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Arphaxad - (stronghold of the Chaldees).

  1. The son of Shem and ancestor of Eber. (Genesis 10:22,24; 11:10)

  2. Arphaxad, a king "who reigned over the Medes in Ecbatana," Judith 1:1-4; perhaps the same as Phraortes, who fell in a battle with the Assyrians, 633 B.C.

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