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(Placename) the biblical name of Jaffa, the port from which Jonah embarked (Jonah 1:3)
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(ˈdʒæf ə, ˈdʒɑ fə; locally ˈyɑ fɑ)

also Yafo

a former seaport in W Israel, part of Tel Aviv-Jaffa since 1950: ancient Biblical town. Ancient, Joppa.
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Noun1.Joppa - a port in western Israel on the MediterraneanJoppa - a port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yalo - the largest city and financial center of Israel; located in western Israel on the Mediterranean
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References in classic literature ?
And let no man doubt this Arkite story; for in the ancient Joppa, now Jaffa, on the Syrian coast, in one of the Pagan temples, there stood for many ages the vast skeleton of a whale, which the city's legends and all the inhabitants asserted to be the identical bones of the monster that Perseus slew.
He skulks about the wharves of Joppa, and seeks a ship that's bound for Tarshish.
How being an anointed pilot-prophet, or speaker of true things, and bidden by the Lord to sound those unwelcome truths in the ears of a wicked nineveh, jonah, appalled at the hostility he should raise, fled from his mission, and sought to escape his duty and his God by taking ship at Joppa. But God is everywhere; Tarshish he never reached.
At Beirut time will be given to visit Damascus; after which the steamer will proceed to Joppa.
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
Leaving Joppa, the next point of interest to visit will be Alexandria, which will be reached in twenty-four hours.
Microsoft has already made and achieved long-term commitments on sustainability, such as operating as a carbon-neutral company, Joppa said, but the company now intends to become a corporate leader and to encourage everyone to take action on climate change.
Gallatin County trailed 29-21 at halftime, but outscored Joppa 14-5 in the third quarter and took a 35-34 lead and were able to pull away in the final eight minutes on a 21-15 run.
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Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, employees of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and volunteers have celebrated the completion of a Habitat for Humanity home in the historic Joppa neighborhood of Dallas, the company said.
In addition to the Joppa staff, Andreas Kraut, chairman of the Executive Board of Bizerba GmbH and Robert Slykhuis, president and CEO of Bizerba's North American operations, as well as several customers, various supplier representatives, County, and State Representatives were in attendance.
"It's the first crack at an extremely important problem," says Lucas Joppa, a conservation biologist at Microsoft Research Cambridge in England.