| Ziphim, The
In Bible versions:
a town and wilderness area of south-eastern Judah
a town in the hill country of Judah
son of Jehallelel a descendant of Judah
this mouth or mouthful; falsehood
Ziph = "battlement"
n pr m
1) a son of Jehaleleel, a descendant of Judah, and brother of Ziphah
n pr loc
2) a city in southern Judah, between Ithnan and Telem; site unknown
3) a city of Judah, southeast of Hebron, between Carmel and Juttah in
the highland district
2128 Ziyph zeef
from the same as 2203; flowing; Ziph, the name of a place in
Palestine; also of an Israelite:-Ziph.
see HEBREW for 02203
Ziphah = "battlement"
1) a son of Jehaleleel, a descendant of Judah, and brother of Ziph
2129 Ziyphah zee-faw'
feminine of 2128; a flowing; Ziphah, an Israelite:-Ziphah.
see HEBREW for 02128
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).
), the name of two towns in Judah.
- In the south, named between Ithnan and Telem. (Joshua 15:24) It does not appear again in the history, nor has any trace of has been met with.
- In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. (Joshua 15:55) The place is immortalized by its connection with David. (1Ã‚Â Samuel 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 .
- Son of Jehaleleel. (1Ã‚Â Chronicles 4:16)
ZIPH (1) [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 (2) [ISBE]
- (ziph, meaning unknown):
(1) A grandson of Caleb (1 Ch 2:42); the Septuagint has Zeiph.
(2) A son of Jehallelel (1 Ch 4:16). In the Septuagint's Codex Alexandrinus reads Ziphai, but Codex Vaticanus has the totally different form Ameachei.
- zi'-fa (ziphah, a feminine form of "Ziph"): A Judahite, "son" of Jehallelel. The name being feminine may be a dittography of the previous Ziph (1 Ch 4:16