Ararat
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Ararat
Bible Meaning: Curse reversed, precipitation of curse
Strong's Concordance #H780

The word "Armenia," used in the KJV version of 2Kings 19:37 and Isaiah 37:38, is translated from the same Hebrew word elsewhere recorded as Ararat.

The "mountains of Ararat" (Genesis 8:4) are composed of two primary peaks. The one labeled "Greater" has a present elevation of 5,137 meters (16,854 feet). The other, known as Little Ararat, is 3,896 meters (12,782 feet) tall. It is in these mountains that Noah's Ark rested after the great flood killed roughly 3 to 4 billion people.

The Assyrian Empire's King Sennacherib suffered the worst military defeat in history when his 185,000-man army was instantly killed by a death angel while they camped around Jerusalem. The king, after he went back to Nineveh, was murdered by two of his sons as he worshipped the pagan God Nisroch. The sons, after the killing, fled to the land of Armenia.

Ararat is referred to as a kingdom in Jeremiah 51:27 and prophetically called upon to oppose Babylon.

Mount Ararat, where Noah's Ark landed, Map
Location of Mount Ararat

Important verses

Genesis 8:1, 4
And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged . . .

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

2Kings 19:37
And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the Lord went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses.

So Sennacherib king of Assyria departed, and went and returned, and dwelt at Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his God, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia (Ararat). And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Isaiah 37:38
And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his God, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword; and they escaped into the land of Armenia (Ararat): and Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead.

Jeremiah 51:24, 27
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the Lord . . .

Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz: appoint a captain against her: cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

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