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Smith's Bible Dictionary

Joppa

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Jop'pa. (beauty). Joppa or Japho, now Jaffa or Yafa. A town on the southwest coast of Palestine, in the portion of Dan. Joshua 19:46. Having a harbor attached to it - though always, as still, a dangerous one - it became the port of Jerusalem, in the days of Solomon, and has been ever since. Here, Jonah "took ship to flee from the presence of his Maker." Here, on the house-top of Simon the tanner, "by the seaside," St. Peter had his vision of tolerance. Acts 11:5. The existing town contains about 4000 inhabitants. See Japho.

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Smith, William, Dr. Entry for 'Joppa'. Smith's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/sbd/j/joppa.html. 1901.

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