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Ancient Sarepta (Sarafand)

Site of Sarepta (Jafet Library) [Blatchford Collection of Photographs] (Al Mashriq)

Zarephath: smelting-shop or a workshop for the refining and smelting of metals --- a small Phoenician town about a mile from the coast almost midway on the road between Tyre and Sidon. Here Elijah sojourned with a poor widow during the great famine when the heaven was shut up three years and six months. It is called Sarepta in the New Testament ...

Luke 4:26: But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow

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