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The meaning of Aphik in the Bible
(From Easton's Bible Dictionary)

(Judges 1:31); Aphek (Joshua 13:4; 19:30), stronghold.

  • A city of the tribe of Asher. It was the scene of the licentious worship of the Syrian Aphrodite. The ruins of the temple, "magnificent ruins" in a "spot of strange wildness and beauty", are still seen at Afka, on the north-west slopes of Lebanon, near the source of the river Adonis (now Nahr Ibrahim), 12 miles east of Gebal.

  • A city of the tribe of Issachar, near to Jezreel (I Samuel 4:1; 29:1; comp 28:4).

  • A town on the road from Damascus to Palestine, in the level plain east of Jordan, near which Benhadad was defeated by the Israelites (I Kings 20:26,30; 2Kings 13:17). It has been identified with the modern Fik, 6 miles east of the Sea of Galilee, opposite Tiberias.


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    Aphik {International Standard Bible Encyclopedia}

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