Aphek

Aphek (Antipatris)

(Joshua 12:18; 13:4; 15:53; 19:30; I Samuel 4:1;29:1-3; I Kings 20:26; 20:30; II Kings 13:17)

Tel of ancient town near sources of the Yarqon River. Evidence of Early Bronze Age occupation. A monumental Late Bronze Age structure was discovered; which was apparently a governor’s palace.

Biblical Aphek dominated the narrow strip of land between the Yarqon River and the hills, through which the Via Maris passed. From Aphek a route led inland to Shiloh, a religious center for the Israelite tribes. It was in “the inheritance of …….

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