A Phoenician city, on a small rocky island at the mouth of the river Eleutherus, twenty-two miles north of Tripolis. It is now called Ruad, and is but a ruin. The Arvadites also occupied the adjacent coast. They were descendants of Canaan, Genesis 10:18; 1 Chronicles 1:16; and were noted mariners, Ezekiel 27:8,11.
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Rand, W. W. "Entry for 'ARVAD'". "American Tract Society Bible Dictionary".