the names of certain tribes, colonies from which had been planted in Samaria by the Assyrian leader Asnapper. ( Ezra 4:9 ; 5:6 ) The first and last are regarded as the same. Whence these tribes came is entirely a matter of conjecture.
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Apharsathchites, Apharsites, Apharsacites,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.