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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Jiphthah, el, Valley of

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A ravine (rather than valley; gee , not nachal ), bounding Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 19:14; Joshua 19:27). The city Jotapata which resisted Vespasian (Josephus B.J. 3:7). Now Jefat, in the Galilee mountains, half way between Acre and the lake of Gennesareth; stands at the head of the valley, now the great wady Abilin, which stretches W. to the Mediterranean coast plain. It means "God's opening," i.e. an important one. Ethphaneh, a kindred name, stands at the opening to the fruitful plain of Acre.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Jiphthah, el, Valley of'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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