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Aradus (âr´ədəs), islet and town of ancient Phoenicia, the modern Arwad or Arvad, N of Tripoli 2 mi off the Syrian coast. It was the most northerly of the important Phoenician centers.

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Arvad (är´văd), variant of Aradus.

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Aradus

ARADUS

ARADUS , Phoenician city (modern Ruad) on a small island off the Syrian coast, about two miles from Tartouse. Aradus was among the many cities to receive a copy of the pact concluded between the Romans and *Simeon b. Mattathias, the Hasmonean (142 b.c.e.). A century later Mark Anthony restored the rights of the Jews in Aradus, as well as in other cities of the area, following the defeat of Gaius Cassius.

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i Macc., 15:23; Jos., Ant., 14:323; M. Stern, Ha-Te'udot le-Mered ha-Ḥashmona'im (1965), 131f.

[Isaiah Gafni]

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