Joppa (Jop´uh; Heb., “beauty”)

An important harbor in ancient Palestine. Today it is a suburb of modern Tel Aviv. According to the OT, this city was allotted to the tribe of Dan (Josh 19:46). It was also the port through which the cedars of Lebanon came for the construction of both the First and Second Temples (2Chr 2:16; Ezra 3:7). It was from this port that the prophet Jonah sailed in his attempt to evade God’s command to him (Jonah 1:3). It was also in Joppa that Peter raised the dead Dorcas (Acts 9:36-43).

Josh 19:46

46Me-jarkon, and Rakkon at the border opposite Joppa.

2Chr 2:16

16We will cut whatever timber you need from Lebanon, and bring it to you as rafts by sea to Joppa; you will take it up to Jerusalem.”

Ezra 3:7

7So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to ... View more

Jonah 1:3

3But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on ... View more

Acts 9:36-43

Peter in Lydda and Joppa
36Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity ... View more

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