Ziph
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Ziph

this mouth or mouthful; falsehood

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Ziph

(battlement), the name of two towns in Judah.

  1. 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.
  2. In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. (Joshua 15:55) The place is immortalized by its connection with David. (1 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 .
  3. Son of Jehaleleel. (1 Chronicles 4:16)
ATS Bible Dictionary
Ziph

A city of Judah, four miles south-east of Hebron; near it were wild fastness in which David for a long time lay hid, 1 Samuel 23:14,15.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Flowing.

(1.) A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chronicles 4:16).

(2.) A city in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:24), probably at the pass of Sufah.

(3.) A city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 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 Samuel 23:19; Psalm 54, title).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZIPH (1)

zif (ziph; Ozeib, or Ziph):

(1) A town in the hill country of Judah, mentioned along with Maon, Carmel and Jutah (Joshua 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 Samuel 23:14, 15, 24; 1 Samuel 26:2); the Ziphites (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 26:1; compare Psalm 54 title) sought to betray him to Saul, but David escaped. Ziph was fortified by Rehoboam (2 Chronicles 11:8). The name also occurs in 1 Chronicles 2:42; 1 Chronicles 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 (Joshua 15:24), site unknown.

E. W. G. Masterman

ZIPH (2)

(ziph, meaning unknown):

(1) A grandson of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42); the Septuagint has Zeiph.

(2) A son of Jehallelel (1 Chronicles 4:16). In the Septuagint's Codex Alexandrinus reads Ziphai, but Codex Vaticanus has the totally different form Ameachei.

Strong's Hebrew
2128. Ziph -- a son of Judah, also a city Southeast of Hebron and ...
... Ziph. 2129 . a son of Judah, also a city Southeast of Hebron and a city in S.
Judah. Transliteration: Ziph Phonetic Spelling: (zeef) Short Definition: Ziph. ...
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2130. Ziphi -- inhab. of Ziph
... Ziphi. 2131 . inhab. of Ziph. Transliteration: Ziphi Phonetic Spelling: (zee-fee')
Short Definition: Ziphites. Word Origin from Ziph Definition inhab. ...
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2129. Ziphah -- an Israelite
... Word Origin fem. of Ziph Definition an Isr. NASB Word Usage Ziphah (1). Ziphah.
Feminine of Ziyph; a flowing; Ziphah, an Israelite -- Ziphah. see HEBREW Ziyph. ...
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Library

How David, when He had Twice the Opportunity of Killing Saul did ...
... 2. Then David removed thence, and came to a certain place called the New Place,
belonging to Ziph; where Jonathan, the son of Saul, came to him, and saluted him ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how david when.htm

A Soldier who Spared his Enemy
... So David lived in the Wilderness of Ziph and stayed in the mountain
strongholds. Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a soldier who spared his.htm

Psalm LIV.
... There was a certain village, Ziph, whereof the inhabitants were Ziphites, in whose
country David had hidden himself, when Saul would find and slay him. ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm liv.htm

The Exile --Continued.
... dogs David's steps. The people of Ziph, a small place on the edge of the
southern desert, betray his haunt to Saul. The king receives ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/vi the exilecontinued.htm

The Exile --Continued.
... After a second betrayal by the men of Ziph, and a second meeting with Saul"their
last"in which the doomed man parts from him with blessing and predictions ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/viii the exilecontinued.htm

Concerning Rehoboam, and How God Inflicted Punishment Upon Him for ...
... two tribes, built strong and large cities, Bethlehem, and Etare, and Tekoa, and
Bethzur, and Shoco, and Adullam, and Ipan, and Maresha, and Ziph, and Adorlam ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 concerning rehoboam and.htm

Friendship; Or, David and Jonathan
... And so the two friends parted, and saw one another, it seems, but once again, when
Jonathan went to David in the forest of Ziph, and 'strengthened his hand in ...
//christianbookshelf.org/kingsley/david/sermon v friendship or david.htm

Tiglath-Pileser iii. And the Organisation of the Assyrian Empire ...
... 2 Chronicles 11:6-10, where we find a list of the towns fortified by Rehoboam:
Bethlehem, Etam, Beth-zur, Soco, Adullam, Gath, Mareshah, Ziph, Adoraim, Lachish ...
/.../chapter iitiglath-pileser iii and the.htm

In Judaea
... fanciful. [17] Such as Tekoah, Engedi, Ziph, Maon, and Beersheba, which
gave their names to districts in the wilderness of Judaea. ...
/.../edersheim/sketches of jewish social life/chapter 5 in judaea.htm

The Hebrews and the Philistines --Damascus
History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 6. <. ...
/.../chapter iiithe hebrews and the.htm

Thesaurus
Ziph (9 Occurrences)
...ZIPH (1). zif (ziph; Ozeib, or Ziph): (1) A town in the hill country of Judah,
mentioned along with Maon, Carmel and Jutah (Joshua 15:55). ...
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Ziph'ion (1 Occurrence)
Ziph'ion. Ziphion, Ziph'ion. Ziphites . Multi-Version Concordance
Ziph'ion (1 Occurrence). Genesis 46:16 And the sons ...
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Ziphah (1 Occurrence)
... zi'-fa (ziphah, a feminine form of "Ziph"): A Judahite, "son" of Jehallelel. ... 1
Chronicles 4:16 The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel. ...
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Maon (7 Occurrences)
... nits (ma`on; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Maor, Maan; Codex Alexandrinus Maon):
(1) A town in the mountain of Judah named along with Carmel and Ziph (Joshua 15 ...
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Hachilah (3 Occurrences)
... The darksome hill, one of the peaks of the long ridge of el-Kolah, running out of
the Ziph plateau, "on the south of Jeshimon" (ie, of the "waste"), the ...
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Keilah (16 Occurrences)
... men "departed from Keilah, and went whithersoever they could go." They fled to the
hill Hareth, about 3 miles to the east, and thence through Hebron to Ziph (qv ...
/k/keilah.htm - 15k

Juttah (3 Occurrences)
... Version, Septuagint Itan, A, Ietta); ju'-ta (yaTah), Joshua 15:55): A town in the
hill country of Judah, mentioned with Maon, Carmel and Ziph; a Levitical city ...
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Jutah (1 Occurrence)
... Version, Septuagint Itan, A, Ietta); ju'-ta (yaTah), Joshua 15:55): A town in the
hill country of Judah, mentioned with Maon, Carmel and Ziph; a Levitical city ...
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Jeshimon (6 Occurrences)
... 23:28; 1 Samuel 23:19, 24); or rather not a proper name at all, but simply "the
waste" or "wilderness," the district on which the plateau of Ziph (qv) looks ...
/j/jeshimon.htm - 11k

Maonites (3 Occurrences)
... nits (ma`on; Septuagint: Codex Vaticanus Maor, Maan; Codex Alexandrinus Maon):
(1) A town in the mountain of Judah named along with Carmel and Ziph (Joshua 15 ...
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Concordance
Ziph (9 Occurrences)

Joshua 15:24
Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Joshua 15:55
Maon, Carmel, Ziph, Jutah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 23:14
David stayed in the wilderness in the strongholds, and remained in the hill country in the wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God didn't deliver him into his hand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 23:15
David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph in the wood.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 23:24
They arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the Arabah on the south of the desert.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 26:2
Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:42
The sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were Mesha his firstborn, who was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:16
The sons of Jehallelel: Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asarel.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 11:8
and Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Ziph

Ziph: Grandson of Caleb

Ziph: Son of Jehaleleel

Ziph: Two Cities of the Tribe of Judah

Related Terms

Ziph'ion (1 Occurrence)

Ziphah (1 Occurrence)

Maon (7 Occurrences)

Hachilah (3 Occurrences)

Keilah (16 Occurrences)

Juttah (3 Occurrences)

Jutah (1 Occurrence)

Jeshimon (6 Occurrences)

Maonites (3 Occurrences)

Ma'on (4 Occurrences)

Mareshah (8 Occurrences)

Mare'shah (8 Occurrences)

Mesha (4 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Carmel (33 Occurrences)

Forest (67 Occurrences)

Hill (217 Occurrences)

Ziklag (13 Occurrences)

Ziphion (1 Occurrence)

Ziphites (4 Occurrences)

Zi'or (1 Occurrence)

Jehal'lelel (2 Occurrences)

Jehaleleel (1 Occurrence)

Jehalleleel (2 Occurrences)

Jerahmeel (9 Occurrences)

Jokdeam (1 Occurrence)

Jerah'meel (8 Occurrences)

Jehallelel (2 Occurrences)

Jeshi'mon (4 Occurrences)

Gibeah (52 Occurrences)

Wilderness (304 Occurrences)

Ithnan (1 Occurrence)

Flea (2 Occurrences)

Fortresses (45 Occurrences)

Telem (2 Occurrences)

Tiria (1 Occurrence)

Tir'ia (1 Occurrence)

Be-a'loth (1 Occurrence)

Bealoth (2 Occurrences)

As'arel (1 Occurrence)

Abishai (25 Occurrences)

Abi-hebron (1 Occurrence)

Asareel (1 Occurrence)

Asarel (1 Occurrence)

Strongholds (44 Occurrences)

Riseth (165 Occurrences)

Seeketh (60 Occurrences)

Horesh (4 Occurrences)

Searched (71 Occurrences)

Search (186 Occurrences)

Oldest (58 Occurrences)

Aware (44 Occurrences)

Abideth (66 Occurrences)

Desolate (189 Occurrences)

Warfare (18 Occurrences)

Holds (67 Occurrences)

Learned (70 Occurrences)

Searching (111 Occurrences)

Jonathan (109 Occurrences)

War (529 Occurrences)

Chosen (197 Occurrences)

Caleb (39 Occurrences)

Gath (44 Occurrences)

Abode (112 Occurrences)

Sought (199 Occurrences)

Territory (140 Occurrences)

Dry (217 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

First-born (110 Occurrences)

South (170 Occurrences)

Hills (132 Occurrences)

Hebron (71 Occurrences)

Wood (226 Occurrences)

Firstborn (119 Occurrences)

Plain (113 Occurrences)

Hill-country (85 Occurrences)

Judah (802 Occurrences)

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