Places Study on Ziph

Places Study on Ziph

Genesis 46: And the sons of Gad; Ziphion, and Haggi, Shuni, and Ezbon, Eri, and Arodi, and Areli.
Numbers 34: And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.
Joshua 15: Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,
Joshua 15: Maon, Carmel, and Ziph, and Juttah,
1 Samuel 23: And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
1 Samuel 23: And David saw that Saul was come out to seek his life: and David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood.
1 Samuel 23: Then came up the Ziphites to Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself with us in strong holds in the wood, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon?
1 Samuel 23: And they arose, and went to Ziph before Saul: but David and his men were in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain on the south of Jeshimon.
1 Samuel 26: And the Ziphites came unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David hide himself in the hill of Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon?
1 Samuel 26: Then Saul arose, and went down to the wilderness of Ziph, having three thousand chosen men of Israel with him, to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph.
1 Chronicles 2: Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of Jehaleleel; Ziph, and Ziphah, Tiria, and Asareel.
2 Chronicles 11: And Gath, and Mareshah, and Ziph,
Psalms 54: {To the chief Musician on Neginoth, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when the Ziphims came and said to Saul, Doth not David hide himself with us?} Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

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Hitchcock's Bible Names - Ziph
This mouth or mouthful; falsehood
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Ziph
Flowing.
A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chronicles 4:16 ).



A city in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:24 ), probably at the pass of Sufah.



A city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:55 ), identified with the uninhabited ruins of Tell ez-Zif, about 5 miles south-east of Hebron. Here David hid himself during his wanderings (1 Samuel 23:19 ; Psalm 54 , title).
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ziph
ZIPH . 1 . A son of Jehallelel ( 1 Chronicles 4:16 ). 2 . A city of Southern Judah ( Joshua 15:24 ). Its site has not been recovered. 3 . A city in the hill-country of Judah ( Joshua 15:55 ); fortified by Rehoboam ( 2 Chronicles 11:8 ). The wilderness of Ziph was one of the refuges of David when fleeing from Saul ( 1 Samuel 23:14-15 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Samuel 26:2 bis ). The gentilic name Ziphites occurs in 1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 [LXX [Note: Septuagint.] only] 1 Samuel 26:1 , Psalms 54:1-7 title. Ziph is Tell Zîf , S.E. of Hebron.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ziph (2)
 



 

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Ziph (1)
 

1. In southern Judah (negeb

2.midbar 1 Samuel 26:2). On both occasions the Ziphites discovered him to Saul. The last interview of David and Jonathan was in the wood here. A round hill, 100 ft. high, about three miles S. of Hebron, is still called Tell Zif. Three miles further S. is Kurmul (Carmel), and between them to the W. of the road is Yutta (Juttah). Rehoboam fortified Ziph (2Ch_11:8), probably Tell Ziph.

Half a mile off eastward are ruins at the head of two small wadies running off toward the Dead Sea. Lieut. Conder disputes the existence of a wood at Ziph; there are no springs of any size, and the soil is chalky. Septuagint and Josephus substitute "the new place" for "the wood of Ziph." The village Khirbet Khoreisa, one mile S. of Ziph, answers to "the wood of Ziph" as KJV translates; the difference between the Hebrew choresh and the Septuagint reading is a difference merely of points; the choresh of Ziph was a village belonging to the larger town at Tell Ziph.

 

Holman Bible Dictionary - Ziph
(zihf) Place and personal name perhaps meaning, “flowing.” 1. Son of Mareshah and grandson of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:42 ). The text perhaps means Mareshah was the founder of Ziph near Hebron. 2. Family of the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:16 ). 3 . Town in the Judean hill country (Joshua 15:24 ), likely tell Zif about three miles southeast of Hebron. Mereshah likely founded the town (1 Chronicles 2:42 ). David hid from Saul in the surrounding wilderness (1 Samuel 23:14-15 ); 1 Samuel 26:2 ). Ziphites, residents of Ziph, twice revealed David's hideouts to Saul (1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 ). Rehoboam fortified the site (2 Chronicles 11:8 ). 4 . Town in the Negeb (Joshua 15:24 ), likely khirbet ez-Zeifeh southwest of Kurnub.



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ziph
1. City in the south of Judah. Joshua 15:24 . Not identified.

2. City in the highlands of Judah: with its 'wilderness' it was connected with some of the stirring events in the life of David. Joshua 15:55 ; 1 Samuel 23:14,15,24 ; 1 Samuel 26:2 ; 2 Chronicles 11:8 . Identified with the ruins of Tel ez Zif, 31 29' N, 35 7' E .

3. Son of Mesha, a son of Caleb. 1 Chronicles 2:42 .

4. Son of Jehaleleel, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:16 .

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Ziph
(battlement ), the name of two towns in Judah.
In the south, named between Ithnan and Telem. (Joshua 15:24 ) It does not appear again in the history, nor has any trace of has been met with.

In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. (Joshua 15:55 ) The place is immortalized by its connection with David. (1 Samuel 23:14,15,24 ; 26:2 ) These passages show that at that time it had near it a wilderness (i,e, a waste pasture-ground) and a wood. The latter has disappeared but the former remains. The name of Zif if, found about three miles south of Hebron, attached to a rounded hill of some 100 feet in height, which is called Tell Zif .

Son of Jehaleleel. (1 Chronicles 4:16 )
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ziph
Ziph, a flowing. 1. A city in the south of Judah. Joshua 15:24. 2. A town in the highlands of Judah, Joshua 15:55; fortified by Rehoboam. 2 Chronicles 11:8. When pursued by Saul, David hid himself "in the wilderness of Ziph." 1 Samuel 23:14; 1 Samuel 23:16; 1 Samuel 23:24; 1 Samuel 26:2. The site is Tell es Zîf, about four miles southeast of Hebron, on the road to Engedi. Tristram says: "How far the forest of Ziph," see 1 Samuel 23:14-15, "extended it is not easy to say, but there are traces of it in an occasional tree, and there seems no reason, from the nature of the soil, why the woods may not have stretched nearly to the barren, sandy marl which overlies the limestone for a few miles west of the Dead Sea." 3. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:16.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ziph
A city of Judah, four miles south-east of Hebron; near it were wild fastness in which David for a long time lay hid, 1 Samuel 23:14,15 .

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Ziph (1) - On both occasions the Ziphites discovered him to Saul. Rehoboam fortified Ziph (2Ch_11:8), probably Tell Ziph. Conder disputes the existence of a wood at Ziph; there are no springs of any size, and the soil is chalky. Septuagint and Josephus substitute "the new place" for "the wood of Ziph. of Ziph, answers to "the wood of Ziph" as KJV translates; the difference between the Hebrew choresh and the Septuagint reading is a difference merely of points; the choresh of Ziph was a village belonging to the larger town at Tell Ziph
Ziphites - (zihf' itess) See Ziph
zi'Phah - (feminine of Ziph ), another son of Jehaleleel
Ziph - Ziph . The wilderness of Ziph was one of the refuges of David when fleeing from Saul ( 1 Samuel 23:14-15 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 ; 1 Samuel 26:2 bis ). The gentilic name Ziphites occurs in 1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 23:24 [LXX [Note: Septuagint. Ziph is Tell Zîf , S
Hachilah - A hill in which David hid, and on which, during his pursuit, Saul pitched his camp, near the wilderness of Ziph. Ziph is mod
Ziphims, Ziphites - The inhabitants of Ziph, No
Horesh - The people of Ziph revealed David's hideout, but David still escaped. If a proper name, Horesh may be modern khirbet Khoreisa, two miles south of Ziph and six miles south of Hebron
Jokdeam - ” City in tribal territory of Judah, possibly modern khirbet Raqqa near Ziph (Joshua 15:56 )
Ziphims - (zihf' ihmss) KJV alternate form of Ziphites (superscription of Psalm 54:1 ). “Ziphims” was formed by adding s to the already plural Ziphim. See Ziph
Ziph - Ziph, a flowing. When pursued by Saul, David hid himself "in the wilderness of Ziph. Tristram says: "How far the forest of Ziph," see 1 Samuel 23:14-15, "extended it is not easy to say, but there are traces of it in an occasional tree, and there seems no reason, from the nature of the soil, why the woods may not have stretched nearly to the barren, sandy marl which overlies the limestone for a few miles west of the Dead Sea
Hachilah - A place in Judah near Ziph, and where David with his 600 followers hid
zi'Phim, the, - the inhabitants of Ziph , 2. In this form the name is found in the Authorized Version only in the title of (Psalm 54:1 ) In the narrative it occurs in the more usual form of ZiphITES
Keilah - " They fled to the hill Hareth, about 3 miles to the east, and thence through Hebron to Ziph (q. "And David was in the wilderness of Ziph, in a wood" (1 Samuel 23:15 )
Ziph - The text perhaps means Mareshah was the founder of Ziph near Hebron. Ziphites, residents of Ziph, twice revealed David's hideouts to Saul (1 Samuel 23:19 ; 1 Samuel 26:1 )
Hachilah, the Hill - In a wood in the untilled land near Ziph, facing (1 Samuel 23:19; 1 Samuel 23:24, "south" of) the Jeshimon, i. David and his 600 men lurked in the fastnesses of the hill; but as Saul approached withdrew to the wood (rather the choresh or "village" attached to Ziph below. (See Ziph. ... From the rock of Ziph David came down to "the wilderness of Maon. of Ziph overlooking the desert, the rest are rolling downs at a lower level; on this one is Yekin, which is "Hachil," the liquids 'l' and 'n' being interchanged as often
Jeshimon - The waste, probably some high waste land to the south of the Dead Sea (Numbers 21:20 ; 23:28 ; 1 Samuel 23:19,24 ); or rather not a proper name at all, but simply "the waste" or "wilderness," the district on which the plateau of Ziph (q
Hach'Ilah, the Hill, - a hill apparently situated in a wood in the wilderness or waste land in the neighborhood of Ziph, in Judah, in the fastnesses or passes of which David and his six hundred followers were lurking when the Ziphites informed Saul of his whereabouts
Hachilah - Hill near Ziph in Judah, described as being 'before' or 'on the south of ' Jeshimon
Hareth - Some students place it at khirbet Khoreisa two miles south of Ziph and about six miles southeast of Hebron
Hereth - Some identify it with Horesh (1 Samuel 23:15 ) located at khirbet Khoreisa two miles south of Ziph
Hachilah - The darksome hill, one of the peaks of the long ridge of el-Kolah, running out of the Ziph plateau, "on the south of Jeshimon" (i. , of the "waste"), the district to which one looks down from the plateau of Ziph (1 Samuel 23:19 ). The Ziphites treacherously informed Saul of this, and he immediately (26:1-4) renewed his pursuit of David, and "pitched in the hill of Hachilah
Zanoah - Za nutah is probably identical with another Zanoah; a town in the mountain region of Judah (Joshua 15:56), enumerated with Maon, Carmel, and Ziph S
Ziklag - A town in the Negeb, or south country of Judah (Joshua 15:31 ), in the possession of the Philistines when David fled to Gath from Ziph with all his followers
Jezreel - David's wife Ahinoam was from the southern city of Jezreel which is located in the vicinity of Ziph (1 Samuel 25:43-44 )
Mesha - founder, of Ziph (1 Chronicles 2:42)
Wilderness - It may be said to include the wilderness of EN-GEDI, that of MAON, and probably that of Ziph and of JERUEL
Forest - It is also rendered "wood", the "wood" in the "wilderness of Ziph," in which david concealed himself (1 Samuel 23:15 ), which lay south-east of Hebron
Desert - The midbars of Ziph, Maon, and Paran, etc
Gibeah - A city in the mountains of Judah ( Joshua 15:57 , perhaps also 2 Chronicles 13:2 ), near Carmel and Ziph, to the S
Forest - ... That "of Ziph-wilderness," where David hid, S
Wilderness - This word is used of the wilderness of Beersheba (Genesis 21:14 ), on the southern border of Palestine; the wilderness of the Red Sea (Exodus 13:18 ); of Shur (15:22), a portion of the Sinaitic peninsula; of Sin (17:1), Sinai (Leviticus 7:38 ), Moab (Deuteronomy 2:8 ), Judah (Judges 1:16 ), Ziph, Maon, En-gedi (1 Samuel 23:14,24 ; 24:1 ), Jeruel and Tekoa (2 Chronicles 20:16,20 ), Kadesh (Psalm 29:8 )
Wilderness, Desert - Special waste tracts are distinguished: wilderness of Shur, Zin, Paran, Kadesh, Maon, Ziph, Tekoa, Moab, Edom, etc
Timnah - A town in the mountain district of Judah, enumerated with Maon, Ziph, and Carmel S
Jon'Athan, - Their last meeting was in and forest of Ziph, during Saul's pursuit of David
Jonathan - And David was in the wilderness of Ziph in a wood. Be sure you see the full truth and the full beauty of that visit of Jonathan to the wood of Ziph. And Jonathan seeing that, came to the wood of Ziph to strengthen David in God lest his faith should fail. It would have been a long time before I would have left my palace in Gibeah to go down to the wood of Ziph to strengthen the hand of my best friend, if that strength was to carry him over my head and put me under his feet. The cross of Christ was made of a tree that had grown in the wood of Ziph, and yours will be made of the same shining timber
Wilderness - Some specific locales were connected with David's outlaw years, such as wilderness of En-Gedi, of Judah, of Maon, of Ziph
Wilderness (2) - Besides those local denominations, others occur which apply to peripheric regions: wildernesses of Shur, of Sin, of Sinai, of Paran, of Ẓin, of Kadesh, of Ethan (or Yam-Suph), of Maon, of Ziph, of Beersheba, of Engedi, of Jeruel, of Beth-aven, of Edom, of Moab, of Kedemoth. The wildernesses of Ziph and of Maon are portions of it in the south, as well as those of Engedi and Tekoa in the middle; and finally also, in the north, the rough, barren, and uninhabited district where the road runs from Jerusalem to Jericho (cf
Saul - Saul had David all but captured in the hills of Ziph, when a raid of the Philistines called him away ( 1 Samuel 23:14-29 )
Desert, Wilderness - The Wilderness of Judah included the Wilderness of Ziph, of Tekoa, of Engedi
David - While encamped there, in the forest in the district of Ziph, he was visited by Jonathan, who spoke to him words of encouragement (23:16-18). ... Saul again went forth (1 Samuel 26 ) in pursuit of David, who had hid himself "in the hill Hachilah, which is before Jeshimon," in the wilderness of Ziph, and was a second time spared through his forbearance
David - In the meantime Saul’s spies discover the whereabouts of the fugitive, and David, fearing that the men of Keilah will deliver him up to his enemy, escapes with his followers to the hill-country in the wilderness of Ziph . A very vigorous pursuit is now undertaken by Saul, who seems determined to catch the elusive fugitive, and the chase is carried on among the wilds of Ziph, Maon , and Engedi
Jonathan - Instead of jealousy, unselfish love made him rejoice in his friend's prospective exaltation at his own cost, and only covet to be next in rank to David: as he said when he went to David "and strengthened his hand in God," his last interview with him in the wood of Ziph (1 Samuel 23:16-17)
Genealogy - So among the ‘sons’ of Caleb we find cities of Judah (Hebron, Tappuah, Ziph, Gibea, etc
Mephibosheth - Jonathan strengthened David's hand in God in the wood of Ziph; but Mephibosheth, like another classical character, fled the empty cask
Judea - Philip, a strong place on the road to Hebron, ten miles south of Jerusalem; Ziph, a small town between Hebron and the Dead Sea; Zoar, at the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, near the situation of Sodom; Hebron, formerly Kirjath-arba, a very ancient town in a hilly country, twenty-five miles south of the capital; Arad, about twenty- four miles southward from Hebron, and near the Ascensus Avrabim, or Scorpion Mountains, on the border of Arabia Petraea; and Thamar, on the southern limit of the province, near the south extremity of the Dead Sea