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Japhia (Place)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Japhia
Japhia (יָפִיעַ‎, yaphia'). A town on the southern border of Zebulun (Josh 19:12).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Japhia (Place)
JAPHIA (PLACE) [Heb yāpı̂aʿ (יָפִיעַ)]. A town along the E portion of the S border of Zebulun, mentioned only once in the Bible (Josh 19:12). The location of the late Roman-Byzantine site of Japhia is clearly at modern-day Yafa, ca. 1.5 miles SW of Nazareth (M.R. 176232). The Bronze Age and Iron Age
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Japhia (Place)
Japhia (Place). Town described as the southern border of Zebulun’s territory (Jos 19:12). It has been identified with modern Yafa, about two miles southwest of Nazareth.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Japhia
Japhia jəfiʹə [Heb. yāp̱î (a)̀]. A town on the southern boundary of Zebulun named with Chisloth-tabor and Daberath (Josh. 19:12). It is represented by the modern Yâfā, about 2 1/2 km (1 1/2 mi) SW of Nazareth, near the foot of the hills. It was one of the places fortified by Josephus (Vita 45 [230];
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Japhia (Place)
JAPHIA (Place) Town described as part of the southern border of Zebulun’s territory (Jos 19:12). It has been identified with modern Yafa, about two miles (3.2 kilometers) southwest of Nazareth.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Japhia
Japhia (juh-fi´uh).1 A king of Lachish in southern Judea, allied against Gibeon (Josh. 10:3), and executed by Joshua at a Makkedah cave (10:22–26).2 A son of David born in Jerusalem to an unnamed mother (2 Sam. 5:15; 1 Chron. 3:7; 14:6).3 A town on the southern edge of the territory of Zebulun (Josh.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Japhia
JAPHIA1. The Amorite king of Lachish who joined with four other kings to oppose Joshua. They were completely routed at the battle of Gibeon and slain after they tried to hide in the cave of Makkedah (Josh 10).2. A town on the SE border of the territory of Zebulun. It has been located as modern Yafa,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Japhia (Place)
Japhia (Heb. yāp̱ɩ̂aʿ) (PLACE)A border town located on the southern edge of the territory of Zebulun (Josh. 19:12). It is identified with Yâfā (176232), located less than 3 km. (2 mi.) SW of Nazareth.Kenneth Atkinson
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Japhia (Place)
JAPHIA [jə fīˊə] (Heb. yāp̱îa˓ “may [God] be radiant”) (PLACE). A town on the southern border of Zebulun (Josh. 19:12), identified with modern Yâfā, 2.5 km. (1.5 mi.) southwest of Nazareth. Josephus fortified the town with a double wall (Vita 45 [230]; 52 [270]). Under severe Roman attack
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Japhia; Iafa
JAPHIA; IAFA A town in the territory of Zebulun (Josh. 19:12), mentioned as Yapu in the El Amarna letters and known as Iafa in the time of the Second Temple. The place was fortified by Josephus when preparing Galilee for the war against the Romans (War ii, 573). The Jews of Japhia fought gallantly but
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Japhia
Japhi´a (splendid). The boundary of Zebulun ascended from Daberath to Japhia, and thence passed to Gath-hepher. Josh. 19:12. Yûfa, two miles south of Nazareth, is not unlikely to be identical with Japhia.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Japhia
JAPHI´A (ja-fiʹa; “may he [i.e., God] cause to be bright”).1. The king of Lachish who, with three other kings, joined Adoni-zedek, king of Jerusalem, against Joshua, but was defeated and slain after hiding in the cave of Makkedah (Josh. 10:3–27), about 1395 b.c.2. One of the sons of David, born to
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