Loading…
Asphar
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asphar
Asphar (Ασφαρ, Asphar). A pool in the wilderness of Tekoa, near where Jonathan Maccabeus and Simon Maccabeus camped during their flight from Bacchides (1 Macc 9:33).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asphar (Place)
ASPHAR (PLACE) [Gk asphar (ἀσφαρ)]. A pool in the wilderness of Tekoa, to which Jonathan Maccabeus, his brother Simon, and their army fled from Bacchides (1 Macc 9:33). Bacchides was one of 2 commanders sent to Judah ca. 160 b.c. by the Seleucid ruler Demetrius I Soter (reigned 162–150). Eschewing retreat,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asphar
Asphar asʹfär [GK. Asphar]. A pool in the wilderness of Tekoa, near which Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus camped when fleeing from Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:33; Josephus Ant. xiii.1.2). J. Simons (GTTOT, § 1152) says that the identification with ez-Za‘ferân is doubtful, since that name occurs at several places.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asphar
ASPHAR Watering hole in the Tekoa wilderness, perhaps the modern Bir Selhub south of Engedi. Jonathan and Simon Maccabeus camped at Asphar when fleeing from the Syrians under General Bacchides (1 Macc 9:33).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asphar
As´phar, the pool in the “wilderness of Thecoe.” 1 Macc. 9:33. Is it possible that the name is a corruption of lacus Asphaltites?
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASPHAR, THE POOL
ASPHAR, THE POOL<as’-far>, ([λάκκος ʼΑσφάρ, lakkos Asphar]): When Jonathan and Simon fled from Bacchides they encamped by this pool in the wilderness of Tekoa (1 Macc 9:33; Ant, XIII, i, 2). It is probably identical with Ez-Za`feraneh, a ruined site with an ancient cistern, to the South of Tekoa,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Asphar
Asphar as′fahr (Ασφαρ). A pool in the wilderness of Tekoa where Jonathan Maccabee and his brother Simon encamped after fleeing from Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:33). Some scholars identify the site with modern Khirbet ez-Zaʿfaran, about 5 mi. E of Beth Zur.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Asphar, the Pool
ASPHAR, asʹfär, THE POOL (λάκκος Ἀσφάρ, lákkos Asphár): When Jonathan and Simon fled from Bacchides they encamped by this pool in the wilderness of Tekoa (1 Macc 9:33; Ant, XIII, i, 2). It is probably identical with Ez-Za‘feraneh, a ruined site with an ancient cistern, to the S. of Tekoa, and E.
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ASPHAR
ASPHAR as´fahr [Ἀσφάρ Asphar]. A pool in the Tekoa wilderness where Jonathan Maccabeus and Simon Maccabeus camped after escaping from Bachides’ murder plot (1 Macc 9:33).