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also known as: Japho, Jaffa, Yafo
It was from this port that Jonah “took ship to flee from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:3). To this place also the wood cut in Lebanon by Hiram’s men for Solomon was brought in floats (2 Chronicles 2:16); and here the material for the building of the second temple was also landed (Ezra 3:7).
It bears the modern name of Jaffa .
The city is noted on ancient monuments of 1600-1300 B.C., and was attacked by King Sennacherib 702 B.C.
Joppa was eventually taken by the French under Napoleon in 1799, who gave orders for the massacre here of 4,000 prisoners. It is connected with Jerusalem by road, and also by a railway completed in 1892.