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Armenia

Meaning: high land.

The word “Armenia” occurs only twice in the King James Bible (2 Kings 19:37 and Isa. 37:38). It does not appear in other versions (NRSV, NIV, NKJV). The Hebrew word is actually “Ararat.” Ararat was actually the name of a part of ancient Armenia. Three provinces of this land are mentioned in Jer. 51:27, Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz. Some, however, think Minni is a contraction for Armenia.

Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited by Paul S. Taylor.

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