The king of Tappuah, one
Which Jerom calls F12 Thaffu; it signifies an apple, and perhaps had its name from plenty of that fruit that grew there: a city of this name fell to the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:34 ) ; where also was another place called Bethtappuah, ( Joshua 15:53 ) ; and both different from another Tappuah on the border of Manasseh, which belonged to the tribe of Ephraim, ( Joshua 17:8 ) ; by some thought to be meant here:
the king of Hepher, one;
mention is made of Gittahhepher as on the border of Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:13 ) ; the same with Gathhepher, of which place was the Prophet Jonah, ( 2 Kings 14:25 ) ; and of the land of Hepher in ( 1 Kings 4:10 ) ; which is said by Jerom to be in the same tribe, and not far from Diocaesarea or Zippore; and we read of a Chepher or Hepher in the Jewish writings F13, which, according to the account of it there given, could not be far from the same place, at least it must be less than twelve miles from it.
F12 De loc. Heb. fol. 95. C.
F13 T. Hieros. Sheviith, fol. 37. 3. Vajikra Rabba, sect. 20. fol. 161. 4.