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Zaphon
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zaphon
Zaphon (צָפוֹן‎, tsaphon). A town located east of the Jordan River. It was in the north of the territory assigned to the tribe of Gad (Judg 12:1; Josh 13:27). The elders of Gilead gathered at Zaphon to meet with Jephthah.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zaphon (Place)
ZAPHON (PLACE) [Heb zāpôn (זָפֹון)]. A town located at the S end of an E Jordan valley near Succoth and Beth-Nimrah, taken from King Sihon of the Ammonites, and given by Moses to the tribe of Gad (Jos 13:27). Zaphon (Judg 12:1; Gk Zephina; Heb zāpōnāh) is also apparently the battleground for the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zaphon
Zaphon. Town located east of the Jordan River (Jos 13:27) and included as part of the inheritance of Gad’s tribe (Jos 13:24). Egyptian records (13th century bc) refer to a town known as dapuna, while an Amarna text spells the name sapuna.Modern sites proposed for the location of ancient Zaphon include
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zaphon
Zaphon zāʹfon [Heb. ṣāp̱ôn—‘north’; Gk. B Saphan, A Saphōn]. A city E of the Jordan in Gad (Josh. 13:27). There the men of Ephraim met with Jephthah to rebuke him but were struck down by Jephthah and the other men of Gilead (Jgs. 12:1; the AV translates “northward” instead of “to Zaphon”).The
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zaphon
ZAPHON Town located east of the Jordan River (Jos 13:27) and included as part of the inheritance of Gad’s tribe (v 24). Egyptian records (13th century bc) refer to a town known as Dapuna, while an Amarna text spells the name Sapuna.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zaphon
Zaphon (zay´fon), a city east of the Jordan River included in the land given to the tribe of Gad (Josh. 13:27). Formerly it belonged to the kingdom of Sihon. The site is mentioned in the Amarna letters and in the story of Jephthah (Judg. 12:1–7). The site has been identified with Tell es Sa‘idiyeh or
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zaphon
ZAPHON. town of the Gadites N of Succoth in the Jordan Valley (Josh 13:27). It is mentioned in the Amarna letters as Sapuna. Jdg 12:1–6 lists this town as the site of a battle between the jealous Ephraimites and the army of Jephthah. A clan of Gad known as the Zephonites (Num 26:15) or Ziphionites (Gen
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zaphon
ZAPHON. A town referred to in Jos. 13:27 and Jdg. 12:1, lying in Gadite territory in the Jordan valley. TJ identifies it with the Amathus of Josephus, which is to be located at Tell ‘Ammatah; but this is improbable. Other proposed locations for Zaphon are Tell al-Sa‘idiya and Tell al-Qos.D. F. Payne
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zaphon
Zaphon (Heb. zāp̱ôn) (City)A city on the eastern side of the Jordan River, taken from Sihon and given to the tribe of Gad (Josh. 13:27). Later it became a battleground between the forces of Jephthah and Ephraimites who assailed Jephthah for not inviting them to pursue the Ammonites (Judg. 12:1). Zaphon
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Zaphon
ZAPHON A town in the territory of Gad, east of the Jordan, in the valley of Succoth, formerly a city of Og king of Bashan (Josh. 13:27). It is possibly mentioned in the El Amarna letters as well as in the list of conquests of Pharaoh Sheshonq. In the Hellenistic-Roman period it was known as Asafon, in
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Zaphon
ZAPHON צפוןI. In the Northwest-Semitic languages, Zaphon is first attested in Ugaritic texts as a designation for Jebel al-Aqraʿ to the north of Ugarit. In the OT, Zaphon occurs in a general sense meaning ‘north (-wind)’ and in a special sense designating a divine mountain. In this latter sense Zaphon