Places in the Bible Today:

Aphek 2

Data

Translated NamesAntipatris, Aphek
Typesettlement
Notesin Sharon
Geo Data KML (for Google Earth)
GeoJSON (for GIS applications)

1 Identification

  1. Tell Ras el Ain (modern): 90% confidence
    1. aerial panorama of Tell Ras el AinTell Ras el Ain

Verses (4)

Josh-Ruth (1)
Josh 12:18
1Sam-Esth (2)
1Sam 4:1, 29:1
Acts-Rev (1)
Acts 23:31

Linked Data Identifiers

SourceIdentifier
Biblemapper.com149
Logos FactbookAphek of Sharon
OpenBible.info (2007)Antipatris, Aphek 2
OpenBible.infoa7b2e63 (Aphek 2)
TIPNRAntipatris@Act.23.31, Aphek@Jos.12.18
UBS Names Databasent ID_113, ot ID_327
WikidataQ682612

Sources

  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)
  4. Baker Encyclopedia of Bible Places (1995)
  5. Baker Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2013)
  6. Baly, Atlas of the Biblical World (1971): Aphek
  7. Baly, The Geography of the Bible (1974): page 13
  8. Carta Bible Atlas, 5th Edition (2011)
  9. Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (2000): Aphek
  10. ESV Bible Atlas (2010)
  11. Expositor’s Bible Commentary (1984): Josh 12:18; 1Sam 4:1b; 1Sam 29:1-11
  12. Gordon, I and II Samuel (1986): 1Sam 4:1
  13. Grollenberg, Atlas of the Bible (1957): Aphek
  14. Hammond Atlas of the Bible Lands (2007): Aphek
  15. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (2011): Aphek
  16. HarperCollins Concise Atlas of the Bible (1991)
  17. Hess, Joshua (1996): table 4
  18. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2003)
  19. Holman Illustrated Guide to Bible Geography (2020): page 97
  20. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1979): Aphek
  21. IVP Atlas of Bible History (2006): Aphek
  22. IVP Old Testament Bible Background Commentary (2000): Josh 12:18; 1Sam 4:1; 1Sam 29:1
  23. Lexham Bible Dictionary (2016): Aphek of Sharon
  24. Nelson’s Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2014): Aphek
  25. New Bible Dictionary (1996)
  26. New Interpreter’s Bible Dictionary (2009)
  27. New Unger’s Bible Dictionary (1988)
  28. Oxford Bible Atlas, Fourth Edition (2007)
  29. Reader’s Digest Atlas of the Bible (1981): Aphek
  30. Revised Expositor’s Bible Commentary (2012): Acts 23:31-32
  31. Schlegel, Satellite Bible Atlas (2016): Aphek/Antipatris
  32. Tyndale Bible Dictionary (2001)
  33. Tübingen Bible Atlas (2001): Afeq
  34. Westminster Historical Atlas to the Bible (1956): Aphek
  35. Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia (1975)
  36. Zondervan Atlas of the Bible (2010)
  37. Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible (2010)
  38. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (2009): 1Sam 4:1; 1Sam 29:1
  39. Zondervan Pictorial Bible Atlas (1972): page 91

Confidence Trends over Time

This chart indicates how confidence in the identification 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, 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.