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Hepher (village)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hepher
Hepher (חֵפֶר‎, chepher). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hepher (Place)
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
Hepher (Place)
Hepher (Place). Canaanite city located southwest of Jerusalem. It was captured by Joshua (Jos 12:17) and later used as an administrative district under Solomon (1 Kgs 4:10).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hepher
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
Hepher (Place)
HEPHER (Place) Canaanite city located northwest of Jerusalem. It was captured by Joshua (Jos 12:17) and later used as an administrative district under Solomon (1 Kgs 4:10).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hepher
Hepher (hee´fuhr).1 A town west of the Jordan (Josh. 12:17).2 A son of Gilead (Num. 26:32; 27:1; Josh. 17:2, 3).3 A Judahite, the son of Ashhur and Narah (1 Chron. 4:6).4 A Mecherathite who became one of David’s warriors (1 Chron. 11:36).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hepher
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
Hepher (Place)
Hepher (Heb. ḥēp̱er) (PLACE)A town in the tribal territory of Manasseh, whose Canaanite king was defeated by Joshua (Josh. 12:17). The city later became part of Solomon’s third administrative district (1 Kgs. 4:10). Tell el-Muhaffar (170255) in the northern Dothan Valley has been suggested as the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hepher (Place)
HEPHER [hēˊfər] (Heb. ḥēp̱er) (PLACE). A Canaanite city whose king Joshua defeated (Josh. 12:17). “All the land of Hepher,” along with Arub-both and Socoh, comprised Solomon’s third administrative district (1 Kgs. 4:10); R. G. Boling and G.E. Wright identify Hepher as a clan occupying a district
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hepher
He´pher, a place in ancient Canaan, which occurs in the list of conquered kings. Josh. 12:17. It was on the west of Jordan. Comp. 7 and 1 Kings 4:10.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hepher
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hepher
Hephera well or stream. (1.) A royal city of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (12:17).(2.) The youngest son of Gilead (Num. 26:32; 27:1).(3.) The second son of Asher (1 Chr. 4:6).(4.) One of David’s heroes (1 Chr. 11:36).