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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  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 
  (3.)  A  town  in  the  southern  boundary  of  Zebulum  (Josh.  19:12); 
  now  Yafa,  2  miles  south-west  of  Nazareth. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Japhia,  enlightening;  appearing