He'pha (Heb. Cheyphah', חיפה, in the Talmud. Schwarz, Palest. p. 197; mentioned by several ancient writers [Reland, Palcest. p. 699] as lying on the Phoenician coast of Palestine; the Sycaminos of the Onomast., the Jerusalem Itin., and Josephus [Ant. 13, 12, 3]), the modern Haijf, a place of considerable trade at the foot of Carmel, on the bay of Acre (Robinson, Researches, 3, 194), with the ruins of Sycaminos 11 mile north-west of the present town (Van de Velde, Memoir, p. 320).

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