Nepheth a word occurring only in the phrase שׁלשֶׁת הִנֶּפֵת, three of the height, i.e., the triple height (Jos 17:11). The name seems to refer to the three places just mentioned-Endor, Taanach, and Megiddo which were elevated above the plain; comp. Tricollis; Tremont (Gesenius, s.v.). But the Targum renders tres regiones, "three countries," which is followed by the Auth. Version. The Latin (after the Sept. τὸ τρίτον Νοφέθ) has tertia pars urbis Nopheth, "the third part of the city Nopheth," and is followed by Luther. Schwarz (Palest. page 149), with less probability, gives "the three Nepheth, meaning three places of the same name in the neighborhood of Dor," and finds a village Naphatha two miles and a half south-east of Dor (comp. Jos 12:23). See Keil, ad loc.

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