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Ancient port city in Israel. The most important port on Israel’s coast until the construction of Caesarea Maritima.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JOPPA (PLACE) [Heb yāpô (יָפֹו)]. A town on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea mentioned in connection with the original tribal territory of Dan (Josh 19:46). When Solomon built the Jerusalem temple—and again when the temple was rebuilt in the postexilic period—timbers from Lebanon were shipped to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Joppa. City about 35 miles northwest of Jerusalem that served as Jerusalem’s seaport. Joppa was built on a rocky hill about 116 feet high, with a cape projecting beyond the coastline into the sea, and was the only natural harbor on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt and the OT town of Acco. Some 300
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JOPPA City about 35 miles (56.3 kilometers) northwest of Jerusalem that served as Jerusalem’s seaport. Joppa was built on a rocky hill about 116 feet (35.4 meters) high, with a cape projecting beyond the coastline into the sea, and was the only natural harbor on the Mediterranean coast between Egypt
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Joppa (jop´uh; Heb., “beauty”), an important harbor in the ancient Near East. Today it is a suburb of modern Tel Aviv. According to the Bible, this city was allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh. 19:46). It was also the port through which the cedars of Lebanon came for the construction of both the first
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JOPPA. The modern Jaffa, it was the only seaport on the coast of Palestine between Haifa and Egypt, and is now the southern section of Tel Aviv. It is mentioned in the Tell el-Amarna letters. It was assigned to the tribe of Dan in the division of the land after the conquest of Joshua (Josh 19:46), though
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JOPPA. The ancient seaport, now part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa (Heb. yāf̄ ō), was the only major harbour between Acco (Haifa) and the Egypt, border (see also *Dor, *Caesarea). It served Jerusalem 50 km away. Tuthmosis III captured it by stratagem in the 15th century bc, and after the entry of the Israelites
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Joppa (Heb. yāp̱ô)A city (also Jaffa, Heb. Yafo; 126162) adjoining Tel Aviv and built on a promontory jutting into the Mediterranean, with a natural harbor below protected by several rocky outcrops. Joppa is first mentioned in a 15th-century b.c.e. inscription of Thutmose III (cf. also the Harris
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
JOPPA A city in the territory of Dan, on the coast of the Mediterranean (Josh. 19:46), conquered by the Philistines and not included in Israelite territory. Solomon brought timber to Joppa from the Lebanon for building his Temple (2 Chr. 2:16) and cedar wood was also brought to the ‘sea of Joppa’ in
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JOPPA A port city on the Mediterranean coast to the northwest of Jerusalem (modern Jaffa). Joppa was originally part of the territory assigned to Dan (Josh 19:46). The port was used to import timber from Lebanon for the building of the Temple by Solomon (2 Chr 2:15) and then for the rebuilding of the