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Wilderness of Ziph
A desert region east of the city of Ziph.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ziph (Place)
ZIPH (PLACE) [Heb zı̂p (זִיף)]. ZIPHITES. 1. A city of Judah which lay in the administrative district to the SE of Hebron, the district which also contained Maon, Carmel, and Juttah (Josh 15:55). Eusebius noted a village by this name to the E of Hebron. However, the two sites which today bear the ancient
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ziph (Place)
Ziph (Place). 1. One of the cities in the extreme south assigned to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:24).2. One of the cities in the hill country belonging to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:55), mentioned with Maon, Carmel, Jezreel, and most prominently with Hebron (cf. 1 Chr 2:42). Ziph tentatively
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ziph (Place)
ZIPH (Place)1. One of the cities in the extreme south assigned to Judah’s tribe for an inheritance (Jos 15:24).2. One of the cities in the hill country belonging to Judah’s tribe (Jos 15:55), mentioned with Maon, Carmel, Jezreel, and most prominently with Hebron (cf. 1 Chr 2:42). Ziph has been identified
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ziph
Ziph (zif).1 A descendant of Caleb (1 Chron. 2:42) and ancestor of the Ziphites, who settled in the city and region of Ziph (cf. 3).2 The eldest son of Jehallel; a Judahite member of the Calebite line (1 Chron. 4:16).3 A city in the hill country of southern Judah (Josh. 15:55). The area between this
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ziph
ZIPH1. A family or clan of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:16).2. A town in the Negeb of Judah, 25 to 30 miles SW of the Dead Sea and near the “ascent of Akkrabim,” identified as es-Zeifeh (cf. Josh 15:24).3. A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:55), five miles SSE of Hebron, sometimes thought
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ziph
ZIPH. 1. A town in S Judah, near the Edomite boundary (Jos. 15:24), perhaps to be located at al-Zaifa. 2. A town in the hill-country of Judah (Jos. 15:55), associated with David and with Rehoboam, who fortified it. It is identified with Tell Zif, 7 km SE of Hebron. Named on royal jar-handle stamps found
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ziph (Place)
Ziph (Heb. zɩ̂p̱) (PLACE)1. A town in the hill country of Judah S of Hebron (Josh. 15:55), said to have been fortified at a later time by Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:8). The town shared its name with the desert region to the east (the wilderness of Ziph) where David and his men fled after breaking away from
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Ziph; Zif
ZIPH; ZIF a) A town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:55), whose inhabitants revealed David’s hiding-place to Saul (1 Sam. 23:19 ff.); one of the cities built by Rehoboam for defense (2 Chr. 11:8). Its name appears on stamped jar handles of the time of the FirstTemple (Seals). It was known in the Roman
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ziph
ZIPH1. A city in southern Judah, southeast of Hebron (Josh 15:55), probably the site now called Tell Zif. David spent time with his army in the “wilderness of Ziph” to the east of the city and was visited there by Jonathan (1 Sam 23:14–16). The people of the city, however, betrayed him to Saul (1 Sam
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ziph
Ziph (battlement), the name of two towns in Judah.1. In the south, named between Ithnan and Telem. Josh. 15:24. It does not appear again in the history, nor has any trace of it been met with.2. In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. Josh. 15:55. The place is immortalized by its