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Gath-hepher
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gath-Hepher
Gath-Hepher (גַּת חֵפֶר‎, gath chepher). A town of the tribe of Zebulun and hometown of the prophet Jonah (Josh 19:13; 2 Kgs 14:25).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gath-Hepher (Place)
GATH-HEPHER (PLACE) [Heb gittâ ḥēper (גִּתָּה חֵפֶר‎); gat haḥēper (גַּת הַחֵפֶר)]. A town on the E border of the territory of Zebulun (Josh 19:13). Gath-hepher is recorded in the book of Kings (2 Kgs 14:25) as the birthplace of the prophet Jonah, son of Amittai. Jerome, in his commentary on the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gath-hepher
Gath-hepher. Town in Galilee, in Zebulun’s territory, which was the birthplace of Jonah (Jos 19:13, kjv Gittah-hepher; 2 Kgs 14:25). Modern el-Meshad occupies the site of Gath-hepher and boasts a Muslim tomb in honor of Jonah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gath-Hepher
Gath-Hepher gath-hēʹfər [Heb gaṯ haḥēp̱er—‘winepress of the well’]; AV also GITTAH-HEPHER (Josh. 19:13). A border town in the territory assigned to Zebulun after the Conquest (Josh. 19:13); also the hometown of the prophet Jonah (2 K. 14:25). Probably to be identified with modern Khirbet ez-Zurrâʿ,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gath-Hepher
GATH-HEPHER Town in Galilee, in Zebulun’s territory, which was the birthplace of Jonah (Jos 19:13; 2 Kgs 14:25). Modern el-Meshad occupies the site of Gath-hepher.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gath-Hepher
GATH-HEPHER. A town on the boundary of Zebulun (Josh 19:13, RSV), listed after Daberath (Dabburiya) and Japhia (Yafa) and before Eth-kazin (location unknown). It is known as the birthplace of the prophet Jonah, the son of Amittai (2 Kgs 14:25). Jerome, in his commentary on the book of Jonah, states that
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gath-Hepher
GATH-HEPHER (Heb. gaṯ-haḥēp̱er, ‘winepress of digging’). The rendering Gittah-hepher of Jos. 19:13 in the av arose through a misunderstanding of the the locale. A town on the border of Zebulun and Naphtali (Jos. 19:13), the birthplace of the prophet Jonah (2 Ki. 14:25). Identified with Khirbet es-Zurra‘and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gath-Hepher
Gath-Hepher (Heb. gaṯ haḥēp̱er)A town belonging to the tribe of Zebulun in the Lower Galilee (Josh. 19:13). The city name Gath (“winepress”) was a common one, and Hepher (“pit” or “well”) likely distinguished the location from other cities called Gath. The name probably referred to the primary industry
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gath-Hepher
Gath-Hepher [găth hĕˊfər, găth hēˊfər] (Heb. gaṯ haḥēp̱er “winepress of the well”). A town on the border of Zebulun (Josh. 19:13; KJV “Gittah-hepher”); the home of the prophet Jonah (2 Kgs. 14:25). According to Jerome it was an insignificant village on the road to Tiberias, about 3 km. (2
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Gittah-Hepher; Gath-Hepher
GITTAH-HEPHER; GATH-HEPHER A town in territory of Zebulun (Josh. 19:13), the birthplace the prophet Jonas, son of Amittai (2 Kgs. 14:25). Identified with Khirbet ez-Zurra, west of the Sea Galilee.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Gath-Hepher
GATH-HEPHER A town on the border of the territory of Zebulun (Josh 19:13). It was the birthplace of the prophet Jonah, son of Amittai (2 Kgs 14:25).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gath-hepher
Gath-he´pher, or Git´tah-he´pher (wine-press on the hill), a town on the border of the territory of Zebulun, not far from Japhia, now Yâfa, Josh. 19:12, 13, celebrated as the native place of the prophet Jonah. 2 Kings 14:25. El-Meshhad, a village two miles east of Sefûrieh, is the ancient Gath-hepher.
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