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The Definition of the word Aphik


(Judg. 1:31); Aphek (Josh. 13:4; 19:30), stronghold. (1.) 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. "(2.) A city of the tribe of Issachar, near to Jezreel (1 Sam. 4:1; 29:1; comp. 28:4). "(3.) A town on the road from Damascus to Palestine, in the level "plain east of Jordan, near which Benhadad was defeated by the" "Israelites (1 Kings 20:26, 30; 2 Kings 13:17). It has been" "identified with the modern Fik, 6 miles east of the Sea of" "Galilee, opposite Tiberias."

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