Rishpon

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Rishpon
רִשְׁפּוֹן
Rishpon Aerial View.jpg
Rishpon is located in Israel
Rishpon
Rishpon
Coordinates: 32°12′6.61″N 34°49′23.62″E / 32.2018361°N 34.8232278°E / 32.2018361; 34.8232278Coordinates: 32°12′6.61″N 34°49′23.62″E / 32.2018361°N 34.8232278°E / 32.2018361; 34.8232278
District Central
Council Hof HaSharon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1936
Population (2015)[1] 1,402
Website www.rishpon.org.il

Rishpon (Hebrew: רִשְׁפּוֹן‎) is a moshav in the Central District of Israel. Located in the Sharon plain near Herzliya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,402.[1]

The moshav was established in 1936. Its name is an artificial reconstruction of the supposed ancient name of Arsuf, based on a misreading of an Assyrian inscription.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Maciej M. Münnich, The God Resheph in the Ancient Near East (2013), p. 244, citing Shlomo Izre’el, "Arsuf: The Semitic Name of Apollonia" in: Apollonia-Arsuf: Final Report of the Excavations Volume I, The Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University No. 16, Tel Aviv (1999), 72f. The misreading *rašpūna for kašpūna in an inscription of Tiglath-Pileser III was recognized in 1951.

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