Apharsathchites, Apharsites, Apharsacites

Smith’s Bible Dictionary

“Apharsathchites, Apharsites, Apharsacites ” means

Apharsathchites, Apharsites, Apharsacites : the names of certain tribes, colonies from which had been planted in Samaria by the Assyrian leader Asnapper. (Ezra 4:9; 5:6) The first and last are regarded as the same. Whence these tribes came is entirely a matter of conjecture.

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