Japhia @ splendid. (1.) The king of Lachish, who joined in the confederacy against Joshua Joshua:10:3), and was defeated and slain. In one of the Amarna tablets he speaks of himself as king of Gezer. Called also Horam Joshua:10:33). (2.) One of the sons of David ( 2Samuel:5:15), born in Jerusalem. (3.) A town in the southern boundary of Zebulum Joshua:19:12); now Yafa, 2 miles south-west of Nazareth.