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DAPHNE . A place mentioned in 2Ma 4:33 to which Onias withdrew for refuge, but from which he was decoyed by Andronicus and treacherously slain. It is the mod. Beit el-Mâ (‘House of Waters’) about 5 miles from Antioch. Daphne was famous for its fountains, its temple in honour of Apollo and Diana, its oracle, and its right of asylum. (See Gibbon, Decline and Fall , c. xxiii.)

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Daphne'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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