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Holman Bible Dictionary


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(gawth-hee' fuhr) Place name meaning, “winepress on the watering hole.” A city on the eastern border of Zebulun's tribal allotment (Joshua 19:13 ). The prophet Jonah came from Gath-hepher (2 Kings 14:25 ). It is located at modern el-Meshed or nearby khirbet ez-Zurra, three miles northeast of Nazareth.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Gath-Hepher'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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