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  • An ancient Hittite and Assyrian city on the Euphrates River in present-day southern Turkey. Nebuchadnezzar II defeated the Egyptians here in 605 B.C.

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  • proper n. ancient city in Mesopotamia on the Euphrates, near modern-day Turkish-Syrian border


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  • Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • Josiah, in which he advised him by messengers not to oppose him in his march against Carchemish, are said to have proceeded from the mouth of God; and that Josiah, not hearkening to them, was slain in the battle; as is to be read II Chronicles, 35. 21,


  • For example, the conquering Hittite King Shuppiluliuma I 1344–1322 B.C. stopped in southeastern Anatolia to review his troops and chariots before continuing onward to his goal, the siege of the city of Carchemish.

    The Trojan War

  • For example, when Hittite King Shuppiluliuma I conquered the city of Carchemish around 1325 B.C. he sacked the town but kept all his troops away from the temples of Kubaba and Lamma.

    The Trojan War

  • Chapter 46 1. The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the Gentiles; 2. Against Egypt, against the army of Pharaohnecho king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of Judah.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • He conquered the lands up to Carchemish, but an Egyptian-Hittite treaty signed in 1283, which divided Syria between them, frustrated the Assyrians 'westward movement.

    e. The Kassites, the Hurrians, and the Arameans

  • In 717–716, Sargon took and annexed Carchemish and defeated the Egyptians at Raphia, the farthest west the Assyrians had yet penetrated.

    f. The Neo-Assyrians and the Neo-Babylonians

  • Commagene and Melitene in southern Anatolia and Carchemish in Syria came under Urartian control, and Assyria became practically a vassal of Urartu.

    f. The Neo-Assyrians and the Neo-Babylonians

  • A revolt in Carchemish was pacified, and for many years he fought almost annual campaigns against the Kaska.

    c. The Hattians and the Hittites

  • The Hittites then attacked the Amorite kingdoms of northern Syria, and the two largest, Aleppo and Carchemish, were taken and given Hittite princes as kings (See 1365–1078).

    c. The Hattians and the Hittites


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