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Aphekah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aphekah
Aphekah (אֲפֵֽקָה‎, apheqah). A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:53).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
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
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 Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
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.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Aphekah
Aphe´kah (strong place), a city of Judah, in the mountains, Josh. 15:53; probably the same as Aphek, 1.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aphekah
APHE´KAH (a-fēʹka; “fortress”). A city in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:53). Its site has not been discovered.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aphekah
APHEKAH [a FEE kuh] — a village in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:53).
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