International Standard Bible EncyclopediaASPHAR, THE POOL
as'-far, (lakkos Asphar): When Jonathan and Simon fled from Bacchides they encamped by this pool in the wilderness of Tekoa (1 Maccabees 9:33; Ant, XIII, i, 2). It is probably identical with Ez-Za`feraneh, a ruined site with an ancient cistern, to the South of Tekoa, and East of Chalchul. Bir Selhub about 6 miles Southwest of `Ain Jidy is favored by some (EB, under the word), the hills around it being known as Cafra, in which there may be a survival of the old name.
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Smith's Bible DictionaryAsphar
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ASPHAR, THE POOL. as'-far, (lakkos Asphar):
When Jonathan and Simon fled from Bacchides they encamped ...
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