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Bible Names N-Z: Ziph


Ziph in Easton's Bible Dictionary flowing. (1.) A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chr. 4:16). (2.) A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:24), probably at the pass of Sufah. (3.) A city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:55), identified with the uninhabited ruins of Tell ez-Zif, about 5 miles south-east of Hebron. Here David hid himself during his wanderings (1 Sam. 23:19; Ps. 54, title).

Ziph in Fausset's Bible Dictionary 1. In southern Judah ( negeb ) (Joshua 15:24). In the Imperial Dictionary the name is connected with Sufah, and the site is supposed to be at the ascent of Akrabbim. 2. A town in the hill country of Judah (Joshua 15:55); mentioned between Carmel and Juttah. David took refuge in a wood, then in a wilderness ( midbar , an unenclosed pasture ground) adjoining (1 Samuel 23:14-24; 1 Samuel 26:2). On both occasions the Ziphites discovered him to Saul. The last interview of David and Jonathan was in the wood here. A round hill, 100 ft. high, about three miles S. of Hebron, is still called Tell Zif. Three miles further S. is Kurmul (Carmel), and between them to the W. of the road is Yutta (Juttah). Rehoboam fortified Ziph (2 Chronicles 11:8), probably Tell Ziph. Half a mile off eastward are ruins at the head of two small wadies running off toward the Dead Sea. Lieut. Conder disputes the existence of a wood at Ziph; there are no springs of any size, and the soil is chalky. Septuagint and Josephus substitute "the new place" for "the wood of Ziph." The village Khirbet Khoreisa, one mile S. of Ziph, answers to "the wood of Ziph" as KJV translates; the difference between the Hebrew choresh and the Septuagint reading is a difference merely of points; the choresh of Ziph was a village belonging to the larger town at Tell Ziph.

Ziph in Hitchcock's Bible Names this mouth or mouthful; falsehood

Ziph in Naves Topical Bible -1. Two cities of the tribe of Judah Jos 15:24,55; 1Sa 23:14,15,24; 26:2; 2Ch 11:8 -2. Grandson of Caleb 1Ch 2:42 -3. Son of Jehaleleel 1Ch 4:16

Ziph in Smiths Bible Dictionary (battlement), the name of two towns in Judah. 1. In the south, named between Ithnan and Telem. Jos 15:24 It does not appear again in the history, nor has any trace of has been met with. 2. In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. Jos 15:55 The place is immortalized by its connection with David. 1Sa 23:14,15,24; 26:2 These passages show that at that time it had near it a wilderness (i,e, a waste pasture- ground) and a wood. The latter has disappeared but the former remains. The name of Zif if, found about three miles south of Hebron, attached to a rounded hill of some 100 feet in height, which is called Tell Zif. 3. Son of Jehaleleel. 1Ch 4:16

Ziph in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE zif (ziph; Ozeib, or Ziph): (1) A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned along with Maon, Carmel and Jutah (Josh 15:55). It is chiefly celebrated in connection with the earlier history of David: "David .... remained in the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph" (1 Sam 23:14,15,24; 26:2); the Ziphites (1 Sam 23:19; 26:1; compare Ps 54 title) sought to betray him to Saul, but David escaped. Ziph was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Ch 11:8). The name also occurs in 1 Ch 2:42; 4:16. In connection with this last (compare 4:23) it is noticeable that Ziph is one of the four names occurring on the Hebrew stamped jar handles with the added la-melekh, "to the king." The site is Tell Zif, 4 miles Southeast of Hebron, conspicuous hill 2,882 ft. above sea-level; there are cisterns and, to the East, some ruins (PEF, III, 312, 315). (2) A town in the Negeb of Judah (Josh 15:24), site unknown. E. W. G. Masterman

Ziph in Wikipedia In the Hebrew Bible: A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chronicles 4:16). A city in the south of the Tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:24), named between Ithnan and Telem. A city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:55), south-east of Hebron. Here David hid himself from Saul (1 Samuel 23:19; Psalm 54). The name of Zif is found about four miles south of Hebron, attached to a rounded hill of some 100 feet in height, which is called Tell Zif.

Ziph Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:42 Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel [were], Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.

Ziph Scripture - 1 Samuel 23:14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.

Ziph Scripture - 1 Samuel 23:15 And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David [was] in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.

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