Elifelet

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Elifelet
אֱלִיפֶלֶט
Elifelet is located in Israel
Elifelet
Elifelet
Coordinates: 32°56′50.64″N 35°32′56.04″E / 32.9474000°N 35.5489000°E / 32.9474000; 35.5489000Coordinates: 32°56′50.64″N 35°32′56.04″E / 32.9474000°N 35.5489000°E / 32.9474000; 35.5489000
District Northern
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Moshavim Movement
Population (2015)[1] 554
Name meaning Named after Biblical character
"Eliphelet" redirects here. For the Biblical character, see David's Mighty Warriors.

Elifelet (Hebrew: אֱלִיפֶלֶט‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Upper Galilee near Rosh Pina, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 554.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name "Elifelet" is borrowed from several characters in the Hebrew Bible who were also named Elifelet, for example one of the sons of King David (2 Samuel 5:16 / 1 Chronicles 3:8) and a repatriate after the Babylonian Captivity (Ezra 8:13).[2]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants from Yemen belonging to the Moshavim Movement on the former village grounds of the depopulated Arab village of al-Zanghariyya. Although it was abandoned after several years, it was resettled during the 1950s by immigrants from North Africa and Iraq.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem: Carta, p.143