2 Kings 18:
the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where are
the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered Samaria out of mine hand?
2 Kings 19:
the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
Isaiah 10: Is
not Calno as Carchemish? is
not Hamath as Arpad? is
not Samaria as Damascus?
Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is
sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
A Syrian city, associated with Hamath, 2 Kings 18:34 ; 19:1-37 ; Isaiah 10:9 ; 36:19 and with Damascus, Jeremiah 49:23 . Its site is unknown.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Isaiah 10:9 ; 36:19 ; 37:13 ), also Arphad, support, a Syrian city near Hamath, along with which it is invariably mentioned (2 Kings 19:13 ; 18:34 ; Isaiah 10:9 ), and Damascus (Jeremiah 49:23 ). After a siege of three years it fell (B.C. 742) before the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser II. Now Tell Erfud.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
A city dependent on Damascus, and always named with Hamath (now Hamah on the Orontes). It fell before Sennacherib (2 Kings 18:34; Isaiah 10:9).
Holman Bible Dictionary
(ahr' pawd) or ARPHAD A city-state in northern Syria closely identified with Hamath. The Rab-shakeh, representing Sennacherib, Assyria's king, taunted the people of Judah in 701 B.C. (2 Kings 10:34 ; 2 Kings 19:13 ). He reminded the people walled up in Jerusalem that the gods of Arpad did not save it from Sennacherib. Isaiah mimicked such statements, saying Assyria was only a rod of Yahweh's anger and would soon face punishment for its pride (Isaiah 10:5-19 ). Jeremiah noted Arpad's confusion as he pronounced doom on Damascus (Jeremiah 49:23 ). Arpad is modern tell Erfad about 25 miles north of Aleppo. Assyrian kings Adadnirari (806 B.C.), Ashurninari (754 B.C.), Tiglath-pileser (740 B.C.), and Sargon (720 B.C.) all mention victories over Arpad.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
ARPAD . A city of Syria north-west of Aleppo ( 2 Kings 18:34 ; 2 Kings 19:13 , Isaiah 10:9 ; Isaiah 36:19 ; Isaiah 37:13 , Jeremiah 49:28 ). Now the ruin Tell Erfud .
Hitchcock's Bible Names
The light of redemption
People's Dictionary of the Bible
Arpad (är'pâd), or Arphad (är'făd), strong city. A town or region in Syria, near Hamath, 2 Kings 18:34; Isaiah 10:9, dependent on Damascus, Jeremiah 49:23.
Arpad - He reminded the people walled up in Jerusalem that the gods of Arpad did not save it from Sennacherib. Jeremiah noted Arpad's confusion as he pronounced doom on Damascus (Jeremiah 49:23 ). Arpad is modern tell Erfad about 25 miles north of Aleppo. ) all mention victories over Arpad
Arpad - Arpad (är'pâd), or Arphad (är'făd), strong city
Arpad - Arpad
Calneh, Calno - Calneh, linked with Hamath and Gath in Amos 6:2 , is probably the Kulnia (Kullani) associated with Arpad and Hadrach, Syrian cities, in the Assyrian ‘tribute’ lists, Kullanhu now six miles from Arpad
Arvad - It is probably the same as Arpad and Arphad
Calneh - This Calneh may be modern Kullan Koy in northern Syria, six miles from Arpad
Sargon - States under Ilu-bihdi, who drew Hamath, Arpad, Damascus, and Palestine into revolt
Tiglath-Pileser - of Ararat at Arpad. Arpad, however, revolted again, and was for three years the objective of Tiglath-pileser’s expeditions (b
Assyria - 740) Arpad, near Aleppo, after a siege of three years, and reduced Hamath
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
Evil - In Jeremiah 49:23 , Hamath and Arpad hear evil tidings about the fall of Damascusevil to them because Damascus was their ally and her fall portends their own fates