Arvad (Ahr´vad)

A northern Phoenician island city located two miles from shore about 125 miles north of Tyre, known today as Ruad. Its inhabitants are listed among the pre-Israelite descendants of Canaan (Gen 10:18) and are mentioned in (Ezek 27:8, Ezek 27:11) as having served under Tyre.

Gen 10:18

18the Arvadites, the Zemarites, and the Hamathites. Afterward the families of the Canaanites spread abroad.

Ezek 27:8

8The inhabitants of Sidon and Arvad
were your rowers;
skilled men of Zemer were within you,
they were your pilots.

Ezek 27:11

11Men of Arvad and Helech
were on your walls all around;
men of Gamad were at your towers.
They hung their quivers all around your walls;
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