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Ziph (descendant of Caleb)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ziph, Son of Mesha
Ziph, Son of Mesha (זִיף‎, ziph). A descendant of Hezron’s son, Caleb (1 Chr 2:42).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ziph (Person)
ZIPH (PERSON) [Heb zı̂p (זִיף‎)]. 1. A grandson (?) of Caleb and therefore probably the name of a prominent Calebite family in Judah (1 Chr 2:43). The wording of this list is problematic, and the MT and LXX differ over the name of Ziph’s father; consequently, the genealogical relationship between “Ziph”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ziph (Person)
Ziph (Person). 1. Descendant of Caleb from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 2:42).2. One of the sons of Jehallelel from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:16).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. Son of Mareshah (1) (or Mesha; cf. RSV mg, AV, NEB) and grandson of Caleb (1 Ch. 2:42). Although listed in the context of Caleb’s genealogy, Ziph probably refers here to a town in Judah “founded” (cf. NEB) by Mareshah or Mesha. See Ziph (place) 1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ziph (Person)
ZIPH (Person)1. Descendant of Caleb from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 2:42).2. One of the sons of Jehallelel from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:16).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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. 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 (Person)
Ziph (Heb. zɩ̂p̱) (PERSON)1. A descendant of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:42); ancestor of a clan or region in Judah.2. A Judahite from the line of Caleb; the eldest son of Jehallelel (1 Chr. 4:16).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ZIPH (zif).1. The oldest of the four sons of Jehallelel (1 Chron. 4:16).2. A town apparently in the S, or Simeonite, part of Judah (Josh. 15:24), mentioned with Ithnan and Telem. Identified with ez-Zeifeh, SW of Kurnūb.3. A town in the desert (“wilderness”) of Ziph, to which David fled from Saul
See also
Mesha Father
Hebron Brother
Hur Uncle
Caleb Grandfather
Izhar Cousin
Sheva Uncle
Gazez Cousin
Korah Nephew
Uri Cousin
Ethnan Cousin
Gibea Cousin
Zereth Cousin
Hareph Cousin
Madmannah Cousin
Rekem Nephew
Shema Nephew
Haran Uncle
Shobal Cousin
Moza Uncle
Shaaph Uncle
Hepher Cousin
Gazez Uncle
Shobab Uncle
Tahath Nephew
Sheber Uncle
Tirhanah Uncle
Haahashtari Cousin
Ahuzzam Cousin
Temeni Cousin
Ardon Uncle
Jesher Uncle