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("beautiful".) A village addressed by Micah (Micah 1:11). "In the mountain district between Eleutheropolis and Ascalon" (Eusebius and Jerome, Onomast.). In this direction lies now es Sawafir, seven miles N.E. of Ascalon, and twelve W. of Beit Jibrin (Eleutheropolis), to the right of the coast road from Gaza; Sawafir is however not "in the mountain district," but on the open plain.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'saphir' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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