(smelting place), the residence of the prophet Elijah during the latter part of the drought (1 Kings 17:9-10). It was near to, or dependent on, Zidon. It is represented by the modern village of Sura-fend. Of the old town considerable indications remain. One group of foundations is on a headland called Ain el-Kanatarah, but the chief remains are south of this, and extend for a mile or more, with many fragments of columns, slabs, and other architectural features. In the New Testament Zarephath appears under the Greek form of Sarepta (Luke 4:26).
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866)