Unto Zarephath (ei Sarepta). The modern village Surafend on the coast road between Tyre and Sidon. Unto a woman that was a widow (pro gunaika chran). Literally, unto a woman a widow (like our vernacular widow woman). This is an illustration of the proverb from the life of Elijah ( 1 Kings 17:81 Kings 17:9 ). This woman was in the land of Sidon or Phoenicia, a heathen, where Jesus himself will go later.