Niph’thah-el (which God opens), The valley of, a valley which served as one of the landmarks for the boundary of both Zebulun, Josh. 19:14, and Asher. Josh. 19:27. Dr. Robinson suggests that Jiphthah-el was identical with Jotapata, and that they survive in the modern Jefat, a village in the mountains of Galilee, halfway between the Bay of Acre and the Lake of Gennesareth.