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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Carchemish

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Probably the same with Circesium or Circusium, a fortified city on the west of the Euphrates, where the river Chaboras enters it. In Isaiah 10:9 , it appears as taken by some king of Assyria. It was attacked by Pharaohnecho king of Egypt, near the close of king Josiah's reign, 2 Chronicles 35:20 . Five years afterwards Necho was signally defeated by Nebuchadnezzar, Jeremiah 46:1-12 . In later times was held as a frontier post of the Roman empire on the east.

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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Carchemish'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/c/carchemish.html. 1859.

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