.] reads ‘the city Argob, the metropolis of the Anakim’: in the second ‘the city Arbok, metropolis,’ etc. Perhaps in the last two, therefore, we should read ’çm , ‘mother,’ i.e . ‘mother-city,’ instead of ’abi , ‘father.’

W. Ewing.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Arba, Arbah
Father of Anak, head of the Anakim, who were also giants. Numbers 13:33 . Their city was Hebron. Genesis 35:27 ; Joshua 14:15 ; Joshua 15:13 ; Joshua 21:11 . The 'city of Arba' is elsewhere called KIRJATH-ARBA,which was afterwards called HEBRON.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Arba
ARBA is named ‘the father of the Anak’ in Joshua 14:15 (so read also Joshua 21:11 , cf. Joshua 15:13 ). This means simply that he was the founder of the city which bore his name; that is Kiriath-arba, later Hebron (wh. see), where was a chief seat of the Anakim.

J. F. McCurdy.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Kirjath-Arba
City of four; fourth city
Holman Bible Dictionary - Arba
(ahr' buh) Personal name meaning, “four.” Father of Anak for whom Kiriath-arba was named (Joshua 14:15 ; Joshua 15:13 ). The city became known as Hebron. Arba was the outstanding warrior among the Anakim. See Anakim.



The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Kirjath-Arba
The city of four; Arba, four, being joined to it, Joshua 15:13.

See Cities of Refuge.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Arba
Arba. Genesis 35:27. See Hebron.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Kirjath-Arba
See HEBRON .

Chabad Knowledge Base - Arba shomrim
(lit. "four guardians") A "shomer," or guardian, is someone responsible for an object belonging to another. The Torah describes four types of guardians, each with a varying degree of responsibility: 1) the unpaid guardian, 2) the paid guardian, 3) the borrower and 4) the renter.

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Kirjath-Arba - (kihr' jath-ahr' buh) KJV spelling of Kiriath-Arba. See Kiriath-Arba
Kirjath-Arba - Kirjath-Arba (kir'jath-är'bah), R. , Kiriath-Arba. The city of Arba, Arba being its founder, or the city of Four—Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Adam having been buried there—is mentioned Genesis 23:2; Genesis 35:27; Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:13; Joshua 15:54; Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11; Judges 1:10; Nehemiah 11:25
Arba - ” Father of Anak for whom Kiriath-Arba was named (Joshua 14:15 ; Joshua 15:13 ). Arba was the outstanding warrior among the Anakim
Arba, Arbah - The 'city of Arba' is elsewhere called KIRJATH-Arba,which was afterwards called HEBRON
Arba - Arba
Kir'Jath-ar'ba - (the city of Arba ), an early name of the city which after the conquest is generally known as HEBRON . (Joshua 14:15 ; Judges 1:10 ) The identity of Kirjath-Arba with Hebron is constantly asserted
Arba - From him their city Hebron got its name, Kirjath Arba (Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:13; Joshua 21:11). Hebron it was first called, then Mamre, then Kirjath Arba, then it resumed its first name (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 23:2)
Anak - Anak, father of the Anakim, was son of Arba, who gave his name to Kirjath-Arba, or Hebron. Caleb, assisted by the tribe of Judah, took Kirjath- Arba, and destroyed the Anakim, A
Arba - Arba is named ‘the father of the Anak’ in Joshua 14:15 (so read also Joshua 21:11 , cf. This means simply that he was the founder of the city which bore his name; that is Kiriath-Arba, later Hebron (wh
ar'Bah - Hebron, or Kirjath-Arba, as "the city of Arbah" is always rendered elsewhere
Kiriath-Arba - (kihr' ih ath-ahr' buh) Place name meaning, “city of Arba” or “city of four. According to some, Kiriath-Arba was originally named after Arba the Anakite hero (Joshua 14:15 ; see Joshua 15:13 )
Anak - Long-necked, the son of Arba, father of the Anakim (Joshua 15:13 ; 21:11 , Heb
Kirjath-Arba - The city of four; Arba, four, being joined to it, Joshua 15:13
Kiriath-Arba - KIRIATH-Arba is used as a name for Hebron (wh. Only in Genesis 35:27 and Nehemiah 11:25 is Arba‘ written with the article. text explains it as ‘the city of Arba,’ ‘the greatest man among the Anakim’ (Jos 14:16 RV [Note: Revised Version
ar'ba - (city of the four ), the progenitor of the Anakim, or sons of Anak, from whom their chief city, HEBRON , received its name of Kirjath-Arba
Kirjatharba - The Canaanitish name, signifying 'city of Arba,' of the city afterwards called HEBRON, q
an'Akim - (long-necked ), a race of giants, descendants of Arba, ( Joshua 15:13 ; 21:11 ) dwelling in the southern part of Canaan, and particularly at Hebron, which from their progenitor received the name of "city of Arba
Talmai - One ofthe Anakim of Kirjath-Arba, slain by Caleb's men
Kirjath Arba - "the city of Arba" the Anakite (Genesis 13:18; Genesis 23:2; Joshua 14:15; Joshua 15:54; Joshua 20:7; Joshua 21:11; Nehemiah 11:25)
Anakim - Descended from Arba (Joshua 15:13; Joshua 21:11), dwelling in the S. Hebron was called from him Kirjath Arba, i. city of Arba
Anak, Plural Anakim - Famous giants in Palestine, descended from Arba, founder of the city Hebron
Kirjath-Arba - City of Arba, the original name of Hebron (q
he'Bron - (Genesis 13:18 ) Its original name was Kirjath-Arba, (Judges 1:10 ) "the city of Arba;" so called from Arba the father of Anak
Anak, Anakim - Arba was a hero of the Anakim (Judges 14:15 )
Anak, Anakim - Son of Arba, and his descendants
Anakim - , men of tall stature, Anak, the son of Arba, had three sons, who were giants, and were founders of a Canaanitish tribe, famous for their stature and fierceness
Hebron - A city in the hill country of Judah, originally Kirjath (the city of) Arba (Joshua 15:13; Joshua 14:15). "Arba was a great man among the Anakims, father of Anak. Hebron was the original name, changed to Kirjath Arba during Israel's sojourn in Egypt, and restored by Caleb, to whom it was given at the conquest of Palestine (Genesis 23:2; Joshua 14:13-15). ... On the return from Babylon some of the children of Judah dwelt in Kirjath Arba (Nehemiah 11:25)
Talmai - One of the three giant sons of Anak slain at Hebron or Kirjath Arba (their dwelling place at the time of the spies, Numbers 13:22) by the men of Judah under Caleb (Judges 1:10; Joshua 15:14)
Hebron - An ancient town of Palestine, about 20 miles south of Jerusalem, first called Kirjath-Arba, or city of Arba
Anak, Anakim - See also Arba
Hebron - Its earlier name was Kirjath-Arba (Genesis 23:2 ; Joshua 14:15 ; 15:3 ). But "Hebron would appear to have been the original name of the city, and it was not till after Abraham's stay there that it received the name Kirjath-Arba, who [i. , Arba] was not the founder but the conqueror of the city, having led thither the tribe of the Anakim, to which he belonged
Hebron - Some think it was founded by Arba, one of the oldest giants in Palestine; for which reason it was called Kirjath-Arba, or Arba's city, Joshua 14:15 ; which name was afterward changed to that of Hebron, Joshua 15:13 . Arba was the father of Anak; and from Anak the giants, called Anakim, took their name, who were still dwelling at Hebron when Joshua conquered the land of Canaan
Hit'Tits - 'They were then settled at the town which was afterwards, under its new name of Hebron, to become one of the most famous cities of Palestine, and which then bore the name of Kir-jath-Arba
Caleb - Though the Anakim were in possession he was victorious and inherited Kirjath-Arba, or Hebron
Caleb - Forty-five years afterwards Caleb came to Joshua and claimed possession of the land of the Anakim, Kirjath-Arba or Hebron, and the neighboring hill country
Mamre - " And in Genesis 35:27 , it is said, that "Jacob came unto Isaac his father, unto Mamre, unto the city of Arba, which is Hebron
ca'Leb - Fortyfive years afterwards Caleb came to Joshua and claimed possession of the land of the Anakim, Kirjath-Arba or Hebron, and the neighboring hill country
Hebron - The city was built seven years before 'Zoan in Egypt' and had been formerly called KIRJATH-Arba It was thus one of the most ancient cities known in the world
Hebron - Hebron was also known as Kiriath-Arba and Mamre
Hittites - ) A peaceable and commercial people when first brought before us at Kirjath Arba or Hebron (Genesis 23:19; Genesis 25:9)
Beersheba - Seven ancient wells exist here, and it has been suggested that these gave its name to the locality; the suffixed numeral being perhaps due to the influence of the syntax of some pre-Semitic language, as in Kiriath-Arba (‘Tetrapolis’)
Sarah, Sarai, Sara - ... Sarah lived to the age of 127, and died in Kirjath-Arba, and was buried in the cave of Machpelah, which was purchased as a burying place
Refuge - They are called Kedesh, Shechem, KirjothArba, or Hebron. The third name of those cities of refuge, Kirjath-Arba, which is Hebron. (Kirjath-Arba means the city of four, from Arba, four) Hebron signifies unity, fellowship, concord, or the like
Caleb - The last notice we have of Caleb is when (being then eighty-five years of age) he came to Joshua at the camp at Gilgal, after the people had gained possession of the land, and reminded him of the promise Moses had made to him, by virtue of which he claimed a certain portion of the land of Kirjath-Arba as his inheritance (Joshua 14:6-15 ; 15:13-15 ; 21:10-12 ; 1 Samuel 25:2,3 ; 30:14 )
Hebron - It was anciently called Kirjath-Arba, (see Genesis 14:13-24 23:2-19 35:27
Hebron - ’ Its original name seems to have been Kiriath-Arba ( i
Hebron - When Sarah died, the place was called Kirjath-Arba; and the population was predominantly Hittite (Genesis 23:2 ; Joshua 14:15 ; Joshua 15:54 ; Judges 1:10 )
Hittites - They were then settled at Kirjath-Arba
Mountain Range - A further extension of this meaning applies this word to an area which is primarily mountainous; the word focuses on the territory in general rather than on the mountains in particular: “And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah, with the suburbs thereof round about it” (Josh
Caleb - even the city of Arba, father of Anak-Hebron," it is implied that he was not by birth of Judah, but was given his portion in that tribe by the special command of the" God of Israel
Dress (2) - There are, however, two special garments which are worn by orthodox Jews the world over; these are the tallîth and the Arba‘ kanphôth. At the four corners are the zizith, and the garment is known as the ‘four corners,’ Arba‘ kanphôth, or sometimes as the tallîth katon, or small tallîth. As the earliest mention of the Arba‘ kanphôth is in 1350, it is manifest that it cannot have existed in NT times
Giant - In addition to the Rephaim of Bashan, the Zuzim or Zamzummim, and the Emim, on the east of Jordan, the Anakim in the southwest and south for Arba, the traditional founder of Hebron, is described as the progenitor of the Anakim ( Joshua 15:13 ) we find traces of Rephaim in the well-known valley of that name near Jerusalem ( Joshua 15:8-9 ), and apparently also in the territory of Ephraim ( Joshua 17:16 )
Abraham - His third resting place was Mamre, near Hebron ("association", namely, that of Abraham, Mamre, Eshcol, and Aner; next called Kirjath Arba; then it resumed its old name, Hebron, the future capital of Judah). Sarah died at Kirjath Arba, whither Abraham had returned from Beersheba
Land (of Israel) - ... Three cities of refuge—Kedesh in Galilee, Shechem, and Kirjath Arba (Hebron)were located "in the land" (Deuteronomy 19:1-3 ), but provision was made for three more, two of which were outside the land when the territory was enlarged (Joshua 20:1-9 )
Abram - He seems to have removed from Beer-sheba to Kirjath-Arba or Hebron; and there Sarah died when he was 137
Dress - It probably came to the Hebrews from Babylonia through the medium of the Canaanites, and survives to-day in the ‘little tallith’ or Arba kanphoth of the Jews (see Fringes)
Judea - Philip, a strong place on the road to Hebron, ten miles south of Jerusalem; Ziph, a small town between Hebron and the Dead Sea; Zoar, at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, near the situation of Sodom; Hebron, formerly Kirjath-Arba, a very ancient town in a hilly country, twenty-five miles south of the capital; Arad, about twenty- four miles southward from Hebron, and near the Ascensus Avrabim, or Scorpion Mountains, on the border of Arabia Petraea; and Thamar, on the southern limit of the province, near the south extremity of the Dead Sea
Babel - ... This early Babylonian empire, which subsequently to Chedorlaomer's reign in Elam lasted 458 years, fell by the revision of bArbarian hordes, probably Arabs. The southern tetrarchy (Arba lisun , "the four tongues," or kiprat 'Arbat , "the four nations") consisted of Ur, Huruk, Nipur, and Larsa or Laruncha, answering to the scriptural Ur of the Chaldees, Erech, Calneh, and Ellasar
Bible - Ezra also changed the old names of several places that were become obsolete, putting instead of them the new names by which they were at that time called; instances of which occur in Genesis 14:4 , where Dan is substituted for Laish, and in several places in Genesis, and also in Numbers, where Hebron is put for Kirjath Arba, &c