(strength), the name of several places in Palestine.
The scene of another encampment of the Philistines, before an encounter not less disastrous than that just named,--the defeat and death of Saul. (1 Samuel 29:1) It is possible that it may be the same place as the preceding here at St-Takla.org.
A city on the military road from Syria to Israel. (1 Kings 20:26) It is now found in Fik, at the head of the Wady Fik, six miles east of the Sea of Galilee.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Aphek.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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