En Tappuah

EN TAPPUAH (ĕn-tăp'ū-a, Heb. ‘ên tappûah, spring of apple). A town on the eastern border of Manasseh in the land of Tappuah (Josh.17.7-Josh.17.8).


EN-TAPPUAH ĕn tăp yŏŏ ə (עֵ֥ין תַּפּֽוּחַ, meaning spring of the apple tree, Josh 17:7). This spring was located at the town of Tappuah on the border between Ephraim and Manasseh in central Pal. It is usually identified with modern Tell Sheikh Abu Zarad about eight m. S of Shechem.

The town was a Canaanite stronghold which held out against the Israelites for a period of time during the conquest. The town’s lands fell to the onslaught of Manasseh, but it held out until it was finally taken over by Ephraim (Josh 17:8).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

en-tap’-u-a, en-ta-pu’-a (`en tappuach; pege Thaphthoth, "apple spring"):

Probably in the land of Tappuah which belonged to Manasseh, although Tappuah, on the border of Manasseh, belonged to Ephraim (Jos 17:7 f). It lay on the border of Ephraim which ran southward East of Shechem, and is probably to be identified with the spring at Yasuf, about 3 miles North of Lebonah.