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ra'-fon (Rhapheion): The place where in his campaign East of Jordan Judas inflicted disastrous defeat on the host of Timotheus, the fugitives fleeing for refuge to the temple at Carnaim (1 Maccabees 5:37;; Ant, XII, viii, 4). The same place is doubtless referred to by Pliny as "Raphana" (NH, v.16). It may possibly be represented by the modern Rafeh, on the East of the pilgrimage road, about 17 miles North of Der`ah, and 11 miles Northeast of Tell el-`Ash`ary. It is a mile and a half North of Wady Kanawat, which would thus be the "brook" mentioned in the narrative. It is perhaps far enough away from Carnaim, if this is rightly placed at Tell el-`Ash`ary.

W. Ewing


How Judas Subdued the Nations Round About; and How Simon Beat the ...
... of the Arabians, by the promise of rewards, to go with him in this expedition, and
came with his army beyond the brook, over against the city Raphon; and he ...
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Syria at the Beginning of the Egyptian Conquest
... Hamatu is probably Hamath of the Gadarenes; Magato, the Maged of the Maccabees,
is possibly the present Mukatta; and Ono-Repha, Raphon, Raphana, Arpha of ...
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Smith's Bible Dictionary

a city of Gilead, 1 Macc. 15:37 perhaps identical with Raphana, which is mentioned by Pliny as one of the cities of the Decapolis.

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