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Zophim
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zophim
Zophim (צֹפִים‎, tsophim). A place in Moab, probably on or near the top of Pisgah, from which Balaam pronounced his second blessing upon Israel (Num 23:14).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zophim (Place)
ZOPHIM (PLACE) [Heb ṣōpı̂m (צֹפִים)]. A high point near or on the top of Pisgah and close to the NE end of the Dead Sea (Num 23:14). Zophim was the second place to which Balak took Balaam hoping that he would curse the Israelites. Insofar as ṣōpı̂m literally means “watchers,” Num 23:14 may include
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zophim
Zophim. Field from which Balaam pronounced his second blessing upon Israel (Nm 23:14). Zophim is associated with Mt Pisgah, but the precise location is unknown. Many have associated it with Tal‛at es-Sufa on the northern ascent of Mt Nebo.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zophim
Zophim zōʹfim, FIELD OF [Heb. śeḏēh haṣṣōp̱îm—‘field of the watchers’]; NEB FIELD OF THE WATCHERS. The place near or on the top of Pisgah to which Balak took Balaam to curse Israel (Nu. 23:14). Possibly the Hebrew should be translated “field of the watchers” and not as a proper name (cf. LXX
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zophim
ZOPHIM Place from which Balaam pronounced his second blessing upon Israel (Nm 23:13–16). Zophim must have been on or near Mt Pisgah.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zophim
ZOPHIM. Balak took Balaam “into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah” for a second view of the Israelites and hopefully for a cursing of Israel. From here Balaam blessed Israel as before (Num 23:14). Its exact location has not been identified.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zophim
ZOPHIM. This place-name comes from Heb. ṣōp̱îm, ‘watchers’. The location of ‘the field of the watchers’ (Nu. 23:14, av) is difficult to determine. It must have been on a high part of the Pisgah Mts, from which Balaam could see the encampment of the Israelites at Shittim. Some propose to take the Heb.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zophim
Zophim (Heb. ṣōp̱ɩ̂m)A place to which Balak took Balaam so he could look out over the Hebrews and curse them (Num. 23:14). The “field of Zophim” (or possibly “field of watchers”) was located near or on top of Mt. Pisgah in the northern plains of Moab.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zophim
Zophim [zōˊfĭm] (Heb. ṣōp̱îm “watchers”). The hill to which Balak took Balaam so he could look out over the Hebrews and curse them (Num. 23:14). The “field of Zophim” (or possibly “field of watchers”) was located near or on top of Mt. Pisgah in the northern plains of Moab.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zophim
Zo´phim (watchers), The field of, a spot on or near the top of Pisgah, from which Balaam had his second view of the encampment of Israel. Num. 23:14. The position of the field of Zophim is not defined. Possibly it is the same place which later in the history is mentioned as Mizpah-moab.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zophim
ZO´PHIM (zōʹfim; “watchers, field of watchers”). The “field of Zophim” was on the top of Pisgah (Num. 23:14), one of the high places to which Balak brought Balaam, that he might see Israel. It is the modern Tail‘at eṣ Ṣufa.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zophim, Field of
Zophim, Field offield of watchers, a place in Moab on the range of Pisgah (Num. 23:14). To this place Balak brought Balaam, that he might from thence curse the children of Israel. Balaam could only speak the word of the Lord, and that was blessing. It is the modern Tal’at-es-Safa. (See PISGAH.)
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