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Holman Bible Dictionary
(zar' aw fath) Place name possibly meaning, “smelting, refining.” A town on the Mediterranean seacoast just south of Sidon. At the God's command Elijah fled there after prophesying a drought in Israel (1 Kings 17:2-9
). While in Zarepath, he was hosted by a widow and her son. Although the drought affected the widow's income, too, her supply of meal and oil were miraculously sustained (1 Kings 17:12-16
). Elijah also restored her son to life and health (1 Kings 17:17-23
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zarephath'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/z/zarephath.html. 1991.