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Aphek (of Lebanon)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aphek of Lebanon
Aphek of Lebanon (אֲפֵק‎, apheq). A city of Phoenicia in territory left unconquered by Joshua (Josh 13:4).
Aphekah
Aphekah (אֲפֵֽקָה‎, apheqah). A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:53).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aphek (Place)
APHEK (PLACE) [Heb ʾăpēq (אֲפֵק‎); ʾăpēqâ (אֲפֵקָה‎); ʾăpı̂q (אֲפִיק)]. Var. APHIK; APHEKAH. The place name Aphek appears eight times in the MT as ʾăpēq or ʾăpēqâ (Josh 12:18; 13:4; 19:30; 1 Sam 4:1; 29:1; 1 Kgs 20:26, 30; 2 Kgs 13:17). A ninth reference to ʾăpēqâ (Josh 15:53) is translated
Aphekah (Place)
APHEKAH (PLACE) [Heb ʾăpēqâ (אֲפֵקָה)]. A town situated in the central hill country of Judah (Josh 15:53), within the same district as Hebron. The only OT reference to this settlement, whose name perhaps means “enclosure” or “fortress” (from the root ʾpq, “hold,” “be strong”), occurs in the list of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aphek
Aphek. 1. Canaanite city west of the Jordan River conquered by Israel (Jos 12:18) and later included in Ephraim’s territory. It was located near the source of the Yarkon River in the Plain of Sharon. (Jos 12:18 probably refers to only one person, “the king of Aphek of Sharon.”) Aphek was later captured
Aphekah
Aphekah. City in the hill country of Canaan given to Judah’s tribe after the conquest of the Promised Land by Joshua (Jos 15:53), which is usually identified as Khirbet Kana‘an near Hebron.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aphek (of Lebanon)
2. A city in the north listed as territory not conquered at the end of Joshua’s life (Josh. 13:4). It is apparently N of Sidon and may be Afqā NE of Beirût.
Aphekah
Aphekah ə-fēʹkə [Heb. ap̱ēqâ—‘force’ or ‘strength’]; NEB APHEK. A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:53), listed with places W of Hebron. A. Alt proposes Khirbet eḍ-Ḍarrameh (PJ, 28 [1932], 16f), while Abel prefers Khirbet Kana’an (GP, II, 247; cf. GAB).The NEB seems to identify it
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aphek
APHEK1. Canaanite city west of the Jordan River conquered by Israel (Jos 12:18) and later included in Ephraim’s territory. It was located near the source of the Yarkon River in the plain of Sharon. Aphek was later captured by the Philistines (1 Sm 4:1; 29:1). In Roman times Herod the Great rebuilt the
Aphekah
APHEKAH City in the hill country of Canaan given to Judah’s tribe after the conquest of the Promised Land by Joshua (Jos 15:53).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aphek
Aphek (ay´fek; Heb., “fortress”).1 A city-state on the coastal plain captured by Joshua (Josh. 12:18). Its strategic value was used by the Philistines against hill-based Israelites at both Ebenezer (1 Sam. 4:1) and Jezreel (1 Sam. 29:1). It is modern Ras el ‘Ain, some ten miles east of the Mediterranean
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aphek
APHEK1. A city by this name (Aphik in Jdg 1:31), perhaps to be identified with Tell el-Kurdaneh six miles SE of Acco, was within Asher’s territory (Josh 19:30) but was not conquered at first by the Israelites.2. The Syrians fled to a city named Aphek in Bashan (E of the Sea of Galilee) after being
Aphekah
APHEKAH. A town in the Southern hill country of Judah alloted to that tribe after Joshua’s conquest (Josh 15:53).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Aphek, Aphekah
APHEK, APHEKAH (Heb. ’ap̱ēq[â], ‘fortress’). Name of several places in Palestine. 1. Jos. 13:4. Defining the land remaining to be occupied to the N. Probably Afqa, NE of Beirut at the source of Nahr Ibrahim (BDB; Abel, Giographie de la Palestine, p. 247; LOB, p. 217). A different view places it at
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aphek
Aphek (Heb. ʾăp̱ēq)1. A major city of antiquity, located at modern Ras el-ʾAyin (143168) just above abundant springs which give rise to the Yarkon River. Its importance is related not only to the water source (exceeded in volume only by the sources of the Jordan), but to the fact that it controlled
Aphekah
Aphekah (Heb. ʾăp̱ēqâ)A city in the hill country of Judah, near Beth-tappuah (Josh. 15:53). Its precise location remains unknown; suggested sites include Khirbet el-Ḥadab (155098), Khirbet Kanaʾan (157102), and Khirbet Marajim (152099).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Aphekah
Aphekah. ə fēˊkə] (Heb. ˒ap̱ēqâ “stronghold”). A city in the hill country of Judah, near Beth-tappuah (Josh. 15:53). Its precise location remains unknown; some have proposed el-Ḥadab, on the east side of the Seil ed-Dilbeh.
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Aphek; Antipatris
APHEK; ANTIPATRIS a) An important station on the ancient Via Maris (Roads), mentioned in the list of Pharaoh Tuthmosis III. The King of Aphek was one of the 31 rulers of Canaan vanquished by Joshua (Josh. 12:18). The Philistines gathered their armies there to go into battle against Israel (1 Sam. 4:1;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Aphek
APHEK The name of four places in the Old Testament.1. A Canaanite city identified with the modern site of Ras el ʾAin, approximately ten miles east of the Mediterranean, near Joppa. It was noted for the abundance of its springs (the source for the river Yarkon). Aphek was included in the list of cities