Joppa

A town with a natural harbour north of Israel's border with Egypt occupied by the tribe Dan (Josh. 19:46). It was useful for importing materials during the building of the Temple (2 Chron. 2:16), but the town repeatedly changed hands; Simon Maccabaeus (142–134 BCE; 1 Macc. 13:11) captured it, but it was later taken by the Romans, though added to the territory of Herod the Great. It remained Jewish in character, and Peter stayed in the city (Acts 9:36–10:23); but Vespasian destroyed it in 68 CE during the Jewish War.

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  • Joppa — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Joppa (Alabama) Joppa (Illinois) Joppa (Indiana) Joppa (Kentucky) Joppa (Maryland) Joppa (Massachusetts) Joppa (Michigan) Joppa (North Carolina) Joppa (Ohio) Joppa (Tennessee) Joppa (Texas)… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Joppa — is a Biblical name for the Israeli city of Yafo, otherwise known as Jaffa. Joppa can also refer to: NOTOC Locations;United Kingdom *Joppa, Edinburgh, in the eastern suburbs of Edinburgh, Scotland *Joppa, Ayrshire, on the outskirts of Ayr,… …   Wikipedia

  • Joppa — Joppa, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 409 Housing Units (2000): 203 Land area (2000): 0.487929 sq. miles (1.263729 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008182 sq. miles (0.021191 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.496111 sq. miles (1.284920 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Joppa, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 409 Housing Units (2000): 203 Land area (2000): 0.487929 sq. miles (1.263729 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.008182 sq. miles (0.021191 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.496111 sq. miles (1.284920 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • JOPPA — caligae species, Hungaris olim in usu, Clericis interdicta, in Decreto Calomanni Regis l. 1 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Joppa — [jäp′ə] ancient name for JAFFA …   English World dictionary

  • Joppa —    1) JOPPA, a village, in the parish of Coylton, district of Kyle, county of Ayr, 3½ miles (S. E. by E.) from Ayr; containing 168 inhabitants. It is situated on the road from Ayr to Coylton, a short distance westward of the Coyl water, and is… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • Joppa —    Beauty, a town in the portion of Dan (Josh. 19:46; A.V., Japho ), on a sandy promontory between Caesarea and Gaza, and at a distance of 30 miles north west from Jerusalem. It is one of the oldest towns in Asia. It was and still is the chief… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Joppa — geographical name see Jaffa …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Joppa — Jaffa Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jaffa (homonymie). La Tour horloge Jaffa (en hébreu יָפוֹ, en hébreu standard Yafo, en héb …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Joppa — /jop euh/, n. ancient name of Jaffa. * * * …   Universalium

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