joppa or japho Summary and Overview
joppa or japho in Smith's Bible Dictionary
(beauty), now Jaffa, a town on the southwest coast of Israel, in the portion of Dan. #Jos 19:46| Having a harbor attached to it --though always, as still, a dangerous one --it 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 house-top of Simon the tanner, "by the seaside," St. Peter had his vision of tolerance. #Ac 11:5| The existing town contains about 4000 inhabitants.