Places in the Bible Today:

Aphek 1


Translated NameAphek
Notesin Asher
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3 Possible Identifications

  1. Tel Afek (modern): 70% confidence
    1. building at Tel AfekTel Afek

  2. Tel Kabri (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at Tel KabriTel Kabri

  3. another name for Aphek 4 (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. ruins at AfqaAfqa

Verses (1)

Josh 19:30

Linked Data Identifiers

Logos FactbookAphek (of Asher) (2007)Aphek 1
OpenBible.infoac4f712 (Aphek 1)
UBS Names Databaseot ID_327


  1. Aharoni, Land of the Bible (1979): page 430
  2. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992): Aphek (place)
  3. Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land (1990): Aphek; Antipatris
  4. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  5. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Aphek
  6. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 122
  7. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  8. Dorsey, Roads and Highways of Ancient Israel (1991): Map 3: page 81
  9. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Aphek
  10. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  11. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 19:30
  12. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Aphek
  13. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Aphek
  14. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Aphek
  15. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  16. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 22
  17. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  18. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 202
  19. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Aphek
  20. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Aphek of Sharon; Aphekah
  21. New Bible Dictionary (1996): Aphek, Aphekah
  22. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  23. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  24. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  25. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Aphek
  26. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001): Aphek
  27. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aphek
  28. Woudstra, Joshua (1981): 19:31
  29. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975): Aphek
  30. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  31. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications 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 (in this case, Tel Afek), 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.

Places with Similar Names

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Liorca, Henry Pelgrift, Seoras2005


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. It's best to think about the confidences in relative rather than absolute terms. Often they reflect different schools of thought, each confident in their identifications.