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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 the 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 iniquity

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 the Euphrates.

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 8:15. 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. See SEPHARVAIM. T. G. Pinches

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