A city of northern Syria, the modern Tell-Erfad, thirteen miles northwest of Aleppo. Itis mentioned in II Kings xviii. 34, xix. 13; Isa. x. 9, xxxvi. 19, xxxvii. 13; Jer. xlix. 23. Rammannirari III. fought against it (Schrader, "Keilinschriftliche Bibliothek," i. 209), and Tiglath-pileser III. besieged it for two years and captured it about 740 B.C. (ib. i. 213, and Isa. x. 9).

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