Bible Names H-M: Ivah
Ivah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
overturning, a city of the Assyrians, whence colonists were
brought to Samaria (2 Kings 18:34; 19:13). It lay on
Euphrates, between Sepharvaim and Henah, and is
supposed by some
to have been the Ahava of Ezra (8:15).
Ivah in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
2 Kings 18:34; 2 Kings 19:13; 2 Kings 17:24; Isaiah 37:13. Now
Hit, on the Euphrates, between Sippara (Sepharvaim) and Anah
(Hena), with which it was apparently united politically.
Probably the Ahava of Ezra 8:15. Iva was a Babylonian god
representing the sky; to it the town was sacred. Sennacherib
boasts that the gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah, were
powerless to resist him. The Egyptian inscriptions in the time
of Thothmes III, 1450 B.C., mention a town 1st, whence tribute
of bitumen was brought to Thothmes. From the bitumen springs
of Is, Herodotus says (i. 606) the bitumen was brought to
cement the walls of Babylon. These springs are still found at
Hit. From Ivah, along with Babylon, Cuthah, Hamath, and
Sepharvaim, the king of Assyria (Esar-haddon) brought people
to colonize Samaria.
Ivah in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Ivah in Naves Topical Bible
-A district in Babylon conquered by the Assyrians
2Ki 18:34; 19:13; Isa 37:13
Ivah in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(ruined), or A'va which is mentioned in Scripture twice, 2Ki
18:34; 19:13 comp. Isai 37:13
in connection with Hena and Sepharvaim, and once, 2Ki
17:24 in connection with Babylon and Cuthah, must be sought in
Babylonia, and is probably identical with the modern Hit, on
Ivah in Wikipedia
was a city in Assyria, it lies on the Euphrates river between
the cities of Sepharvaim and Henah. Meaning:Gods great gift.
2 Kings 18:34 and 19:13 it is mentioned in a group of cities
regarding the Assyrian Gods whose gods did not rescue Samaria.
Ivah has also been thought to have been the Ahava in Ezra
It is also the name of a district in Babylon.
Ivah Scripture - 2 Kings 18:34
Where [are] the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? where [are] the
gods of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they delivered
Samaria out of mine hand?
Ivah Scripture - 2 Kings 19:13
Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arpad, and the
king of the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, and Ivah?
Ivah Scripture - Isaiah 37:13
Where [is] the king of Hamath, and the king of Arphad, and the
king of the city of Sepharvaim, Hena, and Ivah?
Ivvah in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
iv'-a (`iwwah; Aba (= Ava), Aua, 2 Ki 18:34, Oudou, 2 Ki
19:13, apparently due to a misreading): The name is wanting
in the Massoretic Text and Septuagint of Isa 36:19.
Ivvah was a city apparently conquered by the Assyrians, and
is mentioned by them, in the verses quoted, with Hamath and
Arpad, Sepharvaim and Hena. It has been assimilated with the
Avva of 2 Ki 17:24 as one of the places whence Sargon
brought captives to Samaria, and identified with Hit on the
Euphrates, between Anah and Ramadieh, but this seems
improbable, as is also the suggestion that it is Emma, the
modern `Imm, between Antioch and Aleppo. Hommel (Expository
Times, April, 1898, 330) upholds the view that Hena and
Ivvah, or, as he prefers to read, Avvah, are not places at
all, but the names of the two chief gods of Hamath, Arpad
and Sepharvaim. This would be consistent with 2 Ki 18:34;
but 19:13: "Where is the king .... of Sepharvaim, of Hena,
and Ivvah?" and 17:31, where the gods of Sepharvaim are
stated to be Adrammelech and Anammelech, raise serious
difficulties. In all probability, the identification of
Ivvah depends upon the correct localization of the twofold
Sepharvaim, of which Hena and Ivvah may have been the names.
The identification of Sepharvaim with the Babylonian
Sip(p)ar is now practically abandoned.
T. G. Pinches
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