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Inhabitants of Shaphir
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shaphir
Shaphir (שָׁפִיר‎, shaphir). A village mentioned in the prophet Micah’s warnings about the impending judgment of Yahweh that will befall Jerusalem and Judah (Mic 1:11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shaphir (Place)
SHAPHIR (PLACE) [Heb šāpı̂r (שָׁפִיר)]. A village in the Shephelah, otherwise unknown (Mic 1:11). Shaphir (“beautiful”), like Maroth, is mentioned by Micah in his paronomastic lament over Jerusalem’s “daughters,” towns in the Shephelah which were to have formed a bulwark for her defense. LXX A reads
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Saphir
Saphir. kjv spelling of Shaphir, a place mentioned in Micah 1:11.See Shaphir.
Shaphir
Shaphir. One of the towns spoken against by Micah the prophet (Mi 1:11, kjv Saphir). Its exact location is not certain. Eusebius (a 4th-century church historian) suggested that it was a village positioned between the cities of Eleutheropolis and Ashkelon, placing Shaphir in Philistine territory. If this
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shaphir
Shaphir shāʹfər [Heb. šāp̱îr < šāp̱ar, “be beautiful or pleasing”; LXX Kalōs] (Mic. 1:1). A place whose name perhaps indicates the nature of its soil (LBHG [rev ed 1979], p. 109). This town “Beautiful,” whose divine judgment will be nakedness and humiliation, is named by Micah in his lament over
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Saphir
SAPHIR* kjv spelling of Shaphir, a place mentioned in Micah 1:11. See Shaphir.
Shaphir
SHAPHIR One of the towns spoken against by Micah the prophet (Mi 1:11). Its exact location is not certain. Eusebius (a fourth-century church historian) suggested that it was a village positioned between the cities of Eleutheropolis and Ashkelon, placing Shaphir in Philistine territory. If this is correct,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Saphir
SAPHIR. Spelled Shaphir in the ASV and all newer versions. The name of this city in Judah means “beautiful” or “pleasantness” (Mic 1:11), figuring in the word-play section of Micah’s prophecy (1:10–15). A suggested location is Khirbet el-Kom, c. eight miles WNW of Hebron, which dominates the Wadi es-Saffar
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Shaphir
SHAPHIR (av Saphir). A town in the Philistine plain against which Micah prophesied (Mi. 1:11). The exact site is uncertain, but may be one of the three hut settlements es-Sūāfir near Ashdod. The identification of Shaphir with Shamir (Jos. 15:48; Jdg. 10:1–2) is tenuous.R. J. Way.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shaphir
Shaphir (Heb. šāp̱ɩ̂r)A city probably located in the Philistine Plain, mentioned in Mic. 1:11 along with a number of other cities destroyed by Sennacherib in his march from the southwest toward Jerusalem. Micah appears to play on the names of the cities, to emphasize the destruction brought by the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shaphir
Shaphir [shāˊfər] (Heb. šāp̱îr “beautiful, pleasant”).† A town mentioned in a prophetic lament over Judah (Mic. 1:11; KJV “Saphir”). The wordplay characteristic of this lament is brought into the couplet on Shaphir if its first line is emended to “Sound the shophar” (cf., e.g., JB), the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Saphir
Saph´ir (fair), one of the villages addressed by the prophet Micah, Micah 1:11, is described by Eusebius and Jerome as “in the mountain district between Eleutheropolis and Ascalon,” perhaps represented by the village es-Sawafir, seven or eight miles to the northeast of Ascalon.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shaphir
SHA´PHIR (shaʹfîr; “beautiful”). One of the towns in Judah addressed by the prophet Micah (1:11; “Sapir,” KJV; the marg. of the NASB gives “pleasantness”), possibly identified with es-Suafir, SE of Ashdad. Robinson found several villages of this name in the vicinity.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Saphir
Saphirbeautiful, a town of Judah (Micah 1:11), identified with es-Suafir, 5 miles south-east of Ashdod.
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