Aphek of Sharon
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aphek of Sharon
Aphek of Sharon (אֲפֵק‎, apheq) of Sharon. A city in the Sharon plain that was the site of the Battle of Aphek between the Philistines and Israelites (1 Sam 4:1–10). The archaeological site is Ras el-’Ain, at the headwaters of the Yarkon River; it also corresponds to the Roman city of Antipatris.
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aphek (of Sharon)
1. A city in the plain of Sharon NE of Joppa near Râs el-‘Ain, the site of springs that form the main source of the Nahr el-‘Aujā or Yarkon River. Joshua defeated the king of this city in his conquest W of the Jordan (Josh. 12:18; cf. v 19, NEB). In the days of Samuel the Philistines set themselves
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Aʹphek [firmness], the name of several cities.1. A city of the tribe of Asher (Josh. 19:30). It was the same with Aphik, which the Israelites were unable to capture from the Canaanites (Judg. 1:31), and the site of a famous temple of Venus. It is now Afka.2. A city in the tribe of Issachar, not far
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