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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia


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Town mentioned in Joshua 11:1 and 12:20 as the seat of a north Canaanitish king. Robinson ("Biblical Researches," 3:55, London, 1856) identifies it with the ruins at Kesaf, or Iksaf, a village northwest of Hunin and south of a branch of the Nahr el-Kasimiye (Gué rin, "Galilee," 2:269). This would agree with Joshua 11:1 , but not with 19:25, as in the latter passage this town must be looked for in the neighborhood of the coast. The identification of Achshaph with the Aksap of the Egyptian list of Thothmes is uncertain.

Bibliography : W. Max Mü ller, Asien und Europa , p. 154.F. Bu.

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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Achshaph'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. 1901.

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