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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
GATH-HEPHER ( Joshua 19:13 [AV [Note: Authorized Version.] wrongly Gittah-hepher , which is simply the form of the name with He locale ], 2 Kings 14:25 , ‘wine press of the pit or well’). The home of the prophet Jonah. It lay on the border of Zebulun, and is mentioned with Japhia and Rimmon the modern YÃ¢fÃ¢ and RummÃ¢neh . Jerome, in the preface to his Com. on Jonah, speaks of Geth quae est in Opher (cf. Vulg. [Note: Vulgate.] 2 Kings 14:25 ), and places it 2 Roman miles from Sepphoris ( SeffÃ»rieh ), on the road to Tiberias. This points to el-Meshhed , a village on a slight eminence N. of the Tiberias road, 1 / 2 mile W. of Kefr Kenna , where one of Jonah’s many reputed tombs is still pointed out.
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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Gath-Hepher'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/g/gath-hepher.html. 1909.