Inhabitants of Shaphir
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A village mentioned in the prophet Micah’s warnings about the impending judgment of Yahweh that will befall Jerusalem and Judah (Mic 1:11).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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 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
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. 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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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