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Sarepta (Zarephath)
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Sarepta (Gk Σάρεπτα), also known as Zarephath (Heb. /צרפתṣārĕfáṯ), was a Phoenician city on the Mediterranean coast between Tyre and Sidon (Jos. Ant. 8.320; Pliny Nat. 5.17.76), located near the modern-day Lebanese municipality of Sarafand. Although less famous than other Phoenician cities such as Tyre, Sidon, Byblos, and Arvad, Sarepta is mentioned in Egyptian, Assyrian, Hebrew, and Greek documents w…

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Schwartz, Joshua, “Sarepta (Zarephath)”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 30 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2020

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