Places Study on Zuph

Places Study on Zuph

1 Samuel 1: Now there was a certain man of Ramathaimzophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:
1 Samuel 9: And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us.
1 Chronicles 6: The son of Zuph, the son of Elkanah, the son of Mahath, the son of Amasai,

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zuph, Land of
(1 Samuel 9:5,6 ), a district in which lay Samuel's city, Ramah. It was probably so named after Elkanah's son, Zuph (1 Chronicles 6:26 , marg.).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Zuph
Honeycomb, a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1 ); called also Zophai (1 Chronicles 6:26 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Zuph
ZUPH . 1 . An ancestor of Samuel ( 1Sa 1:1 , 1 Chronicles 6:35 (20); called in 1 Chronicles 6:26 (11) Zophai ). 2 . The land of Zuph ( 1 Samuel 9:5 ) probably derived its name from having been originally settled by the family of Zuph. The gentilic name Zuphite probably underlies the name Ramathaim-zophim of 1 Samuel 1:1 . No known site can be said to contain any certain trace of the name Zuph.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Zuph
 



 

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Zuph, Land of
 

1 Chronicles 6:35). Soba is the only name like it, seven miles W. of Jerusalem, and five S.W. of neby Samwil. If Shalim and Shalisha were N.E. of Jerusalem near Taiyibeh, Saul's route to Benjamin would be S. or S.W. to Soba.

 

Holman Bible Dictionary - Zuph
(zuhf) Personal and place name meaning, “honeycomb.” 1. Levitic ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Samuel 1:1 ; 1Chronicles 6:16,1Chronicles 6:26,1 Chronicles 6:35 ) from Ephraim. He is called a Levite in another passage (see 1Chronicles 6:16,1Chronicles 6:26,1 Chronicles 6:35 ). Ephraim may be geographical rather than tribal. Others argue that late sources incorporated Samuel into the tribe of Levi because he performed priestly duties. 2. “Land of Zuph” where Saul was looking for some donkeys (1 Samuel 9:5 ). Its exact location is not known.



Morrish Bible Dictionary - Zuph
1. An Ephrathite (and Kohathite). Ancestor of Samuel the prophet. 1 Samuel 1:1 ; 1 Chronicles 6:35 . Called ZOPHAI in 1 Chronicles 6:26 .

2. Land adjoining the portion of Benjamin. 1 Samuel 9:5 . Not identified.

People's Dictionary of the Bible - Zuph
Zuph (zŭph), or Suph, R. V. text, flag, sedge. Deuteronomy 1:1, margin. 1. From the Hebrew Sûph, signifying a kind of seaweed, and the Hebrew name for the Red Sea. 2. Name of a person. 1 Samuel 1:1.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Zuph Plur. Zophim
An Ephrathite, ancestor of Amuel, and the region in mount Ephraim which he inhabited, 1 Samuel 1:1 9:5 1 Chronicles 6:35 . See under RAMAH 2.

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Zuph
(honeycomb ) , The land of, a district at which Saul and his servant arrived after passing through the possessions of Shalisha, of Shalim and of the Benjamites. ( 1 Samuel 9:5 ) only. It evidently contained the city in which they encountered Samuel, ver. 6, and that again was certainly not far from the "tomb of Rachel." It may perhaps be identified with Soba, a well-known place about seven miles due west of Jerusalem.

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Zuph - Zuph . The land of Zuph ( 1 Samuel 9:5 ) probably derived its name from having been originally settled by the family of Zuph. The gentilic name Zuphite probably underlies the name Ramathaim-zophim of 1 Samuel 1:1 . No known site can be said to contain any certain trace of the name Zuph
zo'Pha-i - (descended from Zuph ), a Kohathite Levite, son of Elkanah and ancestor of Samuel. 35 he is called Zuph
Zophai - See Zuph
Zophai -  ... 1 Chronicles 6:35 Zuph)
Zuphite - (zyoo' fite) NIV term for a resident or descendant of Zuph (1 Samuel 1:1 )
Zophai - See Zuph
Zophai - An ancestor of Samuel ( 1 Chronicles 6:26 (11)) = Zuph of 1 Chronicles 6:35 (20) and 1 Samuel 1:1
Zuph, Land of - It was probably so named after Elkanah's son, Zuph (1 Chronicles 6:26 , marg
Toah - Son of Zuph, or Zophai, a Kohathite
Ramathaim-Zophim - The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 Samuel 1:1 ), "in the land of Zuph" (9:5). One of the Levitical families descended from Kohath, that of Zuph or Zophai (1 Chronicles 6:26,35 ), had a district assigned to them in Ephraim, which from this circumstance was called "the land of Zuph," and hence the name of the town, "Zophim
Zuph - Zuph (zŭph), or Suph, R
Ramathaim-Zophim - Zophim is perhaps a corruption of Zuph, the home district of Samuel (1 Samuel 9:5 )
Suph - Others identify it with es-Sufah = Maaleh-acrabbim (Joshua 15:3 ), and others again with Zuph (1 Samuel 9:5 )
Zuph - “Land of Zuph” where Saul was looking for some donkeys (1 Samuel 9:5 )
Arimathea - At this Rama, which was likewise called Ramathaim Zophim, as lying in the district of Zuph, or Zoph, Samuel was born, 1 Samuel 1
Elkanah - The father of Zophai (Zuph), a descendant of 3 ( 1 Chronicles 6:26 ; 1 Chronicles 6:35 )
High Place - With Samuel at Zuph, there was 'a sacrifice of the people' in the 'high place' (God having forsaken the tabernacle at Shiloh, this disorder resulted)
Ramah - A city in mount Ephraim, called also Ramathaim-Zophim, or Ramah of the Zuphites, the place of Samuel's birth, residence, and burial, 1 Samuel 1:1,19 7:17 8:4 25:1 28:3 . ... The young prince "passed through the land of the Benjamites," going south or south-west, "and came to the land of Zuph" and the city where Samuel then was
Rama - Elkanah's ancestor Zuph may have been the origin of the "Zophim
Samuel - In the oldest narrative, found in 1 Samuel 9:1-27 , he appears as a seer from the land of Zuph, to whom Saul and his servant, who are seeking the lost asses of Kish, Saul’s father, apply for help
Saul - , "Gibeah of God"), Saul and his servant went toward the north-west over Mount Ephraim, and then turning north-east they came to "the land of Shalisha," and thence eastward to the land of Shalim, and at length came to the district of Zuph, near Samuel's home at Ramah (9:5-10)
Name, Names - ... Beginning at a fairly early date, there are a moderate number of names derived from the vegetable world: Elah (‘terebinth’), Zuph (‘sedge’), Tamar (‘palm-tree’), etc