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Nephtoah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah
Nephtoah (נֶפְתּוֹחַ‎, nephtoach). A spring on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:9; Josh 18:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah (Place)
NEPHTOAH (PLACE) [Heb neptôaḥ (נֶפְתֹּוחַ)]. A location on the boundary between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:9; 18:15). It has been identified with present day Lifta (Arabic name), that is, Me Neftoah (modern Hebrew name), about 3 miles NW of Jerusalem (M.R. 168133). The name appears only in the phrase
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Nephtoah, Waters of
Nephtoah, Waters of. Geographical landmark situated between Mt Ephron to the west and the Valley of Hinnom to the east, defining part of the boundary separating the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:9; 18:15). Its site is generally identified with Ain Lifta, three miles northwest of Jerusalem.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nephtoah
Nephtoah nef-tōʹə [Heb nep̱tô[a]ḥ; Gk Naphthō]. A place mentioned only in Josh. 15:9 and 18:15 as marking the northern boundary between Judah and Benjamin. Nephtoah has been identified with modern Lifta, located 5 km (3 mi) NW of old Jerusalem (LBHG, rev ed., pp. 122f), but this requires the double
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah, Waters of
NEPHTOAH, WATERS OF Geographical landmark situated between Mt Ephron to the west and the valley of Hinnom to the east, defining part of the boundary separating the tribes of Judah and Benjamin (Jos 15:9; 18:15). Its site is generally identified with Ain Lifta, three miles (4.8 kilometers) northwest of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Nephtoah
Nephtoah (nef-toh´uh), a water source on the boundary of Judah (Josh. 15:9) with Benjamin (18:15). It is identified as modern Lifta with its spring, three miles northwest of Jerusalem.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nephtoah, Waters of
NEPHTOAH, WATERS OF. Usually identified with modern Lifta, about three miles NW of Jebusite Jerusalem, six miles E of Kirjath-jearim, and SW of Gibeah. It was a spring of gushing water that served as a marker on the boundary line between Judah and Benjamin (Josh 15:9; 18:15). Other possible identifications
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Nephtoah
NEPHTOAH. Mentioned only in the expression ‘the spring of the Waters of Nephtoah’ (Jos. 15:9; 18:15). The context shows that it was on the borders of Judah and Benjamin. It is usually identified with Lifta, a village 4 km NW of Jerusalem. The linguistic equation Nephtoah = Lifta is very doubtful, but
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Nephtoah
Nephtoah (Heb. Nep̱tôaḥ), Waters ofA named spring on the border between Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:9; 18:15). The site is identified as modern Liftā/Me Neftoah (168133), ca. 5 km. (3 mi.) NW of Jersualem. Some have connected the naming of this spring with Pharaoh Merenptah (whose name is nearly
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah, Waters of
NEPHTOAH [nĕf tōˊə], WATERS OF (Heb. mê nep̱tôaḥ). A place on the boundary between the tribal territories of Judah and Benjamin (Josh. 15:9; 18:15). The name may derive from the Egyptian pharaoh Merneptah (1224–1214 B.C.) (cf. ANET, p. 258). The site is generally identified as the spring
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah
Neph´toah, or Nephto´ah (opening), The water of. The spring or source of the water or (inaccurately) waters of Nephtoah was one of the landmarks in the boundary line which separated Judah from Benjamin. Josh. 15:9; 18:15. It lay northwest of Jerusalem, in which direction it seems to have been satisfactorily
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nephtoah, the Waters of
NEPHTO´AH, THE WATERS OF (nef-tōʹa; “an opening”). The spring or source of the water, or (inaccurately) waters of Nephtoah, was one of the landmarks in the boundary line that separated Judah from Benjamin (Josh. 15:9; 18:15). It lay two miles NW of Jerusalem, in which direction it seems to have been
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