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(ssih fay' rad) Place name of uncertain meaning. Place where Jerusalem's Exiles lived. Obadiah promised them new possessions in the Negeb (Genesis 10:20 ). The location is disputed: possibly a country south of Lake Urmia and north and west of Media, beyond the Babylonian Empire, but more likely the capital city of the Persian satrapy of Sepharad or Sardis in Lydia near the Aegean Sea. Early Syriac (Peshitta) and Aramaic (Targum) evidence points to Spain, but this is improbable.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Sepharad'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​s/sepharad.html. 1991.
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