Places Study on Aphek

Places Study on Aphek

Joshua 12: The king of Aphek, one; the king of Lasharon, one;
Joshua 13: From the south, all the land of the Canaanites, and Mearah that is beside the Sidonians, unto Aphek, to the borders of the Amorites:
Joshua 15: And Janum, and Bethtappuah, and Aphekah,
Joshua 19: Ummah also, and Aphek, and Rehob: twenty and two cities with their villages.
1 Samuel 4: And the word of Samuel came to all Israel. Now Israel went out against the Philistines to battle, and pitched beside Ebenezer: and the Philistines pitched in Aphek.
1 Samuel 29: Now the Philistines gathered together all their armies to Aphek: and the Israelites pitched by a fountain which is in Jezreel.
1 Kings 20: And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Benhadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
1 Kings 20: But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Benhadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
2 Kings 13: And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD'S deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them.

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Aphek
strength

1. A city in Lebanon, assigned to the tribe of Asher, Joshua 13:4 ; 19:30 ; but not subdued, Judges 1:31 . Its site may be still found in Mount Lebanon, called Aphka.

2.A city of the tribe of Issachar, in the valley of Jezreel, noted in the wars with Philistines, 1 Samuel 4:1 ; 29:1 .

3.A city five miles east of the sea of Galilee, the walls of which fell upon twenty-seven thousand Syrians under Benhadad, after his defeat by the Israelites, 1 Kings 20:26-34 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Aphek
Aphekah
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Aphek
("strength".)

1. Same as Aphekah (Joshua 15:58). A Canaanite royal city, the king of which was killed by Joshua (Joshua 12:18).

2. In the extreme N. of Asher (Joshua 19:30). The Aphik from which the Canaanites were not expelled (Judges 1:31). Probably too the Aphek on the N." border of the Amorites" (Joshua 13:4-5), the Aphaca of the classics, famed for Venus' temple, now Afka, on the N.W. slopes of Lebanon; mentioned in company with Baal-Gad, the other northern sanctuary.

3. The place of the Philistines' encampment before the Israelites' defeat in which Eli's sons were killed and the ark was taken (1 Samuel 4); also before the battle in which Saul was slain (1 Samuel 29); on the Philistines' high road to Jezreel.

4. On the road from Syria to Israel (1 Kings 20:25-26), in the level plain E. of Jordan; a common field of battles with Syria. (2 Kings 13:17). Now Fik; at the head of the wady Fik, six miles E. of the sea of Galilee, still on the great road between Damascus, Nabulus, and Jerusalem.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Aphek
APHEK . 1 . An unidentified city in the plain of Sharon ( Joshua 12:18 ). It may be the same as Aphek of 1 Samuel 4:1 , and of Jos [Note: Josephus.] BJ II. xix. 1. 2 . A city which Asher failed to take ( Joshua 13:4 ; Joshua 19:30 , Judges 1:31 ). It may be Afqa , on Nahr Ibrahîm . 3 . Some authorities identify this ( 1 Samuel 29:1 ) with No. 1 , and make the Philistines advance upon Jezreel from the S.W. But if they approached from Shunem ( 1 Samuel 28:4 ), Aphek must have been in Esdraelon in the neighbourhood of el-Fûleh . 4 . The place where Ahab defeated Benhadad ( 1 Kings 20:26 ; 1 Kings 20:30 ), in the Mîshôr , probably the modern Fîq , or Afîq , on the brow of the plateau, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. Possibly Joash smote the Syrians here ( 2 Kings 13:17 ff.).

W. Ewing.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Aphek
(ay' fehk) Place name meaning “bed of brook or river” or “fortress.” 1. City whose king Joshua defeated (Joshua 12:18 ), where Philistine armies formed to face Israel in days of Samuel (1 Samuel 4:1 ) resulting in Philistine victory and capture of Israel's ark of the covenant. Philistine armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul. The Philistine commanders forced Achish to send David back from battle (1 Samuel 29:1 ). Eventually the Philistines defeated Israel, bringing death to Saul and Jonathan.

Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa. Egyptian execration texts from about 1900 B.C. apparently refer to Aphek. Aphek became known as Antipatris in the New Testament era. See Joshua 13:4 ). This may be modern Afqa, fifteen miles east of ancient Byblos and 23 miles north of Beirut, Lebanon. 3. City assigned to Asher (Joshua 19:30 ) but not conquered (Judges 1:31 ). This may be modern Tell Kerdanah three miles from Haifa and six miles southeast of Acco. 4. City east of Jordan near the Sea of Galilee where Benhadad led Syria against Israel about 860 but met defeat as a prophet predicted for Israel (1 Kings 20:26-30 ). A wall of Aphek fell on 27,000 Syrians (1 Kings 20:30 ). Also Elisha promised Joash victory over the Syrians in Aphek (2 Kings 13:17 ).



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aphek
1. Royalcity of the Canaanites, the king of which was killed by Joshua, Joshua 12:18 : probably the same as APHEKAHin Joshua 15:53 . Not identified.

2. City in the north border of Asher, from which in the time of Joshua the inhabitants were not expelled. Joshua 13:4 ; Joshua 19:30 : called APHIKin Judges 1:31 . Identified with Afka at the foot of the Lebanon between Baalbek and Byblus.

3. Place where the Philistines encamped when Israel was defeated. 1 Samuel 4:1 .

4. Where the Philistines encamped when Saul and Jonathan were killed. 1 Samuel 29:1 . Perhaps the same as No. 3.

5. City, the wall of which falling killed 27,000 of the Syrians, 1 Kings 20:26,30 ; 2 Kings 13:17. It is identified with Fik, 32 47' N, 35 41' E, on the great road between Damascus and Jerusalem.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Aphek
Aphek (â'fek), strength. The name of several towns. 1. A royal city of the Canaanites whose king was slain by Joshua. Joshua 12:18. It was near Hebron, and probably the same as Aphekah. Joshua 15:53. 2. A city of Asher, Joshua 19:30, in the north of Palestine, near Sidon, Joshua 13:4; supposed to be the same as Aphik, Judges 1:31, and the classical Aphaca, noted in later history for its temple of Venus; now Afka, near Lebanon. 3. A place where the Philistines encamped before the ark was taken, 1 Samuel 4:1, northwest of Jerusalem and near Shocho, now Belled el-Foka. 4. A place near Jezreel, in Issachar, where the Philistines were, before defeating Saul, 1 Samuel 29:1, and cannot be identified with No. 3, as some have suggested. 5. A walled city in the plains of Syria, on the road to Damascus. 1 Kings 20:26; 1 Kings 20:30; 2 Kings 13:17. It was about six miles east of the Sea of Galilee; now called Fik.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Aphek
(ay' fehk) Place name meaning “bed of brook or river” or “fortress.” 1. City whose king Joshua defeated (Joshua 12:18 ), where Philistine armies formed to face Israel in days of Samuel (1 Samuel 4:1 ) resulting in Philistine victory and capture of Israel's ark of the covenant. Philistine armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul. The Philistine commanders forced Achish to send David back from battle (1 Samuel 29:1 ). Eventually the Philistines defeated Israel, bringing death to Saul and Jonathan.

Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa. Egyptian execration texts from about 1900 B.C. apparently refer to Aphek. Aphek became known as Antipatris in the New Testament era. See Joshua 13:4 ). This may be modern Afqa, fifteen miles east of ancient Byblos and 23 miles north of Beirut, Lebanon. 3. City assigned to Asher (Joshua 19:30 ) but not conquered (Judges 1:31 ). This may be modern Tell Kerdanah three miles from Haifa and six miles southeast of Acco. 4. City east of Jordan near the Sea of Galilee where Benhadad led Syria against Israel about 860 but met defeat as a prophet predicted for Israel (1 Kings 20:26-30 ). A wall of Aphek fell on 27,000 Syrians (1 Kings 20:30 ). Also Elisha promised Joash victory over the Syrians in Aphek (2 Kings 13:17 ).



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Aphik - (ay fihk) Variant Hebrew spelling of Aphek (Judges 1:31 ). See Aphek , 3
Aphekah - See Aphek
Aphik - See Aphek
Lasharon - ” Sharon is the name of the plain in which the preceding town Aphek in the list is located. The original Hebrew text may have indicated Aphek in Sharon to distinguish it from other Apheks. See Aphek
Aphekah - AphekAH ( Joshua 15:53 ). Probably same as Aphek, 1
Aphek - Philistine armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul. ... Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa. apparently refer to Aphek. Aphek became known as Antipatris in the New Testament era. A wall of Aphek fell on 27,000 Syrians (1 Kings 20:30 ). Also Elisha promised Joash victory over the Syrians in Aphek (2 Kings 13:17 )
Aphek - Philistine armies including David and his men gathered in Aphek to fight Saul. ... Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa. apparently refer to Aphek. Aphek became known as Antipatris in the New Testament era. A wall of Aphek fell on 27,000 Syrians (1 Kings 20:30 ). Also Elisha promised Joash victory over the Syrians in Aphek (2 Kings 13:17 )
Aphik - A city of Asher ( Judges 1:31 ), the same as Aphek, 2
Aphe'Kah - (strong place ), a city of Judah, in the mountains ( Joshua 15:53 ) probably the same as Aphek , 1
Antipatris - It is located on the site of Old Testament Aphek. See Aphek
a'Phik - ( Judges 1:31 ) Probably the same place as Aphek , 2
Aphek - Aphek . It may be the same as Aphek of 1 Samuel 4:1 , and of Jos [Note: Josephus. But if they approached from Shunem ( 1 Samuel 28:4 ), Aphek must have been in Esdraelon in the neighbourhood of el-Fûleh
Ben-Hesed - ” Solomon's district supervisor over the Mediterranean coastal region between Aphek on the south and Hepher
Ben-Deker - His district bordered the Philistine territory on the west, reached to Aphek in the north, and to Beth-shemesh in the south (1 Kings 4:9 )
Lassharon - ] B reads here ‘the king of Aphek in Sharon
Ebenezer - ” The name of a site near Aphek where the Israelites camped before they fought in battle against the Philistines (1 Samuel 4:1 )
Hepher - A Canaanite royal city, named immediately before Aphek ( Joshua 12:17 )
Hophni - They both perished in the disastrous battle with the Philistines at Aphek (4:11)
Aphik - (Judges 1:31 ); Aphek (Joshua 13:4 ; 19:30 ), stronghold
Hophni And Phinehas - The curse was accomplished when Hophni and Phinehas were slain at the battle of Aphek, and the ark of God was lost an incident which was the cause of the death of Eli (ch
Aphek - Aphek (â'fek), strength. It was near Hebron, and probably the same as Aphekah
Aphek - Same as Aphekah (Joshua 15:58). Probably too the Aphek on the N
Eben-Ezer - Stone of help, the memorial stone set up by Samuel to commemorate the divine assistance to Israel in their great battle against the Philistines, whom they totally routed (1 Samuel 7:7-12 ) at Aphek, in the neighbourhood of Mizpeh, in Benjamin, near the western entrance of the pass of Beth-horon
a'Phek -
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
Ben-ha'Dad - When he succeeded to the throne, Jehoash recovered the cities which Jehoahaz had lost to the Syrians, and beat him in Aphek
Shiloh - Years later, following a defeat at Aphek, the Israelite army sent for the ark of the covenant from Shiloh. Mistakenly thinking that the ark would bring victory, the Israelites lost the second battle of Aphek to the Philistines
Benbadad - When he succeeded to the throne, Jehoash recovered the cities which Jehoahaz had lost to the Syrians, and beat him in Aphek
Ben-Hadad - Another prophetic word led Ahab to victory when Ben-hadad attacked Israel at Aphek (1 Kings 20:22-30 )
Winepress - Recent excavations at tel Aphek have uncovered two unusually large plastered wine presses dating from the Late Bronze Age (1550-1200 B
Ophir - See Aphek
Sharon - In Joshua 12:13 Lassharon is mentioned as one of the royal cities of Canaan; as ‘the king of’ is omitted in the original, the passage may read ‘king of Aphek in the Sharon
a'Hab - (1 Kings 20:1-21 ) Next year Ben-hadad again invaded Israel by way of Aphek, on the east of Jordan; yet Ahab's victory was so complete that Ben-hadad himself fell into his hands, but was released contrary to God's will, (1 Kings 20:22-34 ) on condition of restoring the cities of Israel, and admitting Hebrew commissioners into Damascus
Eli - The Israelites proclaimed war against the Philistines, whose army was encamped at Aphek
Benhadad - In the following year, however, he came with a most powerful army to Aphek, where Ahab again engaged him, killed a hundred thousand of his men, and the remainder endeavouring to take refuge in Aphek, the walls of the city fell upon them, and killed twenty-seven thousand more
Samuel - " A fierce and disastrous battle was fought at Aphek, near to Ebenezer (1 Samuel 4:1,2 ). They accordingly, without consulting Samuel, fetched it out of Shiloh to the camp near Aphek. For twenty years after this fatal battle at Aphek the whole land lay under the oppression of the Philistines
Cord - ” In 1 Kings 20:31, we read that the Syrians who fled into Aphek proposed to put sackcloth on their heads as a sign of repentance for attacking Israel, and to put “ropes” about their necks as a sign of submission to Israel’s authority
jo'Ash - On occasion of a friendly visit paid by Joash to Elisha on his death-bed, the prophet promised him deliverance from the Syrian yoke in Aphek, ( 1 Kings 20:26-30 ) He then bade him smite upon the ground, and the king smote thrice and then stayed
Ben-Hadad - But instead of smiting the ground repeatedly he only smote thrice from want of faith; so, instead of destroying the Syrians as he might have done, he only was to smite them thrice, which he did in Aphek (2 Kings 13:14-19) in the Esdraelon plain, where Ahab had defeated Ben-Hadad I (1 Kings 20:26); compare Amos 1:3-4, which foretells Ben-Hadad's overthrow
Esarhaddon - , marching from Asshur (Kileh Sherghat) to Tyre, besieged Bahal its king who was in league with Tirhakah, thence he marched to Aphek at the foot of Lebanon, then to Raphia S
Naaman - But the premises are not sufficient to support the conclusion; for it appears that Benhadad had commanded his army in person twice before; once in the siege of Samaria, 1 Kings 20:1 , and once at Aphek, 1 Kings 20:26
Saul - The Philistines had gathered together at Aphek, while Saul held the fateful plains of Megiddo at Jezreel
Damascus - Hostilities continued between Syria and Israel till the days of Ahab: Ahab’s sparing of Ben-hadad after the battle of Aphek and his making a truce with him, were the cause of a prophetic denunciation ( 1 Kings 20:42 )
Elisha - ... The king having done this, Elisha said, This is the arrow of the Lord's deliverance: thou shalt be successful against Syria at Aphek
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - Yarkon River The Yarkon is formed by the seasonal runoff from the western slopes of the Samaritan and Judean hills that flows into the Brook Kanah, its major tributary, and the rich springs at the base of Aphek about eight miles inland from the Mediterranean shoreline. Though anchorages and small harbors, such as tel Qasile, a Philistine town, were established along its course and the cedar timbers from Lebanon were floated inland to Aphek for transport to Jerusalem for the construction of Solomon's palace and Temple, the Yarkon historically formed a major barrier to north-south traffic because of the extensive swamps that formed along its course
Ahab - Again Benhadad, according to the prevalent idea of local gods, thinking Jehovah a god of the hills (His temple being on mount Zion and Samaria being on a hill) and not of the plains, ventured a battle on the plains at Aphek, E
Elisha - thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek