Aphik: (Judges 1:31) Aphek
(Joshua 13:4; 19:30) stronghold.
1. A city of the tribe of Asher. It was the scene of the licentious
worship of the Syrian Aphrodite. The ruins of the temple,
"magnificent ruins" in a "spot of strange wildness and beauty",
are still seen at Afka, on the north-west slopes of Lebanon,
near the source of the river Adonis (now Nahr Ibrahim), 12
miles east of Gebal.
2. A city of the tribe of Issachar, near to Jezreel
(1 Samuel 4:1; 29:1)
(1 Samuel 28:4)
3. A town on the road from Damascus to Palestine, in the level
plain east of Jordan, near which Benhadad was defeated by the
(1 Kings 20:26,30; 2 Kings 13:17) It has been identified with
the modern Fik, 6 miles east of the Sea of Galilee, opposite