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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Parthians

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Parthians (pär'thi-anz). Acts 2:9. The inhabitants of Parthia. It lay east of Media. Parthia was raised into a distinct kingdom by Arsaces, b.c. 256. It soon extended itself over a great part of the ancient Persian empire. The Parthians were esteemed the most expert horsemen and archers in the world; and their skill in discharging arrows while in full flight Is frequently celebrated by Roman poets.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Parthians'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/p/parthians.html. 1893.

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