[b-hebrew] Arpachshad

Ron Snider sarasotapt at comcast.net
Tue Apr 28 09:29:59 EDT 2009

I concur with Karl, there is nothing to suggest that the two words are 
related in meaning.  The only radical they even share in common is a resh.

According to Easton, "He dwelt in Mesopotamia, and became, according to 
the Jewish historian Josephus, the progenitor of the Chaldeans. The 
tendency is to recognize in the word the name of the country nearest the 
ancient domain of the Chaldeans."

It would seem that he is more likely to have a history north of the Arabah.

Ron Snider

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