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  • 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
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Strongs Concordance:


Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

Aphekah, Aphik, strength; a rapid torrent

Naves Topical Index

1. A city

Of the tribe of Asher
Joshua 19:30

Called Aphik
Judges 1:31

2. A city of the tribe of Issachar

Philistines defeat Israelites at
1 Samuel 4:1-11

Saul slain at
1 Samuel 29:1; 1 Samuel 31:1-13

Probably the same mentioned in Joshua 12:18 as a royal city of the Canaanites
Joshua 12:18

3. A city between Damascus and Palestine. Ben-Hadad defeated at
1 Kings 20:26-30

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(strength), the name of several places in Palestine.

  1. 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)
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Naves Topical Index

A city in the mountains of Judah.
Joshua 15:53

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(strong place), a city of Judah, in the mountains (Joshua 15:53) probably the same as APHEK, 1.