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Meaning: support (Isaiah 10:9; 36:19; 37:13), also Arphad.

a Syrian city near Hamath, along with which it is invariably mentioned (2 Kings 19:13; 18:34; Isaiah 10:9), and Damascus (Jeremiah 49:23)

After a siege of three years it fell (B.C. 742) before the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser II, Now Tell Erfud.