ziph Summary and Overview
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 Smith's 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 Schaff's Bible Dictionary
ZIPH (a flowing), a descendant of Judah. 1 Chr 4:16.