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Aphairema
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aphairema
Aphairema (Ἀφαιρεμα, Aphairema). One of three districts taken from Samaria and added to Judaea by Demetrius Nicator (1 Macc 11:34; compare Josephus Antiquities 13.4.9)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aphairema (Place)
APHAIREMA (PLACE) [Gk Aphairema (Ἀφαιρεμα)]. Samarian district that became part of Judea during the early Hasmonean era (1 Macc 11:34). The unprincipled Demetrius II Nicator (“the conqueror”; 145–141 b.c.) promised Aphai-rema (“separation”) to Judea’s high priest/governor in exchange for loyalty (1
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aphairema
Aphairema ə-faîrʹə-mə [GK. Aphairema, Apherema]; AV, NEB, APHEREMA. One of three districts taken from Samaria and added to Judea by Demetrius Nicator (1 Macc. 11:34). cf. Josephus Ant. xiii.4.9.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aphairema
APHAIREMA One of the cities taken from Samaria and added to Judea by Demetrius Nicator (the Conqueror), king of Syria (1 Macc 11:34). The name is thought by some scholars to be a corruption of Ephraim. Aphairema may be the modern et-Taiyibeh.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APHAEREMA
APHAEREMA<a-fer’-e-ma> ([ ʼΑφαίρεμα, Aphairema] and Apherema; the King James Version Apherema). One of three districts taken from Samaria and added to Judea by Demetrius Nicator (1 Macc 11:34). Compare Ant., XIII, iv, 9.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Aphairema
Aphairema uh-fair′uh-muh (Αφαίρεμα). KJV Apherema. One of three districts taken from Samaria and added to Judea by the king of Syria, Demetrius Nicator, an act subsequently confirmed by Demetrius II (Jos. Ant. 13.4.9; 1 Macc. 10:38; 11:34). It appears to be the same place as Ophrah, near Bethel, and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Aphaerema
APHAEREMA, a-fērʹē̇-ma (Ἀφαίρεμα, Aphaírema and Aphérema; AV Apherema). One of three districts taken from Samaria and added to Judaea by Demetrius Nicator (1 Macc 11:34). Cf Ant, XIII, iv, 9.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
APHAIREMA
APHAIREMA uh-fair´uh-muh [Ἀφαίρεμα Aphairema]. Old Testament territory of Ephraim. In Hellenistic times, along with Lydda and Rathamin, one of three toparchies annexed to Judea from Samaria by Alexander the Great, but later returned to Samaria by Antiochus IV. While both Demetrius I (1 Macc 10:30,