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1. Royalcity of the Canaanites, the king of which was killed by Joshua, Joshua 12:18 : probably the same as APHEKAHin Joshua 15:53 . Not identified.

2. City in the north border of Asher, from which in the time of Joshua the inhabitants were not expelled. Joshua 13:4 ; Joshua 19:30 : called APHIKin Judges 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. 1 Samuel 4:1 .

4. Where the Philistines encamped when Saul and Jonathan were killed. 1 Samuel 29:1 . Perhaps the same as No. 3.

5. City, the wall of which falling killed 27,000 of the Syrians, 1 Kings 20:26,30 ; 2 Kings 13:17. It is identified with Fik, 32 47' N, 35 41' E, on the great road between Damascus and Jerusalem.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Aphek'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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