The Mountains of Armenia
The Hebrew word pronounced aw-rawr-rawt is found four times in the Holy Scriptures. It is translated (in the King James Version) twice as "Ararat," in Genesis and Jeremiah.
"8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat." (Genesis 8:4 KJV)
The same Hebrew word is translated (in the King James Version) twice as "Armenia," a verse recorded identically in 2 Kings and Isaiah (keeping in mind that the prophet Isaiah was active during the era recorded in 2 Kings - see The Prophets: Isaiah).
"19:37 And it came to pass, as he was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword: and they escaped into the land of Armenia. And Esarhaddon his son reigned in his stead." (2 Kings 19:37 KJV)
"The ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat"
"Ararat" is of course most Biblically well-known from the Flood in the time of Noah (see The Floods Brought By Christ). Although "Mount Ararat" has become popularly used for where Noah's ark came to rest, as the Bible record plainly states, Ararat was actually a mountain range. Two peaks, about 7 miles / 11 kilometers apart, have been identified as the most likely location of the ark's resting place. The one is 14,300 feet and the other 10,300 feet above the adjacent Araxes plain. The higher of the two has a snow-covered peak year round, and was known to the ancient Persians (who were neither Jews nor Christians) as "Noah's mountain."
"8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged; 8:2 The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. 8:4 And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. 8:5 And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth month, on the first day of the month, were the tops of the mountains seen.
The area of those mountains was also anciently known as Armenia, hence the reason that some translators used "Armenia" to translate the Hebrew word pronounced aw-rawr-rawt i.e. Ararat - they were indicating where "Ararat" was located. Ancient Armenia covered a wider area than the present-day Armenia, which is within the territory of the ancient boundaries. It was to "Armenia," which is immediately north of and adjacent to Assyria (see Ancient Empires - Assyria), that the assassins of Assyrian king Sennacherib fled.
"19:32 Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria [see The Day Sennacherib Challenged God], He shall not come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shield, nor cast a bank against it. 19:33 By the way that he came, by the same shall he return, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. 19:34 For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.