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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Joppa

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Town and sea-port in the tribe of Dan. It was the port of Jerusalem. Timber was cut in Lebanon and brought in 'floats' by sea to Joppa, for the temple at Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 2:16; Ezra 3:7 . It was the port from which Jonah took ship to go to Tarshish. Jonah 1:3 . It was where Dorcas was restored to life, and where Peter had the vision of the sheet from heaven, with instructions to visit Cornelius. Acts 9:36-43; Acts 10:5-33; Acts 11:5,13 . It was originally called JAPHO, Joshua 19:46; and is now called Jaffa or Yafa , 32 3' N, 34 45' E .

It has been destroyed many times, but now it is part of Tel Aviv, the major city and port of Israel. In its vicinity fine palms, oranges, pomegranates, figs, bananas, and water-melons are grown and exported.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Joppa'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/j/joppa.html. 1897.

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