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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

book; scribe; number

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(a numbering). It is written after the enumeration of the sons of Joktan, "And their dwelling was from Mesha as thou goest unto Sephar a mount of the east." (Genesis 10:30) The Joktanites occupied the southwestern portion of the peninsula of Arabia. The undoubted identifications of Arabian places and tribes with their Joktanite originals are included within these limits, and point to Sephar, on the shore of the Indian Ocean, as the eastern boundary. The ancient seaport town called Zafar represents the biblical site or district.

ATS Bible Dictionary

"A mountain of the East," a boundary of the Joktanite tribes, Genesis 10:30. It is perhaps the same as Mount Sabber in Southwestern Arabia.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Numbering, (Genesis 10:30), supposed by some to be the ancient Himyaritic capital, "Shaphar," Zaphar, on the Indian Ocean, between the Persian Gulf and the Red Sea.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

se'-far: Only in Genesis 10:30 cepharah, "toward Sephar"), as the eastern limit of the territory of the sons of Yoktan (Joktan). From the similarity between the names of most of Yoktan's sons and the names of South Arabian towns or districts, it can hardly be doubted that Sephar is represented by the Arabic Qafar. The appropriateness of the site seems to outweigh the discrepancy between Arabic "z" and Hebrew "s". But two important towns in South Arabia bear this name. The one lies a little to the South of San`a'. According to tradition it was founded by Shammir, one of the Sabean kings, and for a long time served as the royal seat of the Tubbas. The other Zafar stands on the coast in the district of Shichr, East of Chadramaut. The latter is probably to be accepted as the Biblical site.

A. S. Fulton

Strong's Hebrew
5611. Sephar -- a place in S. Arabia
... 5610, 5611. Sephar. 5612 . a place in S. Arabia. Transliteration: Sephar
Phonetic Spelling: (sef-awr') Short Definition: Sephar. ...
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5610. sephar -- enumeration, census
... 5609, 5610. sephar. 5611 . enumeration, census. Transliteration: sephar Phonetic
Spelling: (sef-awr') Short Definition: census. ... 5609, 5610. sephar. 5611 ...
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5609. sephar -- a book
... 5608, 5609. sephar. 5610 . a book. Transliteration: sephar Phonetic Spelling:
(sef-ar') Short Definition: books. ... 5608, 5609. sephar. 5610 . Strong's Numbers
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5617. Sepharvayim -- a city conquered by the king of Assyr.
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition a city conquered by the king of Assyr.
NASB Word Usage Sephar-vaim (1), Sepharvaim (5). dual. (dual). 5616, 5617. ...
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Chapter x
... 30. The section inhabited by them extended from Mesha in the direction
of Sephar, to the eastern mountains. The Hebrew expression ...
// of genesis volume 1/chapter x.htm

Appendix v. Rabbinic Theology and Literature
... high and holy is His Name, hath ordered [established, created?] (the world) by three
Sepharim [books]: by Sepher [the written Word], Sephar [number, numeral ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/appendix v rabbinic theology and.htm

An Exposition on the First Ten Chapters of Genesis, and Part of ...
The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3. <. ...
/.../bunyan/the works of john bunyan volumes 1-3/an exposition on the first.htm

Sephar (1 Occurrence)
...SEPHAR. se'-far: Only in Genesis 10:30 cepharah, "toward Sephar"), as the eastern
limit of the territory of the sons of Yoktan (Joktan). ...Sephar (1 Occurrence). ...
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Kirjath-sephar (1 Occurrence)
Kirjath-sephar. Kirjath-sannah, Kirjath-sephar. Kirjathsepher .
Multi-Version Concordance Kirjath-sephar (1 Occurrence). ...
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Sephar'vites (1 Occurrence)
Sephar'vites. Sepharvites, Sephar'vites. Sepher . Multi-Version
Concordance Sephar'vites (1 Occurrence). 2 Kings 17:31 ...
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Sephar-vaim (1 Occurrence)
Sephar-vaim. Sepharvaim, Sephar-vaim. Sepharva'im . Multi-Version
Concordance Sephar-vaim (1 Occurrence). 2 Kings 17 ...
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Sephar'ad (1 Occurrence)
Sephar'ad. Sepharad, Sephar'ad. Sepharvaim . Multi-Version
Concordance Sephar'ad (1 Occurrence). Obadiah 1:20 And the ...
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Sephar-va'im (2 Occurrences)
Sephar-va'im. Sepharva'im, Sephar-va'im. Sepharvim . Multi-Version
Concordance Sephar-va'im (2 Occurrences). 2 Kings ...
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Sepharad (1 Occurrence)

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Sepharvaim (6 Occurrences)

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Kirjathsepher (4 Occurrences)

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Bible Concordance
Sephar (1 Occurrence)

Genesis 10:30 Their dwelling was from Mesha, as you go toward Sephar, the mountain of the east.



Sephar: A Mountain in Arabia

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