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  1. Sophenenoun

    Province of ancient Armenia and of the Roman Empire, located to the south-west of Greater Armenia. Independent kingdom from 3rd century B.C. until 90's B.C. Lies in modern-day southeastern Turkey.

    Etymology: Via Sophene, from Σωφηνή, probably of origin. Compare the Armenian name: Ծոփք.


  1. Sophene

    Sophene was a province of the Armenian Kingdom and of the Roman Empire, located in the south-west of the kingdom. It currently lies in southeastern Turkey. The region that was to become Sophene was part of the kingdom of Ararat in the 8th-7th centuries BC. After unifying the region with his kingdom in the early 8th century BC, king Argishtis I of Urartu resettled many of its inhabitants in his newly built city of Erebuni. Around 600 BC, Sophene became part of the newly emerged ancient Armenian Kingdom of the Orontids. This dynasty acted as satraps of Armenia firstly under Median Empire, later under Persian Empire. According to Anania Shirakatsi's Ashkharatsuyts, Tsopk was the 2nd among the 15 provinces of Greater Armenia. It consisted of 8 cantons: ⁕Khordzyan ⁕Hashtyank ⁕Paghnatun ⁕Balahovit ⁕Tsopk Shahunyats ⁕Andzit ⁕Degik ⁕Gavrek After Alexander the Great's campaigns in 330s BC and the subsequent collapse of the Achaemenid Empire, Sophene remained part of the newly independent kingdom of Greater Armenia. In the early 3rd century BC, at the instigation of the Seleucid Empire, which was trying to weaken the Armenian kingdom, Sophene, split from Greater Armenia, forming the Kingdom of Sophene. The kingdom was ruled by a branch of the Armenian royal dynasty of Orontids. Sophene later split from the Sophene-Commagene kingdom as well, forming an independent kingdom. Commagene was part of Sophene at this time.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophene in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sophene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. incumbent
    • B. soft-witted
    • C. equivalent
    • D. contiguous

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