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Raphon
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Raphon
Raphon (Ῥαφων, Rhaphōn). A city in Gilead in the Transjordan. At Raphon, Judas Maccabeus defeated Timothy, the leader of the Ammonite forces (1 Macc 5:37–43). The city sits on the bank of a tributary of the Yarmuk river, east of the Jordan. Raphon is probably the city of the Decapolis known as Raphanah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Raphon (Place)
RAPHON (PLACE) [Gk Rhaphōn (Ῥαφων)]. A city in Gilead on the banks of a tributary of the Yarmuk River. It is identified with er-Rafeh, 13 km NE of Sheikh Saʿad (Karnaim). It may be the city nw-r-p-i in the list of Canaanite cities of Thutmose III.The Maccabean Revolt met with early success, including
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Raphon
Raphon rāʹfən [Gk. Rhapheiōn] (1 Macc. 5:37). A town in Gilead, near Carnaim (Ashteroth-karnaim or Karnaim), where Judas Maccabeus defeated Timothy the leader of the Ammonite forces (1 Macc. 5:37–43; cf. Josephus Ant. xii.8.4 [342], Romphon). Raphon is probably to be identified with er-Râfeh, about
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Raphon
RAPHON A town where Judas Maccabeus and his troops defeated the Syrian commander Timothy (1 Macc 5:37–43). It was near Carnaim, and since Carnaim is the same as Ashteroth-karnaim (the modern Sheikh Sa’ad), Raphon is probably er-Rafeh on the Nahr el-Ehreir.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Raphon
Raphon (Gk. Rapĥn)A city near one of the major sources of the Yarmuk River, ca. 55.5 km. (34.5 mi.) directly E of the upper Jordan as it enters the Sea of Galilee; modern er-Râfeh. The Ammonite general Timothy encamped with his forces opposite the city, but Judas Maccabeus crossed the wadi and defeated
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Raphon
Raphon [rāˊfŏn] (Gk. Raphōn). A city near one of the major sources of the Yarmuk river, ca. 55.5 km. (34.5 mi.) directly east of the upper Jordan as it enters the Sea of Galilee; modern er-Râfeh. The Ammonite general Timothy encamped with his forces across a seasonal stream from the city
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Raphon
RAPHON A city in Gilead, east of the Jordan, where Judas Maccabeus defeated a large army gathered by the Seleucid commander Timothy (1 Macc 5:37–44). Raphon is probably the modern er-Rafeh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Raphon
Ra´phon, a city of Gilead, 1 Macc. 5:37, perhaps identical with Raphana, which is mentioned by Pliny as one of the cities of the Decapolis.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
RAPHON
RAPHON<ra’-fon> (Ῥαφειών, Rhapheion]): The place where in his campaign East of Jordan Judas inflicted disastrous defeat on the host of Timotheus, the fugitives fleeing for refuge to the temple at Carnaim (1 Macc 5:37 ff; Ant, XII, viii, 4). The same place is doubtless referred to by Pliny as “Raphana” (NH,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Raphon
Raphon ray’fon (Ραφων). A city in Gilead near which the Gentile leader Timothy gathered a new army after being routed by Judas Maccabee (1 Macc. 5:37). By crossing the ravine to encounter the enemy on the bank opposite the city, however, the Jews again routed the Gentiles. Raphon is apparently included
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Raphon
RAPHON, rāʹfon (Ῥαφειών, Rhapheiō̇n): The place where in his campaign E. of Jordan Judas inflicted disastrous defeat on the host of Timotheus, the fugitives fleeing for refuge to the temple at Carnaim (1 Macc 5:37 ff; Ant, XII, viii, 4). The same place is doubtless referred to by Pliny as “Raphana” (NH,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
RAPHON
RAPHON ray´fon [Ῥαφών Rhaphōn]. A town in Gilead usually associated with Er-Rafeh. According to 1 Macc 5:37–44, Gentiles under the leadership of a man named Timothy had begun to attack the Jews living in Transjordan following the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. Judas Maccabeus and his army
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