3.A city five miles east of the sea of Galilee, the walls of which fell upon twenty-seven thousand Syrians under Benhadad, after his defeat by the Israelites, 1Ki 20:26-34.
2. In the extreme N. of Asher (Jos 19:30). The Aphik from which the Canaanites were not expelled (Jg 1:31). Probably too the Aphek on the N." border of the Amorites" (Jos 13:4-5), the Aphaca of the classics, famed for Venus' temple, now Afka, on the N.W. slopes of Lebanon; mentioned in company with Baal-Gad, the other northern sanctuary.
3. The place of the Philistines' encampment before the Israelites' defeat in which Eli's sons were killed and the ark was taken (1 Samuel 4); also before the battle in which Saul was slain (1 Samuel 29); on the Philistines' high road to Jezreel.
4. On the road from Syria to Israel (1Ki 20:25-26), in the level plain E. of Jordan; a common field of battles with Syria. (2Ki 13:17). Now Fik; at the head of the wady Fik, six miles E. of the sea of Galilee, still on the great road between Damascus, Nabulus, and Jerusalem.
1. An unidentified city in the plain of Sharon (Jos 12:18). It may be the same as Aphek of 1Sa 4:1, and of Josephus BJ II. xix. 1. 2. A city which Asher failed to take (Jos 13:4; 19:30; Jg 1:31). It may be Afqa, on Nahr Ibrah
2. City in the north border of Asher, from which in the time of Joshua the inhabitants were not expelled. Jos 13:4; 19:30: called APHIK in Jg 1:31. Identified with Afka at the foot of the Lebanon between Baalbek and Byblus.
3. Place where the Philistines encamped when Israel was defeated. 1Sa 4:1.
4. Where the Philistines encamped when Saul and Jonathan were killed. 1Sa 29:1. Perhaps the same as No. 3.
(strength), the name of several places in Palestine.
1. A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was killed by Joshua,
probably the same as APHEKAH in
2. A city, apparently in the extreme north of Asher,
from which the Canaanites were not ejected,
though here it is APHIK. This is probably the same place as APHEK,
on the extreme north "border of the Amorites,"; identified with the Aphaca of classical times, the modern Afka.
3. A place at which the Philistines encamped while the Israelites pitched in Eben-ezer, before the fatal battle in which the sons of Eli were killed and the ark was taken.
This would be somewhere to the northwest of and at no great distance from Jerusalem.
4. The scene of another encampment of the Philistines, before an encounter not less disastrous than that just named, --the defeat and death of Saul.
It is possible that it may be the same place as the preceding.
5. A city on the military road from Syria to Israel.
It is now found in Fik, at the head of the Wady Fik, six miles east of the Sea of Galilee.