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The name Erech in the Bible

The name Erech is assigned only once in the Bible, namely to one of the cities from which Nimrod's kingdom extended. Ezra mentions a people called ארכוי (Archevites, according to the KJV, JSP, ASV, Darby, Young), which are probably people from Erech (according to NAS and NIV; Ezra 4:9).

Etymology of the name Erech

The name Erech comes from the Hebrew verb ארך (arak) meaning to be long:

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Erech meaning

For a meaning of the name Erech, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Length; NOBSE Study Bible Name List has Size.

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