International Standard Bible EncyclopediaZAPHON
za'-fon (tsaphon; Codex Vaticanus Saphan; Codex Alexandrinus Saphon): A city on the East of the Jordan in the territory of Gad (Joshua 13:27). It is named again in Judges 12:1 as the place where the elders of Gilead gathered to meet with Jephthah (tsaphonah should be translated "to Zaphon," not "northward"). It must have lain well to the North of Gad. According to the Talmud Amathus represented Zaphon (Neubauer, Geog. du Talmud, 249). Here sat one of the Synedria created by Gabinius (Ant., XIV, v, 4). It was a position of great strength (B J, I, iv, 2). Eusebius, Onomasticon places it 21 Roman miles S. of Pella. This is the modern Tell 'Amateh, on the south bank of Wady er-Rujeib, 15 miles South of Pella, and nearly 5 miles North of the Jabbok. Buhl (GAP, 259) objects to the identification that Tell 'Amateh corresponds to the Asophon of Josephus (Ant., XIII, xii, 5). But this objection does not seem well founded.
Strong's Hebrew6829. Tsaphon -- "north," a place on the E. bank of the Jordan
... Tsaphon. 6830 . "north," a place on the E. bank of the Jordan. Transliteration:
Tsaphon Phonetic Spelling: (tsaw-fone') Short Definition: Zaphon. ... Zaphon. ...
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The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
Smith's Bible DictionaryZaphon
(north), a place mentioned in the enumeration of the allotment of the tribe of Gad. (Joshua 13:27)
ThesaurusZaphon (4 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia ZAPHON. ... It must have lain well to the North of Gad.
According to the Talmud Amathus represented Zaphon (Neubauer, Geog. ...
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Bible ConcordanceZaphon (4 Occurrences)
Joshua 13:27 and in the valley, Beth Haram, Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, the rest of the kingdom of Sihon king of Heshbon, the Jordan's bank, to the uttermost part of the sea of Chinnereth beyond the Jordan eastward.
Judges 12:1 And the men of Ephraim were gathered together, and passed northward; and they said unto Jephthah, Wherefore passedst thou over to fight against the children of Ammon, and didst not call us to go with thee? we will burn thy house upon thee with fire.
Psalms 48:2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, on the north sides, the city of the great King.
Ezekiel 47:17 And the border from the sea hath been Hazar-Enan, the border of Damascus, and Zaphon at the north, and the border of Hamath: and 'this is' the north quarter.
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