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Zarephath

Zarephath [N] [E] [H]

(smelting place ), the residence of the prophet Elijah during the latter part of the drought. ( 1 Kings 17:9 1 Kings 17:10 ) It was near to, or dependent on, Zidon. It is represented by the modern village of Sura-fend . Of the old town considerable indications remain. One group of foundations is on a headland called Ain el-Kanatarah ; but the chief remains are south of this, and extend for a mile or more, with many fragments of columns, slabs and other architectural features. In the New Testament Zarephath appears under the Greek form of SAREPTA. ( Luke 4:26 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Zarephath'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.