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Arphax’ad (stronghold of the Chaldees).

1. The son of Shem and ancestor of Eber. Gen. 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.