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sepharvaim

sepharvaim


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Sepharvaim 
  taken  by  Sargon,  king  of  Assyria  (2  Kings  17:24;  18:34;  19:13; 
  Isa.  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}.) 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Sepharvaim,  the  two  books;  the  two  scribes