What does Joppa mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
ἰόππην a city of Palestine on the Mediterranean 4
ἰόππῃ a city of Palestine on the Mediterranean 4
ἰόππης a city of Palestine on the Mediterranean 2
יָפ֑וֹ a town on the southwest coast of Palestine in the territory of Dan; became primary port of Jerusalem during reign of Solomon. 1
יָפ֔וֹא a town on the southwest coast of Palestine in the territory of Dan; became primary port of Jerusalem during reign of Solomon. 1
יָפ֜וֹ a town on the southwest coast of Palestine in the territory of Dan; became primary port of Jerusalem during reign of Solomon. 1
יָפֽוֹ a town on the southwest coast of Palestine in the territory of Dan; became primary port of Jerusalem during reign of Solomon. 1

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   1 a city of Palestine on the Mediterranean, lying on the border of the tribes of Dan and Ephraim.
   It was subject to the Jews from the times of the Maccabees.
   It had a famous but dangerous port and carried on a flourishing trade.
   It is now called Jaffa.
   Additional Information: Joppa or Japho = “beautiful”.
   

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   1 a town on the southwest coast of Palestine in the territory of Dan; became primary port of Jerusalem during reign of Solomon.
   Additional Information: Joppa or Japho = “beautiful”.
   

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Joppa
Beauty, a town in the portion of Dan (Joshua 19:46 ; A.V., "Japho"), on a sandy promontory between Caesarea and Gaza, and at a distance of 30 miles north-west from Jerusalem. It is one of the oldest towns in Asia. It was and still is the chief sea-port of Judea. It was never wrested from the Phoenicians. It became a Jewish town only in the second century B.C. It was from this port that Jonah "took ship to flee from the presence of the Lord" (Jonah 1:3 ). To this place also the wood cut in Lebanon by Hiram's men for Solomon was brought in floats (2 Chronicles 2:16 ); and here the material for the building of the second temple was also landed (Ezra 3:7 ). At Joppa, in the house of Simon the tanner, "by the sea-side," Peter resided "many days," and here, "on the house-top," he had his "vision of tolerance" (Acts 9:36-43 ). It bears the modern name of Jaffa, and exibituds all the decrepitude and squalor of cities ruled over by the Turks. "Scarcely any other town has been so often overthrown, sacked, pillaged, burned, and rebuilt." Its present population is said to be about 16,000. It was taken by the French under Napoleon in 1799, who gave orders for the massacre here of 4,000 prisoners. It is connected with Jerusalem by the only carriage road that exists in the country, and also by a railway completed in 1892. It is noticed on monuments B.C. 1600-1300, and was attacked by Sannacharib B.C. 702.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Joppa
(jahp' puh) Place name meaning “beautiful.” Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Joppa is located some thirty-five miles northwest of Jerusalem. Excavations have revealed that the city dates back at least to 1650 B.C. Originally Joppa was situated on a rocky hill just over 100 feet high, a hill that just slightly beyond the coastline to form a small cape. To the north stretches the Plain of Sharon, to the south the Plain of Philistia. The Old Testament name for Joppa was Japho (or Jaffe or Yafo), the name the Israeli nation has chosen as the modern designation for the city. The Phoenician form of the term comes from the name Jafe, the daughter of Aeolus, god of the winds.
Joppa is the only natural harbor on the Mediterranean between ancient Ptolemais and Egypt, and its facilities in biblical days were far less than outstanding. Reefs forming a roughly semicircular breakwater approximately 300 feet off-shore made entrance from the south impossible. Entrance from the north was shallow and treacherous, but small vessels could navigate it.
The earliest historical reference to Joppa is found in inscriptions on the walls of the Temple of Karnak at Thebes (Luxor). Thutmose III, who ruled Egypt from 1490 to 1436 B.C., boasted of his conquest of the cities of Palestine; Joppa is one of those named. The Amarna Letters mention Joppa twice, with observations about the beauty of her gardens and the skill of her workmen in leather, wood, and metal.
When Canaan was conquered, the tribe of Dan received Joppa; but it never came firmly into Hebrew hands. The Philistines took the city, but David recaptured it. Solomon developed it into the major port serving Jerusalem. To Joppa rafts of cedar logs were floated to be transported to Jerusalem for Solomon's splendid Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16 ).
Phoenicia gained control of Joppa by the time of Jonah. As the prophet fled from God's call, he caught a ship at Joppa for his well-remembered voyage toward Tarshish (Jonah 1:3 ). In 701 B.C. Sennacherib occupied the city; then, in turn, the Babylonians and the Persians. As it had been in Solomon's day, Joppa became the port that received cedar logs from Lebanon, now for the rebuilding of the Temple under the leadership of Zerubbabel.
In 164 B.C. more than 200 Jewish citizens of Joppa were treacherously drowned by angry non-Jews. In retaliation Judas Maccabeus raided the city, burned the harbor installations, torching the anchored ships as well (2 Maccabees 12:3-9 ). Joppa's history is linked with several notable names during the years of Roman control. Pompey conquered it in 63 B.C., joining it to the province of Syria. Antony later gave the city to Cleopatra of Egypt. Augustus Caesar added it to the kingdom of Herod the Great.
The New Testament records that Joppa was the home of Dorcas, a Christian woman known for her gracious and generous deeds. At her death the Christians of Joppa called for Simon Peter, who with the command “Tabitha, arise,” restored her to life (Acts 9:36-41 ).
Simon Peter remained in Joppa at the home of Simon the Tanner. At noon, while Simon Peter waited for a meal to be prepared, he prayed on the flat roof of the tanner's house. In a trance Peter saw what seemed to be “a great sheet knit at the four corners” lowered before him and learned that the Gentile world was a fit audience for the gospel (Acts 10:9-16 ).
Joppa is now annexed to the modern city of Tel Aviv, forming a part of the southern section of the largest city of Israel. Industrial, shipping, and residential complexes have been developed on this ancient site.
Timothy Trammell
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Joppa
(Ἰόππη; Josephus, Ἰόπη; Arab. Yâfâ; modern name Jaffa)
Joppa is a maritime town of Palestine, 33 miles S.W. of Jerusalem. Built on an eminence visible far out at sea-whence its name, ‘the conspicuous’-it owes its existence to a ridge of low and partly sunken rocks running out in a N.W. direction from the S. side of the town, and forming a harbour which, though small and insecure, is yet the best on the whole coast of Palestine.
Down to the time of the Maccabees, Joppa was a heathen town, which the Jews sometimes used but never possessed. Jonah’s ship of Joppa was manned by a heathen crew (Jonah 1:5). One of the strongest proofs of the political sagacity of the three famous Maccabaean brothers lay in their resolve to make Judaea a maritime power. Each of them attempted to capture Joppa, and Simon succeeded. On the family memorial at Modin, meant for the eyes of ‘all that sail on the sea,’ he caused carved ships to be represented (1 Maccabees 13:29). The historian, in eulogizing his career, says: ‘And amid all his glory he took Joppa for a haven, and made it an entrance for the isles of the sea’ (14:5). From that time, with but few interruptions, Joppa remained in the possession of the Jews for more than two centuries. When Pompey (66 b.c.) included Judaea in the province of Syria, Joppa was one of the cities which ‘he left in a state of freedom’ (Jos. Ant. xiv. iv. 4); and Julius Caesar decreed ‘that the city of Joppa, which the Jews had originally when they made a league of friendship with the Romans, shall belong to them as it formerly did’ (x. 6).
No city was more completely judaized than this late possession. Joppa became as zealous for the Law, us patriotic, as impatient of Gentile control and culture, as Jerusalem herself. Herod the Great, who did much to hellenize Palestine, left the Pharisaic purity of Joppa untainted. Yet this stronghold of Jewish legalism was the city in which St. Peter received the vision which taught him that Jew and Gentile, as spiritually equal before God, must be impartially welcomed into the Church of Christ (Acts 10:9-16). Nowhere was the contrast between the clean and the unclean-the devoutly scrupulous observers of the Law and the jostling crowd of foreigners-more marked. St. Peter probably never realized so intensely the need of ceremonial purification before his midday meal as when he brought into the tanner’s house the defilement of contact with so many lawless and profane people. To his Jewish instincts such contamination was intolerable. But he experienced a swift and mysterious reaction, which was probably the result of much past brooding as well as of present prayer. While he lingered upon the housetop, waiting the call to eat, he became unconscious of the sights and sounds of the harbour beneath, and fell into a trance, in which he learned how different are God’s thoughts of religious purity from man’s. He became convinced that all manner of meats-and, inferentially, all manner of men-that were commonly counted unclean, were clean in God’s sight. It is as the birthplace of this revolutionary principle, which virtually gave the deathblow to Judaism, that the old town of Joppa has a place in the history of human thought. St. Peter, always impulsive and uncalculating, went straight to pagan Caesarea, and delivered a speech which opened the gates of Christ’s Church to ‘every nation’ (Acts 10:35). Joppa has also a place in the history of Christian beneficence. It is remembered as the home of a gentlewoman who was believed to have been raised from death to life, and whose example has in all ages been an incentive to ‘good works and almsdeeds’ (Acts 9:36-42).
To the ancient Greeks Joppa was known as the place where ‘Andromeda was exposed to the sea-monster’ (Strabo xvi. ii. 28). By primitive fancy the fury of the sea was ascribed to serpents and dragons. Modern writers rationalize the phenomenon. ‘More boats are upset, and more lives are lost in the breakers at the north end of the ledge of rocks that defend the inner harbour, than anywhere else on this coast.’ One cannot ‘look without a shudder at this treacherous port, with its noisy surf tumbling over the rocks, as if on purpose to swallow up unfortunate boats. This is the true monster which has devoured many an Andromeda, for whose deliverance no gallant Perseus was at hand’ (W. M. Thomson, The Land and the Book, 1864, p. 516).
Jaffa is now famous for its orange gardens and orchards, each of which has an unlimited supply of water. ‘The entire plain seems to cover a river of vast breadth, percolating through the sand en route to the sea’ (W. M. Thomson, loc. cit.).
Literature.-E. Schürer, History of the Jewish People (Eng. tr. of GJV).] ii. i. [1] 79-83; G. A. Smith, Historical Geography of the Holy Land (G. A. Smith) , 1897, p. 136f.; H. B. Tristram, Bible Places, 1897, p. 70f.; V. Guérin, Description géographique … de la Palestine: ‘Judée,’ 1869, i. 1f.
James Strahan.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Joppa
Joppa (jŏp'pah), or Japho (jâ'pho), beauty, now Jaffa. A town on the southwest coast of Palestine, in the territory of Dan. Joshua 19:46. The harbor, though always as now a dangerous one, became the port of Jerusalem in the days of Solomon, and has been ever since. Here Jonah took ship to flee from the presence of his Maker. Here, on the housetop of Simon, the tanner, "by the seaside," Peter had his vision that led him to preach the gospel to Gentiles. Acts 11:5. In population Joppa has greatly increased within 25 years. A Turkish calendar enumerates 865 Moslem, 135 Greek, 70 Greek Catholic, 50 Latin, 6 Maronite, and 5 Armenian families. It now has daily railway trains to Jerusalem. There are flourishing colonies settled in the vicinity, which foster various industries.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Joppa
Beauty; comeliness
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joppa
JOPPA. The principal seaport of S. Palestine; a place of high antiquity, being mentioned in the tribute lists of Thothmes iii., but never before the Exile in Israelite hands, being in Philistine territory. It was theoretically assigned to the tribe of Dan ( Joshua 19:46 ), and is spoken of as a seaport in 2 Chronicles 2:16 and Ezra 3:7 [1] reads ‘to the sea, unto Joppa’ in place of AV [2] ‘to the sea of Joppa ’]: these, and its well-known connexion with the story of Jonah (1:3), are the only references to the city to be found in the OT. The Maccabees wrested it more than once from the hands of their Syrian oppressors ( 1Ma 10:75 ; 1Ma 12:33 ; 1Ma 13:11 ); it was restored to the latter by Pompey (Jos. [3] Ant . XIV. iv. 4), but again given back to the Jews ( ib. XIV. x. 6) some years later. Here St. Peter for a while lodged, restored Tabitha to life, and had his famous vision of the sheet ( Acts 9:1-43 ; Acts 10:1-48 ). The traditional sites of Tabitha’s tomb and Simon the tanner’s house are shown to tourists and to pilgrims, but are of course without authority. The city was destroyed by Vespasian (a.d. 68). In the Crusader period the city passed from the Saracens to the Franks and back more than once: it was captured first in 1126, retaken by Saladin 1187, again conquered by Richard Cœur de Lion in 1191, and lost finally in 1196. In recent years it is remarkable for Napoleon’s successful storming of its walls in 1799. It is now a flourishing seaport, though its harbour little more than a breakwater of reefs is notoriously bad and dangerous. A railway connects it with Jerusalem. It is also one of the chief centres of the fruit-growing industry in Palestine, and its orange gardens are world-famed. Tradition places here the story of Andromeda and the sea-monster.
R. A. S. Macalister.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Joppa
The sea-port in Palestine in the Mediterranean. The name signifies beauty—from Japhah, Here it was that Jonah went to flee from the presence of the Lord. (Jonah 1:3) Here Peter dwelt when sent for by Cornelius And Tabitha also lived here, whom Peter by the Lord raised from the dead. (See Acts 9:36; Act 10:5-6.)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Joppa
called also Japho in the Old Testament, which is still preserved in its modern name of Jaffa or Yafah, a sea port of Palestine, situated on an eminence in a sandy soil, about seventy miles north-west of Jerusalem. Joppa was anciently the port to Jerusalem. Here all the materials sent from Tyre for the building of Solomon's temple were brought and landed; it was, indeed, the only port in Judea, though rocky and dangerous. It possesses still, in times of peace, a considerable commerce with the places in its vicinity; and is well inhabited, chiefly by Arabs. This was the place of landing of the western pilgrims; and here the promised pardons commenced. Here St. Peter raised Dorcas from the dead, and resided many days in the house of one Simon, a tanner, Acts 9:36-43 ; and it was from this place that the Prophet Jonah embarked for Tarshish.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Joppa
Hebrew Joshua 19:46 , on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, thirty miles south of Caesarea, and about thirty-five north-west of Jerusalem. Its harbor is shoal and unprotected from the winds; but on account of its convenience to Jerusalem, it became the principal port of Judea, and is still the great landing-place of pilgrims. Here the materials for building both the first and the second temple, sent from Lebanon and Tyre, were landed, 2 Chronicles 3:16 Ezra 3:7 . Here Jonah embarked for Tarshish. Here, too, Peter raised Dorcas from the dead; and in the house of Simon the tanner, by the seaside, was taught by a heavenly vision that salvation was for Gentiles as well as Jews, Acts 9:1-11:30 . Joppa was twice destroyed by the Romans. It was the seat of a Christian church for some centuries after Constantine. During the crusades it several times changed hands; and in modern times, 1799, it was stormed and sacked by the French, and twelve hundred Turkish prisoners, said to have broken their parole, were put to death.
The present town of Jaffa, or Yafa, is situated on a promontory jutting out into the sea, rising to the height of about one hundred and fifty feet, crowned with a fortress, and offering on all sides picturesque and varied prospects. Towards the west is extended the open sea; towards the south are spread the fertile plains of Philistia, reaching as far as Gaza; towards the north, as far as Carmel, the flowery meads of Sharon present themselves; and to the east, the hills of Ephraim and Judah raise their towering heads. The town is walled round on the south and east, towards the land, and partially so on the north and west, towards the sea. Its environs, away from the sand-hills of the shore, are full of gardens and orchards. From the sea, the town looks like a heap of buildings, crowded as closely as possible into a given space; and from the steepness of its site, they appear in some places to stand one on the other. The streets are very narrow, uneven, and dirty, and might rather be called alleys. The inhabitants are estimated at about fifteen thousand, of whom more than half are Turks and Arabs. There are several mosques; and the Latins, Greeks, and Armenians have each a church, and a small convent for the reception of pilgrims.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joppa, Sea of
In Ezra 3:7 , the meaning is 'the sea at Joppa.'
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joppa
Town and sea-port in the tribe of Dan. It was the port of Jerusalem. Timber was cut in Lebanon and brought in 'floats' by sea to Joppa, for the temple at Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 2:16 ; Ezra 3:7 . It was the port from which Jonah took ship to go to Tarshish. Jonah 1:3 . It was where Dorcas was restored to life, and where Peter had the vision of the sheet from heaven, with instructions to visit Cornelius. Acts 9:36-43 ; Acts 10:5-33 ; Acts 11:5,13 . It was originally called JAPHO, Joshua 19:46 ; and is now called Jaffa or Yafa , 32 3' N, 34 45' E .
It has been destroyed many times, but now it is part of Tel Aviv, the major city and port of Israel. In its vicinity fine palms, oranges, pomegranates, figs, bananas, and water-melons are grown and exported.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Joppa
From yaaphah "to shine," from its sunny look. Now Jaffa. The port of Jerusalem. The fabled scene of Andromeda's exposure to the whale; the legend is a tradition derived from Jonah's history, through the Phoenicians. Situated in Dan, S.W. of Palestine (Joshua 19:46). On a high hill; with a harbour of difficult approach, hence not used much except in going to and from Jerusalem. It was by way of Joppa that Hiram sent to Solomon the timber from Lebanon for the temple; also Cyrus for Zerubbabel's temple (2 Chronicles 2:16; Ezra 3:7). Here Jonah embarked for Cilician Tarsus. Here too on the housetop of Simon the tanner (tradition still points out the house?) Simon the tanner by the seaside, Peter, in full view of the Mediterranean washing the Gentile lands of the W., had his vision teaching that the middle wall separating Jew and Gentile is broken down, and that the gospel is for all nations (Acts 10). (See SIMON THE TANNER.)
He had come from the neighbouring Lydda to Joppa to raise Tabitha from death; that became the raising of many to spiritual life (Acts 9:36-42). Thence at Cornelius' call he went to quicken the Gentiles through the word then first preached to them with the Holy Spirit accompanying it. A vast plain surrounded it. Its situation was between Jamnia and Caesarea, which latter town Peter could reach on "the morrow" from leaving Joppa (Acts 10:24). It has now a soap manufacture. The oranges, pomegranates, and water melons are noted. it is one of the oldest cities in the world. Cepheus, its earliest king, may represent Caphtor (Genesis 10:14; Deuteronomy 2:23). It belonged to the Philistines, a Mizraimite colony of Caphtorim. The kindred to the Phoenicians is implied in the name of Cepheus' brother Phineus. It is N. of Askelon, S. of Caesarea, and 36 miles N.W. from Jerusalem.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Joppa
In Old Testament days Joppa was Israel’s only port on the Mediterranean coast. It lay between the plain of Sharon to the north and the land of the Philistines to the south.
When timber was brought from Lebanon to be used in the construction of Solomon’s temple, it was floated down from Tyre and Sidon in rafts, received at Joppa, and then taken to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 2:16). A similar arrangement was apparently used four hundred years later when Zerubbabel rebuilt the temple (Ezra 3:7). Joppa was the port where Jonah boarded a ship when he tried to flee from God (Jonah 1:3; for map see JONAH).
Joppa was one of the first places outside Jerusalem that the apostles visited in the early days of the church. There Dorcas was raised to life (Acts 9:36-43) and there Peter had a remarkable vision that changed his ideas about the evangelization of the Gentiles (Acts 10). The town still exists today, as part of Tel Aviv, and is known as Jaffa (or Yafo).

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Japho - (jay' foh) KJV, TEV spelling for Joppa in Old Testament. See Joppa
Japho - See Joppa
Joppa - ” Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Joppa is located some thirty-five miles northwest of Jerusalem. Originally Joppa was situated on a rocky hill just over 100 feet high, a hill that just slightly beyond the coastline to form a small cape. The Old Testament name for Joppa was Japho (or Jaffe or Yafo), the name the Israeli nation has chosen as the modern designation for the city. ...
Joppa is the only natural harbor on the Mediterranean between ancient Ptolemais and Egypt, and its facilities in biblical days were far less than outstanding. ...
The earliest historical reference to Joppa is found in inscriptions on the walls of the Temple of Karnak at Thebes (Luxor). , boasted of his conquest of the cities of Palestine; Joppa is one of those named. The Amarna Letters mention Joppa twice, with observations about the beauty of her gardens and the skill of her workmen in leather, wood, and metal. ...
When Canaan was conquered, the tribe of Dan received Joppa; but it never came firmly into Hebrew hands. To Joppa rafts of cedar logs were floated to be transported to Jerusalem for Solomon's splendid Temple (2 Chronicles 2:16 ). ...
Phoenicia gained control of Joppa by the time of Jonah. As the prophet fled from God's call, he caught a ship at Joppa for his well-remembered voyage toward Tarshish (Jonah 1:3 ). As it had been in Solomon's day, Joppa became the port that received cedar logs from Lebanon, now for the rebuilding of the Temple under the leadership of Zerubbabel. more than 200 Jewish citizens of Joppa were treacherously drowned by angry non-Jews. Joppa's history is linked with several notable names during the years of Roman control. ...
The New Testament records that Joppa was the home of Dorcas, a Christian woman known for her gracious and generous deeds. At her death the Christians of Joppa called for Simon Peter, who with the command “Tabitha, arise,” restored her to life (Acts 9:36-41 ). ...
Simon Peter remained in Joppa at the home of Simon the Tanner. ...
Joppa is now annexed to the modern city of Tel Aviv, forming a part of the southern section of the largest city of Israel
Mejarkon - Near Joppa
Japho - Joppa , now Jaffa (Jonah 1:3)
Joppa, Sea of - In Ezra 3:7 , the meaning is 'the sea at Joppa
Rakkon - A town of Dan, not far from Joppa; Yerakon in Septuagint (Joshua 19:46)
Joppa - In Old Testament days Joppa was Israel’s only port on the Mediterranean coast. ...
When timber was brought from Lebanon to be used in the construction of Solomon’s temple, it was floated down from Tyre and Sidon in rafts, received at Joppa, and then taken to Jerusalem (2 Chronicles 2:16). Joppa was the port where Jonah boarded a ship when he tried to flee from God (Jonah 1:3; for map see JONAH). ...
Joppa was one of the first places outside Jerusalem that the apostles visited in the early days of the church
Dorcas - ” A Christian woman of Joppa who was known for her charitable works (Acts 9:36 ). He came to Joppa
Char'Ashim, the Valley of - (ravine of craftsmen ), a place near Lydda, a few miles east of Joppa
me-Jar'Kon - ( Joshua 19:46 ) only in the neighborhood of Joppa or Japho
Rak'Kon - (the temple ) (of the head), a well-watered place in the inheritance of Dan, not fur from Joppa
Tabitha - A female disciple at Joppa, called also Dorcas, restored to life in answer to Peter's prayer
Japho - It is the ancient name of Joppa: now called Yafa, 32 3' N, 34 45' E
Jabneh - Afterwards Jamnia, now Jebna, a Philistine city on the Mediterranean coast, some twelve miles south of Joppa
Japho - Beauty, a sea-port in Dan (Joshua 19:46 ); called Joppa (q
Jehud - of Joppa
ja'Pho - ( John 19:46 ) The Hebrew form for the better-known Joppa
Raft - King Hiram's means of transporting timber for the Temple by lashing logs together and floating them down the coast from Tyre to Joppa (1 Kings 5:9 ; 2 Chronicles 2:16 )
Arimathea - City of Judea (Luke 23), home of the Joseph who buried Christ in his tomb (Matthew 27); location unknown, probably between Jerusalem and Joppa, possibly Ramleh, two miles south of Lod
Joppa - Yâfâ; modern name Jaffa)...
Joppa is a maritime town of Palestine, 33 miles S. ...
Down to the time of the Maccabees, Joppa was a heathen town, which the Jews sometimes used but never possessed. Jonah’s ship of Joppa was manned by a heathen crew (Jonah 1:5). Each of them attempted to capture Joppa, and Simon succeeded. The historian, in eulogizing his career, says: ‘And amid all his glory he took Joppa for a haven, and made it an entrance for the isles of the sea’ (14:5). From that time, with but few interruptions, Joppa remained in the possession of the Jews for more than two centuries. ) included Judaea in the province of Syria, Joppa was one of the cities which ‘he left in a state of freedom’ (Jos. 4); and Julius Caesar decreed ‘that the city of Joppa, which the Jews had originally when they made a league of friendship with the Romans, shall belong to them as it formerly did’ (x. Joppa became as zealous for the Law, us patriotic, as impatient of Gentile control and culture, as Jerusalem herself. Herod the Great, who did much to hellenize Palestine, left the Pharisaic purity of Joppa untainted. It is as the birthplace of this revolutionary principle, which virtually gave the deathblow to Judaism, that the old town of Joppa has a place in the history of human thought. Joppa has also a place in the history of Christian beneficence. ...
To the ancient Greeks Joppa was known as the place where ‘Andromeda was exposed to the sea-monster’ (Strabo xvi
Beth-le-Aphrah - " This is probably the name of a town in the Shephelah, or "low country," between Joppa and Gaza
Jehud - It is located at modern Yehud about three miles south of Petah Tikvah and eight miles north of Joppa
Kanah - A brook which separated Ephraim and Manasseh, and fell into the Mediterranean north of Joppa, Joshua 16:8 17:9
Dorcas - A female antelope, or gazelle, a pious Christian widow at Joppa whom Peter restored to life (Acts 9:36-41 )
Tab'Itha - Luke, a female disciple of Joppa, "full of good works" among which that of making clothes for the poor is specifically mentioned. Peter was at the neighboring town of Lydda, Tabitha, died; upon which the disciples at Joppa sent an urgent message to the apostle begging him to come to them without delay. This great miracle, as we are further told produced an extraordinary effect in Joppa, and was the occasion of many conversions there
Rakkon - It is now Tell er-Rakkeit, 6 miles north of Joppa, on the sea-shore, near the mouth of the river 'Aujeh, i
Tabitha - A disciple at Joppa, who made clothes for the poor and was "full of good works
Bene-Berak - It is located at modern Ibn Ibraq, four miles southeast of Joppa
Joppa - Joppa (jŏp'pah), or Japho (jâ'pho), beauty, now Jaffa. In population Joppa has greatly increased within 25 years
me-Jarkon - ]'>[1] reading, ‘and from the sea, Jarkon and the boundary near Joppa,’ sufficiently attests the name Jarkon , a place in the territory of Dan; but the site is not yet recovered
Athenobius - He was sent to Jerusalem to remonstrate with Simon Maccabæus for the occupation of Joppa, Gazara, the citadel of Jerusalem, and certain places outside Judæa
Sorek - , a torrent-bed, now the Wady Surar, "valley of the fertile spot," which drains the western Judean hills, and flowing by Makkedah and Jabneel, falls into the sea some eight miles south of Joppa
Beth-Dagon - It is probably modern khirbet Dajun on the road connecting Ramalleh and Joppa
Mejarkon - ” Stream in the territory of Dan (Joshua 19:46 ), probably the Nahr el-Auja (“winding river”), which, fed by springs at Ras el-Ain about ten miles from the coast, flows year-round to the Mediterranean about four miles north of Joppa
Dorcas - The name of a Christian woman at Joppa, ‘full of good works and almsdeeds,’ who, having died, was raised by St
Gath-Rim'Mon - (Joshua 21:24 ; 1 Chronicles 6:69 ) situated on the plain of Philistia, apparently not far from Joppa
Soap - Many plants yielding alkalies exist in Palestine and around: hubeibet (Salsola kali ) with glass-like leaves near the Dead Sea; ajram near Sinai, pounded for use as soap; the gilloo or soap plant of Egypt; and the heaths near Joppa
Lydda - It lay in the way from Jerusalem to Caesarea, four or five leagues to the east of Joppa
Ashdod - It was three miles from the Mediterranean, and midway between Gaza and Joppa
Tabitha - (In Greek called Dorcas), gazelle, a disciple at Joppa
Lod - Town later called Lydda eleven miles southeast of Joppa
Jabneel - It is identified with Yebnah, a Tillage about 170 feet above the Mediterranean and 12 miles south of Joppa
Sharon - PLAIN OF, a beautiful and spacious plain, extending from Caesarea to Joppa on the sea coast, and eastward to the mountains of Judea; and is celebrated for its wines, its flowers, and its pastures. The second, a canton between the city of Caesarea of Palestine and Joppa
Lod - It is said to be nigh to Joppa
Antipatris - Josephus places it at about the distance of seventeen miles from Joppa
Joppa - Joppa. ]'>[1] reads ‘to the sea, unto Joppa’ in place of AV [2] ‘to the sea of Joppa ’]: these, and its well-known connexion with the story of Jonah (1:3), are the only references to the city to be found in the OT
Joppa - It was by way of Joppa that Hiram sent to Solomon the timber from Lebanon for the temple; also Cyrus for Zerubbabel's temple (2 Chronicles 2:16; Ezra 3:7). )...
He had come from the neighbouring Lydda to Joppa to raise Tabitha from death; that became the raising of many to spiritual life (Acts 9:36-42). Its situation was between Jamnia and Caesarea, which latter town Peter could reach on "the morrow" from leaving Joppa (Acts 10:24)
Sharon - A very fertile plain, near the Mediterranean, extending from near Joppa northward to Mount Carmel
Ash'Dod, - (a stronghold ), ( Acts 8:40 ) one of the five confederate cities of the Philistines situated about 30 miles from the southern frontier of Palestine, three from the Mediterranean Sea, and nearly midway between Gaza and Joppa
Lydda - It lay about 9 miles east of Joppa, on the road from the sea-port to Jerusalem
Lydda - It was located at the intersection of the caravan routes from Egypt to Babylon and the road from Joppa to Jerusalem
Ono - ” Benjaminite town about seven miles southeast of Joppa
Ekron - The most northerly of the five cities of the Philistines, Joshua 13:3; in the lowlands of Judah, Joshua 15:11; conquered by Judah, Joshua 15:45; allotted to Dan, Joshua 19:43; reconquered by Samuel, 1 Samuel 5:10; 1 Samuel 7:14; again a Philistine city, 1 Samuel 17:52; 2 Kings 1:2; Jeremiah 25:20; Amos 1:8; Zechariah 9:5; now called Akir, on a hill 12 miles southeast of Joppa, a wretched village of about 50 mud hovels
Sharon - It extended from Joppa to Cæsarea (whence it is frequently in Scripture coupled with Carmel), and from the central hills to the Mediterranean
Caesarea - A sea-port on the Mediterranean, about midway between Carmel and Joppa
Lydda - of Joppa, on the line where the Maritime Plain of Palestine merges into the Shephçlah or Lowlands of Judaea . Its importance was largely due to its position at the intersection of two highways of intercourse and traffic-the road from Joppa up to Jerusalem by the Vale of Ajalon, and the caravan route from Egypt to Syria and Babylon. From this town the Apostle was called to Joppa on behalf of Dorcas (Acts 9:36). His relics were taken to Lydda, and round his name was gradually woven a tissue of legend, in which the Greek myth of Perseus and Andromeda (see Joppa), the Moslem idea of Elijah (or alternatively of Jesus) as the destined destroyer of the Impostor (al-dajjâl) or Antichrist, and the old Hebrew story of the fall of Dagon before the ark, were all inextricably intertwined, till Lydda became the shrine of St
Sin: Its Wide Consequences - They illustrated it thus:: 'A vessel sailing from Joppa, carried a passenger, who, beneath his berth, cut a hole through the ship's side
Commerce - He supplied provisions for the workmen in Lebanon, while the Phoenicians brought the timber by sea to Joppa (1 Kings 5:6; 1 Kings 5:9). " Caesarea was made a port by Herod; besides Joppa
Kanah - It has been identified with the sedgy streams that constitute the Wady Talaik, which enters the sea between Joppa and Caesarea
Cornelius - After an angel appeared to this pious soldier, he sent to Joppa for Simon Peter, who came to him with the message of forgiveness of sins through faith in the crucified and risen Christ
Aeneas - The person so called was a dweller in Lydda or Lod, a town on the plain of Sharon about ten miles south of Joppa, to which many of the Christians had fied after the persecution which dispersed the apostles and the church of Jerusalem
Ashdod - Stronghold, a Philistine city (Joshua 15:47 ), about midway between Gaza and Joppa, and 3 miles from the Mediterranean
Joppa - Joppa was anciently the port to Jerusalem
hi'Ram, - 1064), whom he ever loved, (1 Kings 5:1 ) and again, 1 Kings 5:10 ; 7:13 ; 2 Chronicles 2:16 To build the temple for Solomon, with whom he had a treaty of peace and commerce ( 1 Kings 5:11,12 ) He admitted Solomon's ships issuing from Joppa, to a share in the profitable trade of the Mediterranean, (1 Kings 10:22 ) and the Jewish sailors, under the guidance of Tyrians, were taught to bring the gold of India, (1 Kings 9:26 ) to Solomon's two harbors on the Red Sea
Joppa - Timber was cut in Lebanon and brought in 'floats' by sea to Joppa, for the temple at Jerusalem
Arimathea, or Ramah - It has generally been located at the modern Ramleh, a town near Lydda, of 3,000 inhabitants, in which the route from Egypt to Syria crosses that from Egypt to Syria crosses that from Jerusalem to Joppa
Knock - Peter stood knocking at the outer door (Acts 12:13,16 ), and the three men sent to Joppa by Cornelius made inquiry and 'stood before the gate' (10:17,18)
Tabitha - The Christian woman at Joppa, "full of good works and alms deeds" (as making coats and garments for poor widows, compare Job 31:19-20), who was raised from the dead by Peter's prayer and words under the Spirit, "Tabitha, arise
Tarshish, Tharshish - Jonah taking a ship at Joppa to sail to Tarshish may also indicate a place to the west of Palestine
Philis'Tia - It was 40 miles long on the coast of the Mediterranean between Gerar and Joppa, and 10 miles wide at the northern end and 20 at the southern
Lyd'da - It is nine miles from Joppa, and is the first town on the northernmost of the two roads between that place and Jerusalem
Snow - At Nazareth it falls more frequently and deeply,a nd it has been observed to fall even in the maritime plain of Joppa and about Carmel
Lydda - In Hebrew Lud or Lod, 1 Chronicles 8:12 ; Ezra 2:33 , and by the Greeks called Diospolis, was a city nine miles east of Joppa, on the way to Jerusalem
Simon (the Tanner) - A dweller in the town of Joppa or Jaffa; in his house St
Sea - THE MEDITERRANEAN,under the names of 'the great sea,' Numbers 34:6,7 ; Ezekiel 48:28 ; 'the uttermost sea,' or 'the hinder sea,' Deuteronomy 11:24 ; Zechariah 14:8 ; 'the sea of Joppa,' Ezra 3:7 ; 'sea of the Philistines,' Exodus 23:31
Apollonius - From Jamnia he sent a pompous defiance to Jonathan Maccabæus, who, however, captured Joppa and defeated Apollonius
Cornelius - He went from Joppa to Caesarea, thirty-five miles, preached the gospel to Cornelius and his friends, and saw with wonder the miraculous gifts of the Spirit poured upon them all
Caesare'a - (Acts 8:40 ; 9:30 ; 10:1,24 ; 11:11 ; 12:19 ; 18:22 ; 21:8,16 ; 23:23,33 ; 25:1,4,6,13 ) was situated on the coast of Palestine, on the line of the great road from Tyre to Egypt, and about halfway between Joppa and Dora
Cornelius - ...
A vision to Cornelius desiring him to send to Joppa for Peter, and a vision to Peter on the morrow, just as Cornelius' messengers, two household servants and "a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually" (for he followed David's rule, Psalms 101:6), were drawing nigh the city, instructing him to regard as clean those whom "God had cleansed," though heretofore ceremonially "unclean," and desiring him to go with Cornelius' messengers "doubting nothing," prepared the way. An undesigned coincidence (a mark of truth) is to be observed in comparing "four days ago," Acts 10:30, with Acts 10:9; Acts 10:23-24, front which it incidentally comes out that four days in all intervened between Cornelius' vision and Peter's arrival, two days in going to Joppa and two in returning, just as Cornelius states
Mediterranean Sea, the - Strangely, nature has provided few natural habors for Israel (Dor, Joppa, and Acco). Timber was brought on rafts from Lebanon to Joppa (2 Chronicles 2:16 )
Tarshish - Jonah sailed for Tarshish, the far limit of the western world from the Mediterranean port of Joppa in his futile attempt to escape God's call (Jonah 1:3 )
Simon - The tanner at Joppa with whom Peter lodged
Beth-Horon - House of the hollow, or of the cavern, the name of two towns or villages (2 Chronicles 8:5 ; 1 Chronicles 7:24 ) in the territory of Ephraim, on the way from Jerusalem to Joppa
Tarshish - It was to this port Jonah's ship was about to sail from Joppa
Ashdod - It was situated about 3 miles from the Mediterranean, and midway between Gaza and Joppa
Aphek - ...
Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa
Aphek - ...
Aphek is located at modern Tell Ras elAin near the source of the Yarkon River in the Sharon plain northeast of Joppa
Philistia - " Philistia, or the "land of the Philistines," included the coast plain on the southwest of Palestine, from Joppa on the north to the valley of Gerar on the south, a distance of about 40 miles
Sharon - A plain adjoining the seacoast of Palestine between Carmel and Joppa, about sixty miles in length and of variable width, expanding inland as it stretches from the promontory of Carmel towards the south
Simon - The tanner; a disciple who dwelt at Joppa, and in whose house Peter lodged, Acts 9:43 10:6,17,32 ...
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Dan - A portion was assigned to Dan, extending southeast from the seacoast near Joppa
Caesarea - Often called Caesarea of Palestine, situated on the coast of the Mediterranean sea, between Joppa and Tyre
Jonah - , he endeavored to avoid the command by embarking at Joppa for Tarshish, in order to fly as far as possible in the opposite direction
Joppa - At Joppa, in the house of Simon the tanner, "by the sea-side," Peter resided "many days," and here, "on the house-top," he had his "vision of tolerance" (Acts 9:36-43 )
Bethhoron - to Joppa (Jaffa)
Sharon - The broad rich tract between the central mountains and the Mediterranean, stretching from Joppa or Jaffa northwards to Carmel
Tarshish - They embarked for this place from Joppa, Jonah 1:3-4
Ship - Though Joppa and in Christ's time Caesarea were Jewish ports, 2 Chronicles 2:18 Jonah 1:3 , yet the Jews were never a maritime people, and most of their foreign navigation would appear to have been carried on by the aid of Phoenicians, 1 Kings 9:26 10:22 22:49,50
Ashdod - of Palestine, three from the Mediterranean, midway between Gaza and Joppa
Tarshish - The LXX translate Tarshish sometimes by "the sea;" and the Scripture gives the names of ships of Tarshish to those that were fitted out at Ezion-Geber, on the Red Sea, and which sailed upon the ocean, as well as to those that were fitted out at Joppa, and in the ports of the Mediterranean
Caesarea - ...
It was on the high road between Tyre and Egypt; a little more than a day's journey from Joppa on the S. Joppa and Dora had been previously the only harbors of Palestine
Caesarea - of Joppa, 25 S. Cornelius, a Roman centurion, influenced by a vision to send to Joppa for St
Dorcas - ...
The bearer of the name was a dweller in Joppa, a female disciple who had devoted herself to ‘good works’ and to ‘almsgiving. The believers in Joppa at once sent for the Apostle
Simon - The tanner, Peter’s host at Joppa ( Acts 9:43 )
Gil'Gal - (Joshua 12:23 ) Possibly the site of this place is marked by the modern village Jiljulieh , about four miles south of Antipatris, which lies 16 miles northeast of Joppa
ju'Dah - (Genesis 26:22 ) The boundaries and contents of the territory allotted to Judah are narrated at great length, and with greater minuteness than the others, in (Joshua 15:20-63 ) The north boundary, for the most part coincident with the south boundary of Benjamin, began at the embouchure of the Jordan and ended on the west at Jabneel on the coast of the Mediterranean, four miles south of Joppa
Simon - ...
The other Simon was a tanner in Joppa, on the Mediterranean coast
Sharon - Peter in the early Apostolic Age-though his visit was only brief, as he was urgently summoned away to Joppa-is said to have given rise to a widespread spiritual movement: ‘all that dwelt at Lydda and in Sharon turned to the Lord’ (Acts 9:35)
Simon - Simon the Tanner, at whose house Peter was lodging at Joppa when sent for by Cornelius
Nineveh, Ninevites - Jonah started from Joppa to sail westward (Tarshish), and the storm occurred near enough to the shore to make the sailors try to row back for safety. When Jonah, therefore, was vomited up by the fish on to the dry land, it was presumably near Joppa
Coat - On entering the upper-room in Joppa where the body of Dorcas lay, Peter was surrounded by widows showing the χιτῶνας καὶ ἱμάτις which her hands had made (Acts 9:39), Tunics naturally varied in material and shape according to the position, means, and taste of the wearer
Joppa - Joppa was twice destroyed by the Romans
Simon - ...
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A Christian at Joppa, a tanner by trade, with whom Peter on one occasion lodged (Acts 9:43 )
Absalom - It is perhaps the same Absalom whose son Jonathan was sent by Simon to secure Joppa ( 1Ma 13:11 = Jos
Archelaus - Archelaus received Idumea, Judaea, Samaria, and the cities Caesarea, Sebaste, Joppa, and Jerusalem, which yielded 600 talents income
Grecia - Yet that some intercourse was maintained with these countries from Jerusalem, may be inferred from the desire of Baasha to shut up all passage between Jerusalem and Joppa, which was its port, by the building of Ramah; and the anxiety of Asa to counteract his scheme, 1 Kings 15:2 ; 1 Kings 15:17
Dan - It included in it, among others, the cities of Lydda, Ekron, and Joppa, which formed its northern boundary
Hinnom - That is, the valley of Hinnom, or of the son of Hinnom, a narrow valley just south of Jerusalem, running up westward from the valley of the Cedron, and passing into the valley of the Cedron, and passing into the valley of Gihon, which follows the base of mount Zion north, up to the Joppa gate
Judea - The portion of Ephraim stretched along the northern limits of Dan and Benjamin, between the river Jordan on the east, and the Mediterranean sea on the West; containing Sichem, Joppa, Lydda, Gazara, &c. In the north-west quarter were Bethshemesh, or Heliopolis, a Levitical city, about ten miles west of the capital; Rama, six miles north from Jerusalem; Emmaus, a village eight miles north north-west from Jerusalem, afterward called Nicopolis, in consequence of a victory gained by Vespasian over the revolted Jews; Bethoron, a populous Levitical city on the road to Lydda, a few miles north-west of Emmaus; Kirjath-jearim, on the road to Joppa, nine miles westward from the capital; Lydda, now Lod, and called by the Greeks Diospolis, about twelve miles east of Joppa; Ramla, supposed to be the same as Arimathea, about five miles south-west of Lydda; Joppa, a maritime town, now Jaffa, about twelve leagues north-west of Jerusalem; Jabne, a walled sea-port town between Joppa and Azotus; and Ekron, a town on the north boundary of the Philistines. ...
Samaria, lying between Judea and Galilee, in 32 15' north latitude, extended along the sea coast from Joppa to Dora, and along the river Jordan from the rivulet of Alexandrium to the southern extremity of the sea of Tiberias; comprehending the territory of the tribe of Ephraim, of the half tribe of Manasseh, and part of Issachar
Fabiola, a Noble Roman Lady - Jerome and his friends hurried to the sea-coast at Joppa, and had hired vessels for flight, when the Huns abandoned their purpose and turned back
Palestine - Usually it is divided into three sections: (1) the Plain of Philistia, roughly from south of Gaza to Joppa (Tel Aviv); (2) the Plain of Sharon, from Joppa north to the promontory of the Carmel chain; and (3) the detached Plain of Acco, which merges with the Plain of Esdraelon, the historic gateway inland and to the regions to the north and east. The Plain of Sharon varies from a width of a few hundred yards just south of Carmel to more than twelve miles wide near Joppa. Joppa had roughly semicircular reefs that formed a breakwater 300 to 400 feet offshore and, consequently, was used as a port. Because of the Mediterranean influence, the coastal plain has an average annual temperature of 57 at Joppa
Simeon - SIMON THE TANNER with whom Simon lodged at Joppa (Acts 9:43; Acts 10:6; Acts 10:32). By the Sultan's order the old walls of Jaffa ("Joppa") have been lately removed. Probably no more than one tanner would be living in so small a place as Joppa; so that the tradition is confirmed that here was the house of Simon with whom Peter lodged when he received the call of Cornelius
Commerce - Joppa, though not a very convenient one, was properly the port of Jerusalem; and some of the large vessels which went to Spain sailed from it, Jonah 1:3 . prince Simon rendered the port at Joppa more convenient than it had hitherto been
Judah, Kingdom of - of a line drawn from Joppa to N. Their hilly region braced their energies for conflict with their neighbouring adversaries; so they retained their vigour, at the same time that their large pastures and wide territory, and commerce with Egypt and by the Red Sea and Joppa with other lands, gave them abundant wealth
si'Mon - (Luke 7:40 ) ...
Simon the tanner, a Christian convert living at Joppa, at whose house Peter lodged
Caesarea - A city rebuilt by Herod the Great on the site of Straton’s Tower, on the coast of Palestine, between Joppa and Dora
Peter - We find him afterwards denouncing the judgment of God on a guilty couple who had dared to lie to the Holy Ghost, Acts 5:1-11 ; visiting Samaria, and rebuking Simon the magician, Acts 8:5-24 ; healing Eneas and raising Dorcas to life at Lydda, Acts 9:32-43 ; seeing at Joppa a vision which prepared him to preach the gospel to the gentile Cornelius, Acts 10:1-48 ; imprisoned by Herod Agrippa, and delivered by an angel, Acts 12:3-19 ; and taking a part in the council at Jerusalem, Acts 15:7-11
Roads - It ran through Acco, Caesarea, Joppa, Ashdod, and Gaza into Egypt
Dan (1) - of Simeon; small, but most choice, extending from Joppa on the N
Tiglath-Pileser - of Joppa
Deborah - Dan with its port Joppa preferred merchandise to warring for the fatherland
Jonath - And how Jonah fled to Tarshish, and would not go to Nineveh; and how, on going down to Joppa, he found a ship going to Tarshish; so be paid the fare thereof, to go down to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He paid the advertised fare in the current Joppa coin, with the image and superscription of Jeroboam ii. But no booking-clerk in Joppa could have counted up to Jonah all it would cost him all his future life on earth to have fled to Tarshish from his duty to Nineveh, and from the presence of the Lord his God
Peter - Peter's fame was now become so great, that the brethren of Joppa, hearing of his being in Lydda, and of his having cured Eneas miraculously of a palsy, sent, desiring him to come and restore a disciple to life, named Tabitha, which he did. During his abode in Joppa, the Roman centurion, Cornelius, directed by an angel, sent for him to come and preach to him
Temple, Solomon's - , king of Tyre, for the supply of whatever else was needed for the work, particularly timber from the forests of Lebanon, which was brought in great rafts by the sea to Joppa, whence it was dragged to Jerusalem (1 Kings 5 )
Zerubbabel - In the second year of their coming, in the second month, having by Cyrus' decree timber, (including cedars from Lebanon brought by sea to Joppa,) and stone for the building, and money for the builders (Ezra 6:4), they laid the temple foundations with sounding of trumpets by the priests, and of cymbals by the Levites, and mingled shouts of joy and of noise of weeping in remembrance of the past (Ezra 3:7-13)
Philistines - The Sidonian king Eshmunazar claims that Dor and Joppa were added to the dominions of Sidon
Ephraim - (For information about its more important towns see BETHEL; JERICHO; Joppa; SHECHEM; SHILOH
Antiochus - He also sent Athenobius to Jerusalem to oblige Simon to restore to him Gazara and Joppa, with the citadel of Jerusalem; and to demand of him five hundred talents more, as reparation for injuries the king had suffered, and as tribute for his own cities. Simon showed Athenobius all the lustre of his wealth and power, told him he had in his possession no place which belonged to Antiochus, and said that the cities of Gazara and Joppa had greatly injured his people, and he would give the king for the property of them one hundred talents. Antiochus required that they should surrender their arms, demolish the city walls, pay tribute for Joppa and the other cities they possessed out of Judea, and receive a garrison into Jerusalem
Jonah - Jahweh’s immediate jurisdiction goes down to Joppa, and books himself in a ship manned by heathen, almost certainly Phœnicians, for Tarshish , probably the Phœnician colony in the S. Attention has often been called to the classical myths of Andromeda and Hesione, the scene of the former of which is laid in the neighbourhood of Joppa, but reference to them, even indirectly, is improbable
Jonah - Jerome says, near Joppa lay rocks represented as those to which Andromeda was bound when exposed to the sea monster. Jonah embarked at Joppa for the far off Tartessus of Spain or Tarshish in Cilicia; compare as to the folly of the attempt Psalms 139:7-10; Genesis 3:8-10; Jeremiah 23:24
Ships And Boats - ]'>[1] floats ), which carried the sawn stones to Joppa. Finally, in the time of the Maccabees we read that Simon, the brother of Judas, made Joppa a seaport ( 1Ma 14:5 )
Phoenice - A sarcophagus of king Ashmunazer with Phoenician inscription describing him "possessor of Dor, Joppa, and ample grainlands at the root of Dan," is in the Louvre, brought by the Duc de Luynes
Trade And Commerce - When Jerusalem became the capital of the country, goods were brought thither, probably by the same routes as were in use till the construction of the railways; but it is uncertain when Joppa first became the port of Jerusalem, for the statement in 2 Chronicles 2:15 that Joppa was so used in Solomon’s time is not found in the authentic chronicle of 1 Kings 5:9 , where ignorance is clearly acknowledged on this subject
Peter - He showed his increasing generosity of spirit by preaching in Samaritan villages and in the towns of Lydda and Joppa on the coastal plain (Acts 8:25; Acts 9:32; Acts 9:36)
Canon of the Old Testament - This third group was defined, and the OT Canon finally fixed, by the Synod of Palestinian Jews held at Jamnia, near Joppa, about the year a. The completion of the Hebrew Canon must be associated with a synod held at Jamnia, near Joppa, where the Sanhedrin settled after Jerusalem was taken by Titus (a
Ebla - Biblical place names such as Salim, Hazor, Lachish, Megiddo, Gaza, Dor, Sinai, Ashtaroth, and Joppa seemingly appear repeatedly in the Ebla texts
Ebla - Biblical place names such as Salim, Hazor, Lachish, Megiddo, Gaza, Dor, Sinai, Ashtaroth, and Joppa seemingly appear repeatedly in the Ebla texts
Sol'Omon - The opening of Joppa as a port created a new coasting-trade, and the materials from Tyre were conveyed to that city on floats, and thence to Jerusalem
Peter - Leaving Jerusalem again, he went forth on a missionary journey to Lydda and Joppa (Acts 9:32-43 )
Judaea - Its breadth he defines, in general terms, as extending from the river Jordan to Joppa (BJ iii
Judaea - Its breadth he defines, in general terms, as extending from the river Jordan to Joppa (BJ iii
Sea - (a) The first recounts how Cornelius sent to Joppa to fetch Peter, who lodged with one Simon, a tanner, ‘whose house is by the sea side’ (Acts 10:6; Acts 10:32)
Peter - His Jewish prejudice was thoroughly conquered by his vision at Joppa and the conversion of Cornelius and his company at Cæsarea; and, when taken to task by the Judaistic party at Jerusalem for associating with uncircumcised Gentiles, he vindicated his action and gained the approval of the Church ( Acts 10:1 to Acts 11:19 )
Palestine - , Scythopolis, Sebaste, Joppa, Azotus, etc. Joppa between Philistia and Sharon
Widows - In Joppa Tabitha (Dorcas) had instituted a species of clothing society for the help of widows (Acts 9:36 ff
Assyria, History And Religion of - , he reasserted control over the city-states of Phoenicia, sacked Joppa and Ashkelon, and invaded Judah where Hezekiah had made considerable military preparations (2 Kings 20:20 ; 2Chronicles 32:1-8,2 1 Samuel 7:3-40 ; Isaiah 22:8-11 )
Hieronymus, Eusebius (Jerome) Saint - They visited Sarepta, Acre, Caesarea, Joppa, Lydda, and Emmaus, arriving at Jerusalem early in 386. ) created a panic in Palestine, so that, in 395, ships had been provided at Joppa to carry away the virgins of Bethlehem, who hurried to the coast to embark, when the danger passed away
Solomon - Timber from Lebanon was brought by sea to Joppa, together with skilled workmen from Tyre, especially the Gebalites ( 2 Samuel 5:18 , cf
Dispersion - The story of the re-organization of Judaism on a non-sacerdotal basis by Jochanan ben Zakkai, the founder of the School of Jamnia near Joppa, and his successors, has recently been re-told by E
Dispersion - The story of the re-organization of Judaism on a non-sacerdotal basis by Jochanan ben Zakkai, the founder of the School of Jamnia near Joppa, and his successors, has recently been re-told by E
Canaan - and the beautiful plain of Sharon from Joppa to Carmel on the N
Rivers And Waterways in the Bible - While limited port facilities existed at coastal towns such as Joppa, Dor, and Accho, they were hardly adequate to facilitate more than a local fishing fleet and an occasional refuge during a storm for the larger merchant ships that frequented the great harbors established farther to the north along the Phoenician coast
Maccabees - Joppa was garrisoned and various strategic points throughout Judæa fortified
Sibylline Oracles - Tabitha is certainly the woman of Joppa (Acts 9:36-41) whom St
Christ, Christology - ); and (e) the short speech at Joppa (Acts 10:34 ff
Vespasian - Certain of the troops were sent to besiege Joppa, the headquarters of the Jewish pirates
Jerusalem - A steam railway was opened from Jaffa (Joppa) to Jerusalem in October, 1892
Palestine - The conquest of Joppa, under the auspices of Simon Maccabæus, son of Mattathias ( 1Ma 13:11 ), was the first capture of a seaport in S
Jerusalem - The route from Philistia and Sharon was by Joppa and Lydda, up the two Bethherons to the high ground at Gibeon, whence it turned S
Rufinus of Aquileia - In 397, the year when Rufinus quitted Palestine, they met (probably with many friends on both sides) at a solemn communion service in the Church of the Resurrection, joined hands in renewal of friendship, and, on Rufinus's setting out for Italy with Melania, Jerome accompanied him some little way, perhaps as far as Joppa
Palesti'na - The one ancient port of the Jews, the "beautiful", city of Joppa, occupied a position central between the Shefelah and Sharon
Peter - Then we are told of missionary enterprises conducted by Peter himself ‘throughout all parts’ (Acts 9:32), and particularly of his wonderful miracles performed at Joppa (Acts 9:33-41)
Roads And Travel - Philip proceeded from Azotus through Joppa and Antipatris to Caesarea (Acts 8:40) on the coast
Education - Jamnia, between Joppa and Ashdod, then became the headquarters of Jewish learning, and retained the position till the unhappy close of Bar Cochba’s rebellion
Church (2) - But there is as yet no subdivision; questions which arise in Samaria and Joppa are dealt, with at Jerusalem (Acts 8:14; Acts 11:1 f
Palestine - ...
The sea-coast comes little into the story of the Gospels, Afterwards, in the lives of Peter and Paul, Joppa and Caesarea were to assume an important place