Ta'phon (ἡ Τεφώ); Josephus, Τοχόα or Τοχόαν; Vulg. Thopo; Syr. Tefos), one of the cities in Judmae fortified by Bacchides (1 Macc. 9:50). It is probably the BETH-TAPPUAIA SEE BETH-TAPPUAIA (q.v.) of the Old Test., which lay near Hebron. The form given by Josephus suggests Tekoa, but Grimm (Exeg. Handbuch) has pointed out that his equivalent for that name is Θεκωέ; and there is, besides, too much unanimity among the versions to allow of its being accepted.