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  1. ancient name of Jaffa.
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Examples from the Web for joppa

Historical Examples of joppa

  • And I don't care if you go along with all the old men from here to Joppa.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • When the Romans took Joppa, the same skeleton was carried to Italy in triumph.

  • He skulks about the wharves of Joppa, and seeks a ship that's bound for Tarshish.

  • Deborah, the vine-dresser's wife, leaves at sunrise in the caravan for Joppa.

    Christmas Light

    Ethel Calvert Phillips

  • Like Dorcas of Joppa, "she was full of good works and alms deeds."

British Dictionary definitions for joppa


  1. the biblical name of Jaffa, the port from which Jonah embarked (Jonah 1:3)
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