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A son of Gad.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zephon (Person)
ZEPHON (PERSON) [Heb ṣĕpôn (צְפֹון)]. Var. ZIPHION. ZEPHONITE. The first of seven sons of Gad listed in the second census taken by Moses in the wilderness (Num 26:15). He is the ancestor of the tribe of the Zephonites. In the related genealogy in Genesis 46 (Gen 46:16), and also in Jub. 44:20, his
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zephon (Zephonite)
Zephon (Zephonite). Firstborn son of Gad and the father of the Zephonite family (Nm 26:15); alternately called Ziphion in Genesis 46:16.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zephon zēʹfon [Heb. ep̱ôn < ṣāp̱â—‘watch’ (?)]; ZEPHONITES zẹ̄t’f̣ie-nits [Heb. haṣṣep̱ônî]. The oldest son of Gad (called Ziphion in Gen. 46:16) and the family descended from him (Nu. 26:15).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZEPHON Firstborn son of Gad and the father of the Zephonite family (Gn 46:16; Nm 26:15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZEPHON. son of Gad and founder of the tribe of Zephonites (Num 26:15). In Gen 46:16 he is called Ziphion.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zephon (Heb. ṣĕp̱ôn) (also ZIPHION)The eldest son of Gad; ancestor of the Zephonites (Num. 26:15). At Gen. 46:16 his name is given as Ziphion.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zephon ]zēˊfŏn] (Heb. ṣeep̱ôn “expectation”). The eldest son of Gad, ancestor of the Zephonites (Num. 26:15). At Gen. 46:16 his name is given as Ziphion.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ze´phon (watch), the son of Gad, Num. 26:15, and ancestor of the family of the Zephonites. Called Ziphion in Gen. 46:16. (b.c. 1706.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ZE´PHON (zeʹfon; “watching, expectation”). The first of the seven sons of Gad (Num. 26:15); progenitor of the Zephonites.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ZEPHON [ZEE fun] — one of the seven sons of Gad and founder of a tribal family, the Zephonites (Num. 26:15). He is also called Ziphion (Gen. 46:16).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Zephon [Zee-fuhn](Hebrews origin: Watchman)(Numbers 26:15). 17th century b.c. Zephon—called Ziphion in the book of Genesis (Genesis 46:16)—son of Gad and grandson of Jacob, was the ancestor of the clan of the Zephonites. He and his brothers—Haggi, Shuni, Ezbon, Eri, Arodi, and Areli—were among the
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ZEPHON (Zēʹ phŏn) Personal name, perhaps meaning “north.” Eldest son of Gad and ancestor of the Zephonites (Num. 26:15). The Samaritan Pentateuch and the earliest Greek translation support the identification with Ziphion (Gen. 46:16).
See also
Gad Father
Eri Brother
Areli Brother
Shuni Brother
Haggi Brother
Ezbon Brother
Ziphion Brother
Arodi Brother
Ozni Brother
Jacob Grandfather
Joseph Uncle
Judah Uncle
Reuben Uncle
Benjamin Uncle
Levi Uncle
Simeon Uncle
Asher Uncle
Zebulun Uncle
Issachar Uncle
Naphtali Uncle
Dan Uncle
Manasseh Cousin
Ephraim Cousin
Zerah Cousin
Dinah Aunt
Perez Cousin
Jochebed Cousin
Merari Cousin
Kohath Cousin
Er Cousin
Gershon Cousin
Onan Cousin
Shelah Cousin
Zilpah Grandmother
Saul Cousin
Carmi Cousin
Hezron Cousin
Jamin Cousin
Jachin Cousin
Nemuel Cousin
Pallu Cousin
Zohar Cousin
Bela Cousin
Beriah Cousin
Tola Cousin
Ishvi Cousin
Imnah Cousin
Shillem Cousin
Guni Cousin
Enoch Cousin
Jashub Cousin
Puvah Cousin
Elon Cousin
Huppim Cousin
Shimron Cousin
Ashbel Cousin
Hushim Cousin
Ohad Cousin
Jezer Cousin
Jahzeel Cousin
Sered Cousin
Ahiram Cousin
Serah Cousin
Gera Cousin
Shobal Cousin
Becher Cousin
Ishvah Cousin
Rosh Cousin
Ard Cousin
Muppim Cousin
Jahleel Cousin
Ehi Cousin
Eliab Cousin
Jediael Cousin
Jarib Cousin
Rapha Cousin
Nohah Cousin
Bohan Cousin
Aharah Cousin