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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Chald. only in the plur. emphatic, Arkevaye', אִרְכְּוָיֵא ; Sept. Ἀρχυαῖοι ), one of the nations transplanted by the Assyrians in place of the captive Samaritans, and who joined afterward in opposing the returned Jews (Ezra 4:9), probably inhabitants of the city ERECH (See ERECH) (q.v.), mentioned (Genesis 10:10) as an early settlement of Nimrod.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Archevite'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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