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(SSee fahr vay' ihm) Racial name of foreign origin. Peoples the Assyrians conquered and resettled in Israel to replace the Israelites they deported in 722 B.C. (2 Kings 17:24 ). The name may represent the two Sippars on the Euphrates River or Shabarain in Syria. It may be the same as Sibraim in Syria (Ezekiel 47:16 ), a border in Ezekiel's promised restoration of Israel. Despite Assyria's claims, Sepharvaim's gods could not compare with Yahweh, the God of Israel (2 Kings 19:12-13; compare 2 Kings 17:31 ).

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