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Japhia

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • 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

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Japhia

Splendid.

1. 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).

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

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


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary
Japhia

enlightening; appearing


Naves Topical Index
Japhia

1. King of Lachish
Joshua 10:3

2. A town of Zebulun
Joshua 19:12

3. A son of David
2 Samuel 5:15; 1 Chronicles 3:7; 1 Chronicles 14:6


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Japhia

1. (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.
2. (splendid).

  1. King of Lachish at the time of the conquest of Canaan by the Isr'lites. (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.)

3. In "Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim" was Absalom's sheepfarm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. (2 Samuel 13:23) There is no clue to its situation.
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)