The king of Aphek, one
There was a place called Aphekah in the tribe of Judah, ( Joshua 15:53 ) ; and an Aphek that was on the border of the Amorites, ( Joshua 13:4 ) ; and another in the tribe of Asher, ( Joshua 19:30 ) ; but Adrichomius F14 places this Aphek in the tribe of Issachar, whose king Joshua smote, and takes it to be the same place where the Philistines in the times of Samuel and David brought their armies against Israel, ( 1 Samuel 4:1 ) ( 29:1 ) ; and where the king of Syria fought against Israel, ( 1 Kings 20:26 ) ; and says that its ruins were now shown in the great plain not far from Gilboa to the east of Mount Carmel, and five miles from Tabor:
the king of Lasharon, one;
which, according to the Vulgate Latin version, is the same with Saron, which, in ( Acts 9:35 ) , in some copies is called Assaron; so Adrichomius F15, who places it in the tribe of Ephraim, and takes it to be the same Sharon Isaiah speaks of, ( Isaiah 33:9 ) ( 35:2 ) ; and of which Jerom says F16, to this day there is a country between Tabor and the lake of Tiberias called Saronas, and also that from Caesarea of Palestine to the town of Joppa, all the land that is seen bears that name.
F14 Theatrum Terrae Sanct. p. 35.
F15 Ib. p. 30.
F16 De loc. Heb. fol. 94. M.