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A section of the Jerusalem wall that Jonathan Maccabeus repaired to protect the city from enemy attack (1 Macc 12:37).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CHAPHENATHA (PLACE) [Gk Chaphenatha (Χαφεναθα)]. A name given to part of the wall of the city of Jerusalem on the valley to the E which is the Kidron (1 Macc 12:37). The actual location of the place is uncertain, and the exact derivation of the name is unknown. This opens the topic to speculation and
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CHAPHENATHA A section of Jerusalem that Jonathan Maccabeus repaired to protect the city from enemy attack (1 Macc 12:37). Pinpointing the exact location has given rise to much unsettled debate. Some scholars think the word should be emended to Chapheltha, an equivalent of the area called the Mishneh,
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHAPHENATHA<ka-fen’-a-tha> ([Χαφεναθά, Chaphenatha]; the King James Version Caphenatha): A name apparently given to part of the eastern wall of Jerusalem or a fort in that neighborhood which is said (1 Macc 12:37) to have been repaired by Jonathan Maccabeus. The place cannot now be identified. Various
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CHAPHENATHA, ka-fen′a-tha (Χαφεναθά, Chaphenathá; AV Caphenatha): A name apparently given to part of the eastern wall of Jerus or a fort in that neighborhood which is said (1 Macc 12:37) to have been repaired by Jonathan Maccabaeus. The place cannot now be identified. Various speculations have been