Word Summary
Sepharvayim or Sepharim: a city conquered by the king of Assyr
Original Word: סְפַרְוַיִם
Transliteration: Sepharvayim or Sepharim
Phonetic Spelling: (sef-ar-vah'-yim)
Part of Speech: Proper Name Location
Short Definition: a city conquered by the king of Assyr
Meaning: Sepharvaim -- a city conquered by the king of Assyr
Strong's Concordance



H5617. Sepharvayim

or Sepharim סְפַרְוַ֫יִםproper name, of a location city conquered by king of Assyria; — ׳ס2 Kings 17:14; 18:34 = סְפַוָ֑יִםIsaiah 36:19, סְפַרְוָ֑יִם עִיר2 Kings 19:13 = Isaiah 37:13; סְפַרְוָ֑יִם‎ also 2 Kings 17:31b Qr (Kt. ספרים‎); ᵐ5Σεπφαρουαιν, Επφαρουαιμ, etc., ᵐ5L Σεπφαρειμ; — usually identification with Sippara (on a canal), between Bagdad and Babylon, a city in two parts, Sipp. of Samaš (modern Abbu Habba), and Sipp. of Anunitu(m) on opposed to side of canal, hence dual ׳ס‎ = the two Sipparas SchrCOT 17:24, compare DlPar 209-212 TieleGeschichte. 88; this recently disputed, in view of mention with Hamath and other northern cities (17:24 and especially 18:34), see HalZA ii. 401 ff. DiIsaiah 36:19 WklAlttest, Unters. 101 Benz2 Kings 17:24 and others, who compare Šabara'in city conquered by Šalmanašarid IV (Wkl in SchrKB ii. 276); but this by no means certain.