775. Arpakshad
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Arpakshad: third son of Shem, also the region settled by him
Original Word: אַרְפַּכְשַׁד
Part of Speech: Proper Name Masculine
Transliteration: Arpakshad
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-pak-shad')
Short Definition: Arpachshad

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
third son of Shem, also the region settled by him
NASB Translation
Arpachshad (9).

אַרְמַּכְשַׁד proper name, masculine 3rd son of Shem ׳א Genesis 10:22,24; Genesis 11:12,13; 1 Chronicles 1:17,18,24; אַרְמַּכְשָׁ֑ד Genesis 11:10,11; doubtless a geographic name (derivation & meaning dubious, Thes derives from boundary (stem define, limit), compare also Ethiopic wall, + כשׁד = כֶּשֶׂד, i.e. Chaldean; so SchrCOT Genesis 10:22 who identifies with Babylonia (compare Genesis 11:12f. & אוּר כַּשְׂדִּים Genesis 11:28; Genesis 11:31); see another interpretations DlPa 255; according to most = Arrapachitis on Upper Zab, northeast from Nineveh, Assyrian Arba—a, Armen. Albak LagArmen. Stud. 55 & references so Bo MV, Di Genesis 10:22 LagSy i. 54ZMG 1882, 182; but Assyrian Arba—a is unfavourable to this).


Probably of foreign origin; Arpakshad, a son of Noah; also the region settled by him -- Arphaxad.

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