suph: reeds, rushesOriginal Word: סוּף
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Phonetic Spelling: (soof)
Short Definition: red
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
probably of foreign origin
red* (24), reeds (2), rushes (1), weeds (1).
Brown-Driver-BriggsI. סוּף noun masculineJon 2:6 reeds, rushes (collective) (probably loan-word from Egyptian ‰wfi, reeds, SteindBAS i. 603 ErmanZMG xivi (1892), 122; Semitic according to WMMAs. u.Eur.101); —
2 usually in combination יַםסֿוּף probably = sea of rushes or reeds ( > sea of (city) Suph), which Greek included in wider name θάλασσα Ἐρυθρἀ, Red Sea (compare DiExodus 13:18 and especially WMMAs.u.Eur.42f., who explains as name originally given to upper end of Gulf of Suez, extending into Bitter Lakes, shallow and marshy, whence reeds (probably also reddish colour)); **compare also CheEB RED SEA. — name applied only to arms of Red Sea; most often
a. to Gulf of Suez Exodus 10:19; Joshua 2:10 (both J), Exodus 13:18; Exodus 15:4,22; Exodus 23:31 (all E), Deuteronomy 11:4; Joshua 4:23 (D), Numbers 33:10,11 (P), elsewhere late Nehemiah 9:9; Psalm 106:7; Psalm 106:9; Psalm 106:22; Psalm 136:13; Psalm 136:15.
b. sometimes to Gulf of Akaba 1 Kings 9:26, and דֶּרֶךְ יַםסֿוּף Numbers 21:4 (E), probably also Numbers 14:25 (E), Deuteronomy 1:40; Deuteronomy 2:1; perhaps Judges 11:16; Jeremiah 49:21; possibly read מִיַּםסֿוּף for ׳מוֺל ס Deuteronomy 1:1 (see infor.).
Strong's Exhaustive Concordanceflag, Red sea, weed
Probably of Egyptian origin; a reed, especially the papyrus -- flag, Red (sea), weed. Compare Cuwph.
see HEBREW Cuwph
Forms and Transliterationsבַּסּ֖וּף בסוף הַסּ֔וּף הסוף וָס֖וּף וסוף ס֑וּף ס֔וּף ס֖וּף ס֛וּף ס֭וּף סּ֑וּף סֽוּף׃ סוּף֙ סוף סוף׃ bas·sūp̄ basSuf bassūp̄ has·sūp̄ hasSuf hassūp̄ Suf sūp̄ vaSuf wā·sūp̄ wāsūp̄
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Hebrew 5488
bas·sūp̄ — 1 Occ.
has·sūp̄ — 1 Occ.
sūp̄ — 25 Occ.
wā·sūp̄ — 1 Occ.
HEB: הַיֶּ֔לֶד וַתָּ֥שֶׂם בַּסּ֖וּף עַל־ שְׂפַ֥ת
NAS: into it and set [it] among the reeds by the bank
KJV: therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the river's
INT: the child and set the reeds by the bank