Bible Names N-Z: Zuph
Zuph in Easton's Bible Dictionary
honeycomb, a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel
Sam. 1:1); called also Zophai (1 Chr. 6:26).
Zuph in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Samuel's ancestor (1 Samuel 1:1); ZOPHAI in 1 Chronicles 6:26.
Zuph in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Zuph in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A Kohathite
1Sa 1:1; 1Ch 6:35
-2. A district northwest of Jerusalem
Zuph in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(honeycomb), The land of, a district at which Saul and his
servant arrived after passing through the possessions of
Shalisha, of Shalim and of the Benjamites. 1Sa 9:5 only. It
evidently contained the city in which they encountered Samuel,
ver. 6, and that again was certainly not far from the "tomb of
Rachel." It may perhaps be identified with Soba, a well-known
place about seven miles due west of Jerusalem.
Zuph in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
zuf (tsuph, "honeycomb"):
(1) According to 1 Sam 1:1b; 1 Ch 6:35 (Hebrew verse 20) =
"Zophai" of 1 Ch 6:26 (11), an ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel.
But Budde and Wellhausen take it to be an adjective, and so
read tsuphi, in 1 Sam 1:1b: "Tohu a Zuphite, an Ephraimite."
It should probably be read also in 1:1a: "Now there was a
certain man of the Ramathites, a Zuphite of the hill-country
of Ephraim," as the Hebrew construction in the first part of
the verse is otherwise unnatural. The Septuagint's Codex
Alexandrinus has Soup; Lucian has Souph in 1 Sam 1:1b; 1 Ch
6:26 (11); Codex Vaticanus has Souphei; Codex Alexandrinus and
Lucian have Souphi; 6:35 (20), Codex Vaticanus and Codex
Alexandrinus have Souph; Lucian has Souphi; and the Kethibh
(2) The Septuagint's Codex Vaticanus and Codex Alexandrinus
have Seiph; Lucian has Sipha, "the land of Zuph," a district
in Benjamin, near its northern border (1 Sam 9:5).
David Francis Roberts
Zuph in Wikipedia
Zuph meaning honeycomb in Hebrew - is the Biblical name of:
A Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Sam.
1:1); called also Zophai and Ziph.
Land of Zuph (1 Sam. 9:5, 6), a district in which lay Samuel's
city, Ramathaim-Zophim. It was probably so named after Zuph (1
Chr. 6:26). Zuph and the city of Ramathaim-Zophim are
mentioned in the bible together with Mount Ephraim, suggesting
that they shared a similar locality.
Zuph Scripture - 1 Chronicles 6:35
The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the
son of Amasai,
Zuph Scripture - 1 Samuel 1:1
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount
Ephraim, and his name [was] Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the
son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
Zuph Scripture - 1 Samuel 9:5
[And] when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to
his servant that [was] with him, Come, and let us return; lest
my father leave [caring] for the asses, and take thought for
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