Genesis 10:18 has ha-Arvadi (הארודי) as a son of Kena'an (Canaan) - cf 1 Chronicles 1:16.

It is almost certain that Arvad is a variant pronunciation of Arod (the Vav can be pronounced either way), linking it to Arodi or Arvad (ארד), a Phoenician island off the Mediterranean coast of Syria; the word means "a place of fugitives", probably because it was established by fugitives from Tsidon - at least according to Strabo.

Cf Ezekiel 27:8/11.

See also notes on ARD.

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