Holman Bible Dictionary
(sshee' fam) Place name of uncertain meaning and location in northeastern Transjordan forming the northeastern border of the Promised Land (Numbers 34:10 ).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
SHEPHAM . A place on the eastern boundary of the Promised Land ( Numbers 34:10-11 ). The site has not been identified. Perhaps Zabdi, the Shiphmite ( 1 Chronicles 27:27 ). was a native of Shepham.
Easton's Bible Dictionary
A treeless place, Numbers 34:10,11 : "The coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah."
Morrish Bible Dictionary
Eastern boundary of Palestine. Numbers 34:10,11 . Not identified.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
On the eastern boundary of the promised land, between Hatser-enan where the northern boundary ends and Riblah (or Marbel, i.e. HAR-BAALHERMON, Judges 3:3); Numbers 34:10-11.
. was a native of Shepham
- Native of Shepham
; ZABDI (1 Chronicles 27:27)
- probably, though not certainly, the native of Shepham
- Designation of Zabdi, possibly as a native of Shepham
- A treeless place, Numbers 34:10,11 : "The coast shall go down from Shepham
- Some have suggested town of Shepham
(Numbers 34:10 ), but this is far from certain
- A landmark on the eastern border of Israel (Numbers 34:11), between Shepham
and the sea of Cinneroth, on the "E. However, "go down from Shepham
to Riblah" seemingly implies Riblah was lower; therefore Riblah was probably one of the many sanctuaries with which the sides, as well as the summit, of Hermon were covered
Land (of Israel)
The eastern border is marked out from Hazan Enan to Shepham
, and then goes down from Shapham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; it goes down and reaches to the eastern side of the Sea of Chinnereth; the border goes down along the Jordan, and ends at the Salt Sea (Numbers 34:10-12 ; Deuteronomy 3:17 )