🔼The name Japhia in the Bible
The name Japhia is assigned to two men and one town in the Bible. The town named Japhia is mentioned in Joshua 19:12 as boundary marker for the territory of Zebulun. Scholars assume that Japhia is the modern city of Yafa, near Nazareth.
The men named Japhia are:
🔼Etymology of the name Japhia
The name Japhia comes from the verb יפע (yapa'), meaning to radiate divinely:
For a meaning of the name Japhia, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes My He (God) Cause To Shine Forth. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names simply reads Illustrious.