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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Smelting-shop, "a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals", a small Phoenician town, now Surafend, about a mile from the coast, almost midway on the road between Tyre and Sidon. Here Elijah sojourned with a poor widow during the "great famine," when the "heaven was shut up three years and six months" (Luke 4:26
; 1 Kings 17:10
). It is called Sarepta in the New Testament (Luke 4:26
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Zarephath'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/z/zarephath.html. 1897.