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A Canaanite village whose king was defeated by Joshua (Josh 12:17). The “land of Hepher” mentioned as part of one of Solomon’s administrative districts in 1 Kgs 4:10 may refer to the same place.
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HEPHER (PLACE) [Heb ḥēper (חֵפֶר)]. A town located in the tribal territory of Manasseh, first appearing alongside Tappuah in the list of defeated Canaanite kings (Josh 12:17). Hence, the editor of the book of Joshua testifies that Hepher was a Canaanite city-state. But the credibility and dating of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hepher hefʹər, hēʹfər [Heb. ḥēp̱er]. A Canaanite town, listed between Tappuach and Aphek, whose king Joshua defeated (Josh. 12:17). The “land of Hepher” is mentioned with Socoh (Shuweikeh, 3 km [2 mi] N of Tulkarm) and Arubboth (ʿArrābah, 19 km [12 mi] NE of Tulkarm) in one of Solomon’s districts,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HEPHER, HEPHERITES1. The son of Gilead and father of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. His descendants are called Hepherites. Although Zelophehad had only daughters, the inheritance was continued through them as through sons, thus keeping the family alive in Israel (Num 26:32; 27:1; Josh 17:2–3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HE´PHER (heʹfer; a “pit, well”).1. The younger son of Gilead and great-grandson of Manasseh (Num. 27:1). He was the father of Zelophehad (26:33; 27:1; Josh. 17:2–3), and his descendants were called Hepherites (Num. 26:32), before 1400 b.c.2. The second son of Asshur (a descendant of Judah) by one of