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
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
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).