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HEBREW: 6689 Pwu Tsuwph or ypwu Tsowphay or Pyu Tsiyph
NAVE: Zophai Zuph
EBD: Zuph
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In Bible versions:

Zophai: TEV
son of Elkanah son of Ahimoth of Kohath son of Levi
son of Elkanah I (Kohath Levi); forefather of Samuel
a district of uncertain location

that beholds, observes, watches; roof; covering
Google Maps: Zuph (31° 50´, 35° 11´)


Strongs #06689: Pwu Tsuwph or ypwu Tsowphay or Pyu Tsiyph

Zuph or Zophai = "honeycomb"

n pr m
1) a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel

n pr loc
2) a district northwest of Jerusalem where Saul encountered Samuel

6689 Tsuwph tsoof

or Tsowphay {tso-fah'-ee}; or Tsiyph {tseef}; from 6688;
honey-comb; Tsuph or Tsophai or Tsiph, the name of an
Israelite and of a place in Palestine:-Zophai, Zuph.
see HEBREW for 06688

Zuph [EBD]

honeycomb, a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1); called also Zophai (1 Chr. 6:26).

Zophai [NAVE]

ZOPHAI, son of Elkanah, 1 Chr. 6:26.

Zuph [NAVE]

1. A Kohathite, 1 Sam. 1:1; 1 Chr. 6:35.
2. A district northwest of Jerusalem, 1 Sam. 9:5.


(descended from Zuph), a Kohathite Levite, son of Elkanah and ancestor of Samuel. (2 Chronicles 6:26) (11). In ver. 35 he is called ZUPH.


(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. (1 Samuel 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.


a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel. (1 Samuel 1:1; 1 Chronicles 6:35) In (1 Chronicles 6:26) he is called ZOPHAI.


ZOPHAI - zo'fi, zo'-fa-i (tsophay, meaning uncertain): In 1 Ch 6:26 (Hebrew verse 11) = Zuph, the Qere of 1 Ch 6:35 (Hebrew, verse 20), and 1 Sam 1:1.

See ZUPH, (1).


ZUPH - 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 has tsiph.

(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

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