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Bible Names A-G: Arba


Arba in Easton's Bible Dictionary four, a giant, father of Anak. From him the city of Hebron derived its name of Kirjath-arba, i.e., the city of Araba (Josh. 14:15; 15:13; 21:11; Gen. 13:18; 23:2). (See HEBRON -T0001712.)

Arba in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ('Ar Baal "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).

Arba in Hitchcock's Bible Names four

Arba in Naves Topical Bible 1. Father of Anak Jos 15:13 -2. ARBA See HEBRON

Arba in Smiths Bible Dictionary (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. Jos 14:15; 15:13; 21:11

Arba in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ar'-ba ('arba`, "four"): Variously described as "the greatest man among the Anakim" (Josh 14:15), "the father of Anak" (Josh 15:13), "the father of Anok" (Josh 21:11 margin). Thus he seems to have been regarded as the ancestor of the Anakim, and as the most famous hero of that race. He was the reputed founder of the city called after him, on the site of which Hebron was built (Josh 21:11).

Arba in Wikipedia (ארבע) (meaning "four") was a man mentioned in assorted, but early, Old Testament verses of the Bible. In Joshua 14:15 , he is cited as the "greatest man among the Anakites" and the father of Anak. Arba himself was the father of Anak, whose descendents went on to be called the Anakites, or "Anakim," which is the Hebrew plural. Arba himself was not an Anakite, since he was the progenitor. The Anakites were said to have been a mixed race of giant people. Although the scriptures allude to their being Nephilim (again, Hebrew plural for Nephal), which were a crossbreed of fallen angels and humans, as cited in Genesis 6:1-2 and Genesis 6:4 . No early history of Arba is given in the Old Testament and little is known of his genealogy, with the exception of his son, Anak, and three possible grandsons, Sheshai, Ahiman, and Talmai, which were driven out of the land Caleb inherited, as cited in Joshua 15:13-14 . The Bible also mentions that the modern city of Hebron, in ancient times was know to be called Kirjath-arba or "Kiriath Arba" (city of Arba) after Arba. Although a modern day settlement exists east of Hebron named Kiryat Arba, its relation is not known.

Arba Scripture - Joshua 14:15 And the name of Hebron before [was] Kirjatharba; [which Arba was] a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war.

Arba Scripture - Joshua 15:13 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.

Arba Scripture - Joshua 21:11 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.

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