Places in the Bible Today:

Aphik

Data

Translated NamesAphek, Aphik
Typesettlement
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4 Possible Identifications

  1. another name for Aphek 1 (ancient): 85% confidence. It may be:
    1. building at Tel AfekTel Afek

    2. ruins at Tel KabriTel Kabri

    3. ruins at AfqaAfqa

  2. another name for Aphek 2 (ancient): less than 10% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Ras el AinTell Ras el Ain

  3. Tel Afek (modern): less than 10% confidence
    1. building at Tel AfekTel Afek

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

Verses (1)

Judg 1:31

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Logos FactbookAphik
OpenBible.info (2007)Aphik
OpenBible.infoa012133 (Aphik)
TIPNRAphek@Jos.13.4
UBS Names Databaseot ID_323

Sources

  1. Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (1992)
  2. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  3. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  4. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Aphik
  5. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Aphek
  6. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011)
  7. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979)
  8. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Aphik
  9. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Aphik
  10. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  11. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009): Aphik
  12. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  13. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  14. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Aphik
  15. Rogerson, New Atlas of the Bible (1985): page 72
  16. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  17. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aphik
  18. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  19. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  20. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): Judg 1:31

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identifications is changing over time. Each dot (conneceted 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, another name for Aphek 1), 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

Thumbnail Image Credits

Liorca, Henry Pelgrift, Seoras2005, Giladtop

About

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.