Japhia

Japhia [N] [H] [S]

splendid.

  • The king of Lachish, who joined in the confederacy against Joshua ( Joshua 10:3 ), and was defeated and slain. In one of the Amarna tablets he speaks of himself as king of Gezer. Called also Horam ( Joshua 10:33 ).

  • One of the sons of David ( 2 Samuel 5:15 ), born in Jerusalem.

  • A town in the southern boundary of Zebulum ( Joshua 19:12 ); now Yafa, 2 miles south-west of Nazareth.

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    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Japhia". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Japhia [N] [E] [S]

    enlightening; appearing
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Japhia'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Japhia [N] [E] [H]

    (splended ) The boundary of Zebulun ascended from Daberath to Japhia, and thence passed to Gath-hepher. ( Joshua 19:12 ) Yafa , two miles south of Nazareth. ,is not unlikely to be identical with Japhin.


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

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

    Japhia [N] [E] [H]

    (splendid ).

    1. King of Lachish at the time of the conquest of Canaan by the Israelites. ( Joshua 10:3 ) (B.C. 1450.)
    2. One of the sons of David born to him in Jerusalem. ( 2 Samuel 5:15 ; 1 Chronicles 3:7 ; 14:6 ) (B.C. 1046.)

    [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

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

    JAPHIA (1)

    ja-fi'-a, jaf'-i-a (yaphia`, perhaps "tall"; compare Arabic; Iephtha):

    (1) King of Lachish, one of the 5 "kings of the Amorites" who allied themselves together in an expedition against Gibeon on account of its treaty with the Israelites (Joshua 10:3-5). After their discomfiture by Joshua in the battle of Beth-horon (10:10), "one of the most important in the history of the world" (Stanley), they fled and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah (10:16). As Joshua passed, he was informed of this, but, unwilling to delay his pursuit of the fugitives, he ordered great stones to be rolled unto the mouth of the cave, leaving a guard in charge (10:17 f). On the completion of his victory, Joshua returned to Makkedah and commanded the Israelites to bring forth the imprisoned kings, and summoned the chiefs of his army to plant their feet upon their necks. Then he put them to death; and after he had hung their bodies on 5 trees, he ordered the Israelites in the evening to take them down and cast them into the cave (10:22-27).

    (2) Septuagint Iephies, Iaphie):

    One of the sons of David who were born to him at Jerusalem (2 Samuel 5:15; 1 Chronicles 3:7; 14:6).

    James Crichton


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    JAPHIA (2)

    ja-fi'-a, jaf'-i-a (yaphia`):

    A town on the southern boundary of Zebulun named with Chisloth-tabor and Daberath (Joshua 19:12). It is represented by the modern Yafa, about 1 1/2 miles Southwest of Nazareth, near the foot of the hills. It was one of the places fortified by Josephus (Vita, 45; BJ, II, xx, 6).


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JAPHIA (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.