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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #307 - אַחְמְתָא

Transliteration
'achmethâ'
Phonetics
akh-me-thaw'
Origin
of Persian derivation
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Location
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Achmetha = “Ecbatana”

1) capital of Media, captured by Cyrus in 550 BC and then summer residence of Persian kings

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (1)
Ezra
1
NAS (1)
Ezra
1
HCS (1)
Ezra
1
BSB (1)
Ezra
1
ESV (1)
Ezra
1
WEB (1)
Ezra
1
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

אַחְמְתָא Ezra 6:2 [Achmetha], Ecbatana. [“The ancient orthography of this name is traced by Lassen (Ind. Biblioth. iii. 36), in the Sansc. açuàdhana, i.e. ἱπποστασία; the Sansc. ç passing over sometimes into a guttural, and sometimes into s. The corresponding modern name is Ispahan.” Ges. corr.-In Manuale]. The metropolis of Ancient Media, and the summer residence of the kings of Persia; situated in the same place where afterwards was, and still is Hamedan (همدان), the Parthian metropolis, which name has itself sprung from a softer pronunciation of the ancient word. The accounts given by travellers respecting the remains of this city have been collected by Hoeck (Veteris Mediæ et Persiæ Monumenta, page 144-155). If the word be Phœnicio-Shemitic, it means undoubtedly the same as חֲמָת (from the root חמה), and denotes citadel, fortress; if it be Persic, it is i.q. ابادان a cultivated place, and full of inhabitants. The former explanation, however, is preferable. [But see Ges. corr. above.]

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List of Word Forms
בְּאַחְמְתָ֗א באחמתא bə’aḥməṯā bə·’aḥ·mə·ṯā beachmeTa
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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