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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Carchemish

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City on the river Euphrates, about 36 50' N, 38 5' E . The Assyrian monuments show that about 1,000 years B.C. it belonged to the Hittites. Apparently it was taken by the Assyrians, Isaiah 10:5,9; afterwards conquered by Necho king of Egypt, after the battle of Megiddo, in which Josiah was killed, 2 Chronicles 35:20 , where it is CHARCHEMISH. Three years later it was taken by Nebuchadnezzar. Jeremiah 46:2 . Carchemish has often been associated with the classical Circesium, and placed on maps some 200 miles S.E. of the above, which is judged to be an error.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Carchemish'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/c/carchemish.html. 1897.

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