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zarephath in the Bible

smelting-shop, "a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals", a small Phoenician town, now Surafend, about a mile from the coast, almost midway on the road between Tyre and Sidon. Here Elijah sojourned with a poor widow during the "great famine," when the "heaven was shut up three years and six months" (Luke 4:26; 1 Kings 17:10). It is called Sarepta in the New Testament (Luke 4:26).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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  • But, it may be asked, what more trying circumstances had Elijah to grapple with at zarephath than at Cherith?

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • The first scene is placed by the gate of the city of zarephath.

    The Dramatization of Bible Stories Elizabeth Erwin Miller Lobingier
  • It was different when he hid by the brook Cherith, or in zarephath, or in the glades of Carmel.

  • zarephath, a village on a promontory by the shore, about eight miles south of Zidon.

    The Bible Story Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
  • Just outside zarephath, Elijah found a woman gathering sticks for firewood.

    The Man Who Did Not Die J. H. Willard
  • He gained thus much at least by his retirement at zarephath; and surely it was not a little.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • Here Elijah is summoned away from his retirement at zarephath, to make his appearance in public and stand again before king Ahab.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • He had learnt a lesson which mount Carmel could not teach him—a lesson which neither zarephath nor Cherith had taught him.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • We are not to suppose that during his stay at zarephath Elijah remained immured in his chamber.

  • After earnest prayer he outstretched himself over the little corpse, as Elijah had done at zarephath.

    The Expositor's Bible F. W. Farrar

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