), a town of Syria, midway between Heliopolis and Byblus. (Zosim. 1.58.)
In the neighbourhood was a marvellous lake. (Comp. Senec. Quaest. Nat.
3.25.) Here was a temple of Aphrodite, celebrated for its impure and abominable rites, and destroyed by Constantine. (Euseb. de Vita,
3.55; Sozom. 2.5.) Aphek in the land assigned to the tribe of Asher (Joshua, 19.30), but which they did not occupy (Judges, 1.31), has been identified with it. (Winer, Real Wort.
) Burckhardt (Travels,
p. 25) speaks of a lake Liemoun,
3 hours' distance from Afka,
but could hear of no remains there. (Comp. paper by Rev. W. Thomson, in Am. Bibliotheca Sacra,
vol. v. p. 5.)