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Bible Names N-Z: Zippor


Zippor in Easton's Bible Dictionary a little bird, the father of Balak, king of Moab (Num. 22:2, 4).

Zippor in Fausset's Bible Dictionary ("a little bird".) Father of Balak (Numbers 22:2; Numbers 22:4). Tradition makes Moab and Midian one kingdom ruled by a king chosen alternately from each. Zippor is seemingly related to the Midianite name Zipporah; thus Balak may have been a Midianite. The language of Balaam about Balak's "house full of silver and gold" (Numbers 22:18) harmonizes curiously with the latest revelations concerning Midian's metallic wealth. (See METALS ; PARAN .)

Zippor in Hitchcock's Bible Names bird; sparrow; crown; desert

Zippor in Naves Topical Bible -Father of Balak Nu 22:2,4,10,16; 23:18; Jos 24:9

Zippor in Smiths Bible Dictionary (sparrow), father of Balak king of Moab. Nu 22:2,4,10,16; 23:18; Jos 24:9; Jud 11:25 Whether he was the "former king of Moab" alluded to in Nu 21:26 we are not told. (B.C. 1451.)

Zippor in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE zip'-or (tsippor; in Nu 22:4; 23:18; tsippor, "bird," "swallow" (HPN, 94)): Father of Balak, king of Moab (Nu 22:2,10,16; Josh 24:9; Jdg 11:25).

Zippor Scripture - Joshua 24:9 Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:

Zippor Scripture - Numbers 22:16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

Zippor Scripture - Numbers 22:4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all [that are] round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor [was] king of the Moabites at that time.

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