Beth-tap'puah (Heb. Beyth- Tappu'ach, תִּפּוּחִ בֵּיתאּ, apple-house, i.e. orchard; Sept. Βηθθαπφουέ v.r. Βαιθαχού), a town of Judah, in the mountainous district, and near Hebron (Jos 15:53; comp. 1Ch 2:43), where it has been discovered by Robinson (Researches, 2, 428) under the modern name of Teffuh, 1.25 hour, about five miles, west of Hebron, on a ridge of high table-land. The terraces of the ancient cultivation still remain in use; and though the "apples" have disappeared, yet olive-groves and vineyards, with fields of grain, surround the place on every side (Schwarz, Palest. p. 105). SEE APPLE.
The simple name of Tappuah was borne by another town of Judah, which lay in the rich lowland of the Shefela (Jos 14:15). SEE TAPPUAH. Also by one on the border between Manasseh and Ephraim (Jos 16:8). SEE EN-TAPPUAH.