Meaning of the name: ambush of the mouth. Related names are: Sepharad, Israel
, and Zidon
. The translations of Zarephath in 66 languages of the Bible are illustrated in the
below, from Sarepta in Spanish
to ザレパテ in Japanese!
Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee. (1KI 17:9)
So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. (1KI 17:10)
And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south. (OBA 1:20)