Word Summary
Ioppē: Joppa, a city of Pal
Original Word: Ἰόππη
Transliteration: Ioppē
Phonetic Spelling: (ee-op'-pay)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: Joppa, a city of Pal
Meaning: Joppa -- a city of Palestine
Strong's Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (Yapho); Joppe (i.e. Japho), a place in Palestine -- Joppa.

see HEBREW Yapho

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2445: Ἰόππη

Ἰόππη (to which common spelling the ancient lexicographers prefer Ἰοπη, cf. Movers, Phönizier, ii. 2, p. 176 Anm.), Ἰόππης, , (Hebrew יָפו i. e. beauty, from יָפָה to shine, be beautiful; (others make the name mean 'an eminence'; others besides)), Joppa, a city of Palestine on the Mediterranean, lying on the border of the tribes of Dan and Ephraim. It was subject to the Jews from the time of the Maccabees (). It had a celebrated but dangerous port and carried on a flourishing trade; now Yafa (not Jaffa): Acts 9:36, 38, 42; Acts 10:5, 8, 23, 32; Acts 11:5, 13. Cf. Winers RWB under the word Joppe; Rüetschi in Herzog vii., p. 4f; Fritzsche in Schenkel iii., 376f; (BB. DD.).