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Bible Dictionaries

Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Zarephath

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("tsarfa' ".) Elijah's residence during the drought (1 Kings 17:9-10); belonging to Sidon. A Canaanite, i.e. Phoenician city (Obadiah 1:20). Sarepta in Luke 4:26. The name means smelting shop. Now Surafend, a tell or hill, with a small village, seven or eight miles from Sidon, near the Zaharain river. The ancient town however was below on the shore; there, ruins of a flourishing city are found, columns, marble slabs and sarcophagi, and a chapel of the crusaders on the presumed site of the widow's house.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Zarephath'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/z/zarephath.html. 1949.

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