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Bible Names H-M: Japhia


Japhia in Easton's Bible Dictionary splendid. (1.) The king of Lachish, who joined in the confederacy against Joshua (Josh. 10:3), and was defeated and slain. In one of the Amarna tablets he speaks of himself as king of Gezer. Called also Horam (Josh. 10:33). (2.) One of the sons of David (2 Sam. 5:15), born in Jerusalem. (3.) A town in the southern boundary of Zebulum (Josh. 19:12); now Yafa, 2 miles south-west of Nazareth.

Japhia in Hitchcock's Bible Names enlightening; appearing

Japhia in Naves Topical Bible -1. King of Lachish Jos 10:3 -2. A town of Zebulun Jos 19:12 -3. A son of David 2Sa 5:15; 1Ch 3:7; 14:6

Japhia in Smiths Bible Dictionary (splended) The boundary of Zebulun ascended from Daberath to Japhia, and thence passed to Gath-hepher. Jos 19:12 Yafa, two miles south of Nazareth. ,is not unlikely to be identical with Japhin.

Japhia in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE ja-fi'-a, jaf'-i-a (yaphia`, perhaps "tall"; compare Arabic; Iephtha): (1) King of Lachish, one of the 5 "kings of the Amorites" who allied themselves together in an expedition against Gibeon on account of its treaty with the Israelites (Josh 10:3-5). After their discomfiture by Joshua in the battle of Beth-horon (10:10), "one of the most important in the history of the world" (Stanley), they fled and hid themselves in the cave at Makkedah (10:16). As Joshua passed, he was informed of this, but, unwilling to delay his pursuit of the fugitives, he ordered great stones to be rolled unto the mouth of the cave, leaving a guard in charge (10:17 f). On the completion of his victory, Joshua returned to Makkedah and commanded the Israelites to bring forth the imprisoned kings, and summoned the chiefs of his army to plant their feet upon their necks. Then he put them to death; and after he had hung their bodies on 5 trees, he ordered the Israelites in the evening to take them down and cast them into the cave (10:22-27). (2) Septuagint Iephies, Iaphie): One of the sons of David who were born to him at Jerusalem (2 Sam 5:15; 1 Ch 3:7; 14:6). James Crichton

Japhia Scripture - 2 Samuel 5:15 Ibhar also, and Elishua, and Nepheg, and Japhia,

Japhia Scripture - Joshua 10:3 Wherefore Adonizedek king of Jerusalem sent unto Hoham king of Hebron, and unto Piram king of Jarmuth, and unto Japhia king of Lachish, and unto Debir king of Eglon, saying,

Japhia Scripture - Joshua 19:12 And turned from Sarid eastward toward the sunrising unto the border of Chislothtabor, and then goeth out to Daberath, and goeth up to Japhia,

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