Zarephath

Zarephath (Zair´uh-fath)

A port city on the Phoenician coast at modern Sarafand, eight miles south of Sidon and fourteen miles north of Tyre. In the ninth century BCE the prophet Elijah received the hospitality of a poor widow of Zarephath and miraculously replenished her depleted grain and revived her dying son (1Kgs 17:8-24). Centuries later Jesus referred to Elijah’s visit (Luke 4:25-27).

1Kgs 17:8-24

The Widow of Zarephath
8Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying,9“Go now to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and live there; for I have commanded a wido ... View more

Luke 4:25-27

25But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famin ... View more

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