Ape: An animal of the monkey tribe
(1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 9:21) It was brought from
India by the fleets of Solomon and Hiram, and was called by the
Hebrews koph, and by the Greeks kepos, both words being just the
Indian Tamil name of the monkey, kapi, i.e., swift, nimble, active.
No species of ape has ever been found in Palestine or the adjacent