(strength), the name of several places in Palestine.
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. (1 Samuel 4:1) This would be somewhere to the northwest of and at no great distance from Jerusalem.
I could be the same as the next entry here at St-Takla.org.
* See other occurrences of the same term: Aphek.
Main reference: Smith's Bible Dictionary (1860s)
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