Zuph
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Zuph

that beholds, observes, watches; roof; covering

Smith's Bible Dictionary
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.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Honeycomb, a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1); called also Zophai (1 Chronicles 6:26).

Zuph, Land of

(1 Samuel 9:5, 6), a district in which lay Samuel's city, Ramah. It was probably so named after Elkanah's son, Zuph (1 Chronicles 6:26, marg.).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZUPH

zuf (tsuph, "honeycomb"):

(1) According to 1 Samuel 1:1 b; 1 Chronicles 6:35 (Hebrew verse 20) = "Zophai" of 1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 1:1 b: "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 Samuel 1:1 b; 1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 9:5).

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
6689. Tsuph -- ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel
... 6688, 6689. Tsuph. 6690 . ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel. Transliteration:
Tsuph Phonetic Spelling: (tsoof) Short Definition: Zuph. ... Zophai, Zuph. ...
/hebrew/6689.htm - 6k
Library

The Old Judge and the Young King
... It was not Samuel's ordinary residence; it was in the 'land of Zuph,' an unknown
district; it was perched, like most of the cities, on a hill; it had fountains ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the old judge and the.htm

Ramah. Ramathaim Zophim. Gibeah.
... of Samuel was Ramath Zophim; and this of Benjamin, was Ramath Zophim also: but by
a different etymology, as it seems:"that, it may be, from Zuph, Saul's great ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 43 ramah ramathaim zophim.htm

How Samuel Found a Leader
... They had come into the land of Zuph when Saul said to his servant who was with him,
"Come, let us go back, that my father may not stop thinking of the asses ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how samuel found a leader.htm

Against Jovinianus.
... his name." For [4396] Levi begat Kohath, Kohath begat Amminadab, Amminadab begat
Korah, Korah begat Assir, Assir begat Elkanah, Elkanah begat Zuph, Zuph begat ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/against jovinianus.htm

Thesaurus
Zuph (3 Occurrences)
...Zuph, Land of. (1 Samuel 9:5, 6), a district in which lay Samuel's city, Ramah.
It was probably so named after Elkanah's son, Zuph (1 Chronicles 6:26, marg.). ...
/z/zuph.htm - 9k

Ramathaimzophim (1 Occurrence)
... The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 Samuel 1:1), "in the
land of Zuph" (9:5). Ramathaim is another name for Ramah (4). ...
/r/ramathaimzophim.htm - 8k

Ramathaim-zophim (1 Occurrence)
... The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 Samuel 1:1), "in the
land of Zuph" (9:5). Ramathaim is another name for Ramah (4). ...
/r/ramathaim-zophim.htm - 8k

Zuphite (1 Occurrence)
... Ramathaim, a Zuphite of the hill-country of Ephraim, named Elkanah; he was the son
of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite ...
/z/zuphite.htm - 6k

Elka'nah (20 Occurrences)
... zophim, of the hill-country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,
the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. ...
/e/elka'nah.htm - 11k

Elkanah (20 Occurrences)
... Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,
the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite: (WEB ...
/e/elkanah.htm - 14k

Samuel (129 Occurrences)
... Saul, his personal appearance, and the search for the lost asses of his father
(1 Samuel 9:1-5); his meeting with Samuel in a city in the land of Zuph, in or ...
/s/samuel.htm - 90k

Zophai (1 Occurrence)
... zo'fi, zo'-fa-i (tsophay, meaning uncertain): In 1 Chronicles 6:26 (Hebrew verse
11) = Zuph, the Qere of 1 Chronicles 6:35 (Hebrew, verse 20), and 1 Samuel 1:1 ...
/z/zophai.htm - 7k

Zophim (2 Occurrences)
... Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham,
the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite: (WEB ...
/z/zophim.htm - 8k

Zuf (1 Occurrence)

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Concordance
Zuph (3 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 1:1
Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the hill country of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:5
When they had come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant who was with him, "Come, and let us return, lest my father stop caring about the donkeys, and be anxious for us."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 6:35
the son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Zuph

Zuph Plur or Zophim

Zuph: A District Northwest of Jerusalem

Zuph: A Kohathite

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