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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Japhletites (יַפְלֵטִי‎, yaphletiy). The residents of the territory between Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh 16:3; compare 1 Chr 7:32).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAPHLETITES [Heb yaplēṭı̂ (יַפְלֵטִי)]. A group of people whose territory helped identify the border between Ephraim and Benjamin (Josh 16:3). Their territory was located somewhere between Bethel and Lower Beth- horon. In order to explain why the term Japhletites is found in Josh 16:1–3 but not in
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Japhletite, Japhleti. Unidentified territory marking part of the southern border of Ephraim’s territory in the vicinity of Beth-horon (Jos 16:3, kjv Japhleti).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Japhletite jafʹlə-tīt, jaf-lḕtīt [Heb. yap̱lēṭî] (Josh. 16:3); AV JAPHLETI. A clan said to border on the territory of Joseph.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAPHLETITES People occupying an area that marked part of the southern border of Ephraim’s territory in the vicinity of Beth-horon (Jos 16:3).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JAPHLETI. The descendants of a certain Japhlet, apparently not the same as the Asherite of that name. The area of the Japhleti is mentioned in stating the boundaries of the children of Joseph. The Japhletites lived in an area E of Gezer (Josh 16:3).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Japh´leti (the Japhletite). The boundary of the “Japhletite” is one of the landmarks on the south boundary line of Ephraim. Josh. 16:3.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JAPH´LETITES (jafʹle-tīts). Their territory is mentioned (Josh. 16:3) as one of the landmarks on the S boundary of Ephraim. Although some consider the name to be representative of the descendants of Japhlet (which see), Smith (Bib. Dict.) believes that the name perhaps preserves the memory of some ancient
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JAPHLETITES [JAF lih tights] — the descendants of Japhlet (although apparently not the Japhlet mentioned in 1 Chr. 7:32–33). They lived near the southern border of Ephraim (Josh. 16:3; Japhleti, KJV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAPHLETI<jaf’-le-ti>, <jaf-le’-ti>: the King James Version in Josh 16:3, where Hebrew is [הַיַּפְלֵטִי‎, ha-yaphleTi], “the Japhletites,” the Revised Version (British and American), a clan said to border on the territory of Joseph, but not mentioned elsewhere.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JAPHLETI (Jăphʹ lēt ī) or JAPHLETITE (Jăphʹ lē tīt) Place-name according to KJV but name of tribal group—Japhletites—according to modern translations (Josh. 16:3). The clan’s territory lay on border between Ephraim and Benjamin, though the clan apparently belonged to Asher. See Japhlet.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Japhletite jaf’luh-tit (יַפְלֵטִיH3647, gentilic of יַפְלֵטH3646). KJV Japhleti. A clan or larger people group whose territory, near Beth Horon, served to mark the S border of the tribe of Ephraim (Josh. 16:3). It is possible that they were descendants of Japhlet, an Asherite, but nothing is known