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aphik


aphik


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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.