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The Phoenician town where Elijah stayed in 1 Kgs 17:8–24. Home of the widow whose son Elijah raised from the dead (1 Kgs 17:19–21). Located on the Mediterranean coast between Tyre and Sidon. Also called Sarepta and Sarafand.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ZAREPHATH (PLACE) [Heb ṣārĕpat (צָרְפַת)]. A city-state located near the tip of a promontory along the Lebanese Mediterranean seacoast about 14 miles (ca. 22.5 km) N of Tyre and 8 miles (ca. 13 km) S of Sidon. Since Zarephath was located on the coastal road in Phoenicia, it encountered many passing
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zarephath. Village where the woman who provided food and lodging for Elijah lived (1 Kgs 17:9, 10; Lk 4:26, kjv Sarepta). Obadiah later prophesied that the Israelite exiles of Halah would “possess Phoenicia as far as Zarephath” (Ob 20). Zarephath was under the control of Sidon at the time Elijah visited,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZAREPHATH Village where the woman who provided food and lodging for Elijah lived (1 Kgs 17:9–10; Lk 4:26). Obadiah later prophesied that the Israelite exiles of Halah would “possess Phoenicia as far as Zarephath” (Ob 1:20). Zarephath was under the control of Sidon at the time Elijah visited, thus serving
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zarephath (zair´uh-fath), a port city on the Phoenician coast at modern Sarafand, eight miles south of Sidon and fourteen miles north of Tyre. Phoenician and Hellenistic remains were found at Ras el-Qantara, a promontory overlooking what was a northern harbor and possibly also a southern harbor. Hellenistic,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZAREPHATH. During the three-year drought suffered by Israel in the days of Ahab, God sent Elijah, by whom the judgment had been pronounced on Israel, to the Phoenician city of Zarephath for sustenance. There the widow with whom the prophet lived enjoyed a perennial supply of oil and meal and experienced
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zarephath (Heb. ṣārĕp̱aṯ; Gk. Sárepta)A Phoenician port city (176316; modern Ṣarafand) located on the Mediterranean coast between Tyre and Sidon. Captured by Sennacherib in 701 b.c.e. (Akk. Zaribtu), it was a thriving commercial center in the Roman period.During a time of severe famine God commanded
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
ZAREPATH An important Sidonian harbor, modern Ras Sarafand, about 6 miles south of Sidon. It is mentioned for the first time as being situated along the Via Maris (Roads) in a list of the time of Rameses II. Later it is mentioned among the Phoenician towns taken by Sennacherib in 701 bc. It was at Zarephath
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ZAREPHATH A Phoenician coastal town south of Sidon, the modern Sarafand. It was a possession of Sidon at the time of its capture by Sennacherib in 701 b.c. and later belonged to Tyre. It was here that Elijah went during a severe famine in Palestine under Ahab. In the town he was shown hospitality by