distillation; dropping, a town in Judah, in the neighbourhood, probably, of Bethlehem ( Nehemiah 7:26 ; 1 Chronicles 2:54 ). Two of David's guards were Netophathites ( 1 Chronicles 27:13 1 Chronicles 27:15 ). It has been identified with the ruins of Metoba, or Um Toba, to the north-east of Bethlehem.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Netophah". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".