Japhia

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Japhia : splendid.

  1. The king of Lachish, who joined in the confederacy against Joshua (Joshua 10:3), and was defeated and slain. In one of the Amarna tablets he speaks of himself as king of Gezer. Called also Horam (Joshua 10:33).
  2. One of the sons of David (2 Samuel 5:15), born in Jerusalem.
  3. A town in the southern boundary of Zebulum (Joshua 19:12); now Yafa, 2 miles south-west of Nazareth.
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