taken by Sargon, king of Assyria (2 Kings 17:24; 18:34; 19:13; Isa. 37:13). It was a double city, and received the common name Sepharvaim, i.e., “the two Sipparas,” or “the two booktowns.” The Sippara on the east bank of the Euphrates is now called Abu-Habba; that on the other bank was Accad, the old capital of Sargon I., where he established a great library. (See SARGON.) The recent discovery of cuneiform inscriptions at Tel el-Amarna in Egypt, consisting of official despatches to Pharaoh Amenophis IV. and his predecessor from their agents in Palestine, proves that in the century before the Exodus an active literary intercourse was carried on between these nations, and that the medium of the correspondence was the Babylonian language and script. (See KIRJATH-SEPHER ØT0002204.)
plural noun 1. people believed to be of the ancient Babylonian city of Sippar, some of whom later settled in Samaria.
[Sephardic Hebrew se-fer taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew sey-fuh r toh-ruh, toi-ruh; English sey-fer tawr-uh, tohr-uh] /Sephardic Hebrew ˈsɛ fɛr tɔˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈseɪ fər ˈtoʊ rə, ˈtɔɪ rə; English ˈseɪ fər ˈtɔr ə, ˈtoʊr ə/ noun, plural Siphrei Torah [Sephardic Hebrew see-frey taw-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew si-frey toh-ruh, toi-ruh] /Sephardic Hebrew siˈfreɪ tɔˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈsɪ freɪ […]
noun, Douay Bible. 1. Zipporah.
noun 1. a brown pigment obtained from the inklike secretion of various cuttlefish and used with brush or pen in drawing. 2. a drawing made with this pigment. 3. a dark brown. 4. Photography. a print or photograph made in this color. 5. any of several cuttlefish of the genus Sepia, producing a dark fluid […]