Attention!
10 million Ukrainians without power because of Russia. Help us purchase electrical generators for churches.
Consider helping today!

Bible Encyclopedias

The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia

Achmetha

Additional Links

Name given in the Old Testament (Ezra, 6:2) to the Persian city called by the Greeks Ecbatana or Agbatana. In Old Persian it is called Hagmatana; in Babylonian, Agamatanu; while in the works of Arabic historians it appears as Hamadan, the modern form of the name. When the Median kingdom arose, in the seventh century B.C., Ecbatana was the chief city. At a later period it was the summer residence of the Persian kings. According to Herodotus (1:98), the city was surrounded by high and strong walls, the turrets of which had different colors. The inner wall surrounded the palace and treasury. The royal archive mentioned in Ezra, 6:2, was probably found within the inner wall. A greatly exaggerated description of the walls occurs in Judith, 1:2, where Arphaxad (Genesis 10:22-24, 11:13) is said to have been the builder of the city. It is also mentioned in the Talmud (Ḳid. 72a; Yeb. 17a; see Neubauer, "G. T." p. 376).

F. Bu.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Achmetha'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/a/achmetha.html. 1901.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Achish
Next Entry
Achor