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King of Lachish during the conquest of Canaan (Josh 10:3). He was one of the coalition of five kings who went to war with Gibeon and Israel.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAPHIA (PERSON) [Heb yāpı̂aʿ (יָפִיעַ)]. 1. King of Lachish (Josh 10:3). He was one of 5 Canaanite kings from cities SW of Jerusalem that came together at the instigation of Adonizedek, king of Jerusalem, to oppose the Gibeonites, who had just concluded a treaty with Israel (Josh 10:1–5). This challenge
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Japhia (Person). 1. King of Lachish who joined an alliance of four other Amorite kings to punish Gibeon for its treaty with the Jews. Joshua dealt a total defeat to the Amorites at the battle of Beth-horon (aided by hailstones and the sun standing still). Japhia and the four kings hid in a cave at Makkedah,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. King of Lachish, one of the five “kings of the Amorites” who formed an alliance in an expedition against Gibeon on account of its treaty with the Israelites (Josh. 10:3–5). After their rout by Joshua in the battle of Beth-horon (v 10; see Beth-horon, Battle of), they fled and hid themselves in the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAPHIA (Person)1. King of Lachish who joined an alliance of four other Amorite kings to punish Gibeon for its treaty with the Jews. Joshua dealt a total defeat to the Amorites at the battle of Beth-horon (aided by hailstones and the sun standing still). Japhia and the four kings hid in a cave at Makkedah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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
Easton’s Bible Dictionary