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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
Ancient people of northwestern Palestine. In Genesis 10:17 , 1Chronicles 1:15 , the Arkite () is mentioned as a son of Canaan and opens the series of the chief Phenician cities. The city of Arka, from which the name is derived, is the modern ruin Tell 'Arḳa in the Lebanon, northeast of Tripolis, on a brook called River of 'Arḳa (not the Sabbatical River of Josephus!). The city occurs in Egyptian inscriptions, about 1500
The strange form Ariḳi in the Septuagint, in Josephus, and in the Samaritan text is not intelligible.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Arkite(S)'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/a/arkites.html. 1901.