Joppa means in the bible: Modern Jaffa. The town of Jaffa, located on the west coast of Palestine. It is the closest port to Jerusalem. 19:46. As a harbour during Solomon’s reign (2 Chr. ), it became an important place. 2:6. See also Ezra 3,7, Jonah 1,3 and Acts 9,36-43. 10:5, 8, 23, 32. 11:5. It was also the last coastal town that had more Jews than Gentiles in New Testament times.
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