Places in the Bible Today:

Aphek 4


Translated NameAphek
Notesin Lebanon
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1 Identification

  1. Afqa (modern): 70% confidence
    1. ruins at AfqaAfqa

Verses (1)

Josh 13:4

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAphek (of Lebanon) (2007)Aphek 1
OpenBible.infoa4cf129 (Aphek 4)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_327


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Aphek (place)
  3. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  4. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Aphek
  5. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Aphek
  6. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 13:4
  7. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Aphek
  8. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Aphek
  9. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 6
  10. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  11. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Aphek
  12. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Aphek of Lebanon
  13. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Aphek, Aphekah
  14. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  15. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Aphek
  16. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aphek
  17. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 13:4
  18. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Num 34:7

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification is changing over time. Each dot (connected by a dotted line) reflects the confidence of an identification over the preceding ten years (e.g., the 2009 dot reflects scholarship from 2000 to 2009), and the corresponding solid line reflects a best-fit line for the identification. Confidences that cluster near or below 0% indicate low confidence. Because of the small dataset, it's best to use this chart for general trends; if one identification is trending much higher than the others, for example, then you can probably have higher confidence in the identification. This chart only reflects the sources I consulted (listed above), not an exhaustive review of the literature.

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This page attempts to identify all the possible locations where this biblical place could be. The confidence levels add up to less than 100%, indicating that the modern location is uncertain.