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1. (n.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.

2. (n.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

daf'-ne (Daphne, "bay-tree"): A suburb of Antioch on the Orontes, according to Strabo and the Jerusalem itinerary, about 40 furlongs, or 5 miles distant. It is identified with Beit el-Ma' on the left bank of the river, to the Southwest of the city. Here were the famous grove and sanctuary of Apollo. The grove and shrine owed their origin to Seleucus Nicator. It was a place of great natural beauty, and the Seleucid kings spared no outlay in adding to its attractions. The precincts enjoyed the right of asylum. Hither fled Onias the high priest (171 B.C.) from the wrath of Menelaus whom he had offended by plain speech. To the disgust and indignation of Jew and Gentile alike, he was lured from the sanctuary by Andronicus and basely put to death (2 Maccabees 4:33-38). It sheltered fugitives dyed with villainy of every shade. It was the great pleasure resort of the citizens of Antioch; and it gained an evil repute for immorality, as witnessed by the proverbial Daphnici mores. In Tiberim defluxit Orontes, says Juvenal (iii.62), indicating one main source of the corruption that demoralized the imperial city. The decline of Daphne dates from the days of Christian ascendancy in the reign of Julian. The place is still musical with fountains and luxuriant with wild vegetation; but nothing now remains to suggest its former splendor. See ANTIOCH; Gibbon, Decline and Fall, chapter xxiii.

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Of Apollo and Daphne, and of the Holy Babylas.
... Book III. Chapter VI."Of Apollo and Daphne, and of the holy Babylas. Julian,
wishing to make a campaign against the Persians, dispatched ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter vi of apollo and daphne.htm

Work Written by Julian Entitled "Aversion to Beards. " Daphne in ...
... Book V. Chapter XIX."Work written by Julian entitled "Aversion to Beards."
Daphne in Antioch, a Full Description of it. Translation ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xix work written by julian.htm

In Consequence of the Translation, Many of the Christians are Ill ...
... are Ill-Treated. Theodore the Confessor. Temple of Apollo at Daphne destroyed
by Fire falling from Heaven. The transaction above ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of sozomenus/chapter xx in consequence of the.htm

Pamias. Paneas, the Spring of Jordan.
... For thus Josephus; "There are fountains (in Daphne) which send little Jordan, as
it is called, into the great." He treats, in the text cited, of the lake ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 67 pamias paneas the.htm

Introduction to the Homilies on S. Ignatius and S. Babylas.
... and deposited in the Christian cemetery outside the gates called the Daphnitic gate,
because it led from the city to the famous suburb of Daphne, on which we ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/introduction to the homilies on.htm

Of the Son of the Priest.
... Then, said the young man, "henceforward I shall come and commit my soul to you."
Not many days afterwards Julian came to Daphne, to celebrate a public feast. ...
/.../theodoret/the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter x of the son of.htm

The Emperor Consulting an Oracle, the Demon Gives no Response ...
... Having ordered that the pagan temples at Antioch should be opened, he
was very eager to obtain an oracle from Apollo of Daphne. ...
/.../chapter xviii the emperor consulting an.htm

The Gathering Storm
... And was not the delightful grove of Daphne only five miles distant"enchanting Daphne,
with its rose-gardens and perennial fountains and abounding shades? ...
/.../chapter i the gathering storm.htm

On the Holy Martyr, S. Babylas.
... But since I have mentioned the fountains, come, forthwith, let us go up to Daphne,
and conduct our discourse to the noble deeds of the martyr. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chrysostom/on the priesthood/on the holy martyr s.htm

The Lake Samochonitis [Or Semechonitis. ]
... The fens of it are stretched out unto the country Daphne; a country, as it is otherwise
pleasant, so containing fountains: [Greek passage omitted]. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 69 the lake samochonitis.htm

... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. DAPHNE. ... The decline of Daphne dates from
the days of Christian ascendancy in the reign of Julian. ...
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Jeremiah (141 Occurrences)
... upon their undertaking (42:1;). But they insisted and even compelled the aged prophet
to go with them (43:1;). Their first goal was Tahpanhes (Daphne), a town ...
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... took revenge by persuading Andronicus, the king's deputy, to entice Onias by false
promises of friendship from his sanctuary at Daphne and treacherously slay ...
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Tahapanes (1 Occurrence)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary =Tahpanhes=Tehaphnehes, (called "Daphne" by the Greeks,
now Tell Defenneh), an ancient Egyptian city, on the Tanitic branch of the ...
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Dannah (1 Occurrence)

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Dappled (2 Occurrences)

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... from the temple. For this sacrilege Onias III sharply reproved him and
fled to a sanctuary, Daphne, near Antioch. Andronicus was ...
/m/menelaus.htm - 9k

Antioch (21 Occurrences)
... the Roman world. About five miles distant from the city was the suburb of
Daphne, a spot sacred to Apollo and Artemis. This suburb ...
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Syria (73 Occurrences)
... the Roman world. About five miles distant from the city was the suburb of
Daphne, a spot sacred to Apollo and Artemis. This suburb ...
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