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Meaning: distillation; dropping
a town in Judah, in the neighborhood, probably, of Bethlehem (Neh. 7:26; 1 Chr. 2:54)
Two of David's guards were Netophathites (1 Chr. 27:13, 15). It has been identified with the ruins of Metoba, or Um Toba, to the northeast of Bethlehem.