- Aphek used 8 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H663 Used 8 times
Aphekah, Aphik, strength; a rapid torrent
1. A city
Of the tribe of Asher
2. A city of the tribe of Issachar
Philistines defeat Israelites at
1 Samuel 4:1-11
3. A city between Damascus and Palestine. Ben-Hadad defeated at
1 Kings 20:26-30
(strength), the name of several places in Palestine.
- A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was killed by Joshua, (Joshua 12:18) probably the same as APHEKAH in (Joshua 15:53)
- A city, apparently in the extreme north of Asher, (Joshua 19:30) from which the Canaanites were not ejected, (Judges 1:31) though here it is APHIK. This is probably the same place as APHEK, (Joshua 13:4) on the extreme north "border of the Amorites,"; identified with the Aphaca of classical times, the modern Afka .
- A place at which the Philistines encamped while the Isr'lites pitched in Eben-ezer, before the fatal battle in which the sons of Eli were killed and the ark was taken. (1 Samuel 4:1) This would be somewhere to the northwest of and at no great distance from Jerusalem.
- The scene of another encampment of the Philistines, before an encounter not less disastrous than that just named,
the defeat and death of Saul. (1 Samuel 29:1) It is possible that it may be the same place as the preceding.
- A city on the military road from Syria to Isr'l. (1 Kings 20:26) It is now found in Fik , at the head of the Wady Fik , six miles east of the Sea of Galilee.
A city in the mountains of Judah.
(strong place), a city of Judah, in the mountains (Joshua 15:53) probably the same as APHEK, 1.