What does Tiphsah mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
מִתִּפְסַח֙ a place at the northeast limit of Solomon’s empire; located on the Euphrates river. 1
תִּפְסַ֨ח a place at the northeast limit of Solomon’s empire; located on the Euphrates river. 1

Definitions Related to Tiphsah

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   1 a place at the northeast limit of Solomon’s empire; located on the Euphrates river.
   2 a place in the northern kingdom of Israel which king Menahem attacked and where he ripped open all the pregnant women.
      2a might be the same as 1.
      Additional Information: Tiphsah = “cross over”.
      

Frequency of Tiphsah (original languages)

Frequency of Tiphsah (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Tiphsah
TIPHSAH (‘crossing’). 1. The classical Thapsacus , the chief crossing-place on the middle Euphrates for caravans and armies, after the decline of Carchemish in the Persian period. It lay on the eastward bend of the river where it leaves its southerly course. It is named as the north-east limit of the dominions of Solomon ( 1 Kings 4:24 ). 2 . Tiphsah should be corrected to Tappuah , with the Lucian LXX [1] , in 2 Kings 15:18 .
J. F. McCurdy.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Tiphsah
Passing over; ford, one of the boundaries of Solomon's dominions (1 Kings 4:24 ), probably "Thapsacus, a great and wealthy town on the western bank of the Euphrates," about 100 miles north-east of Tadmor. All the land traffic between the east and the west passed through it. Menahem undertook an expedition against this city, and "smote Tiphsah and all that were therein" (2 Kings 15:16 ). This expedition implied a march of some 300 miles from Tirzah if by way of Tadmor, and about 400 if by way of Aleppo; and its success showed the strength of the Israelite kingdom, for it was practically a defiance to Assyria. Conder, however, identifies this place with Khurbet Tafsah, some 6 miles west of Shechem.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Tiphsah
(tihf' ssuh) Place name meaning, “passage, ford.” 1. City on the west bank of the Euphrates about 75 miles south of Carchemish, representing the northeastern limit of Solomon's kingdom (1 Kings 4:24 ). 2 . Site near Tirzah in Samaria (2 Kings 15:16 ), possibly a corruption of Tappuah, the reading of the earliest Greek translation which REB, RSV, TEV follow.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Tiphsah
A town on the western bank of the Euphrates, the limit of Solomon's empire in that direction (1 Kings 4:24). Hebrew Tiphsach. Menahem king of Israel smote it and all its coasts (2 Kings 15:16). Thapsacus, in northern Syria, where the Euphrates was usually crossed (Strabo xvi. 1, section 21). From pacach , "to pass over," i.e. the ford. Solomon's aim (1 Kings 4:24) was to have a line of trade with central Asia across the continent. Tadmor was the halting place on the way to Tiphsah.
It was "great and prosperous" (Xenophon, Ahab. 1:4, section 11) as the emporium between E. and W., owing to its ford and its bridge of boats (Strabo xvi. 1, section 23; 3, section 4). Here goods were embarked for transport down the river, and disembarked for land transport from boats which came up it (Q. Curt. x. 1). Suriyeh now marks the ford, four stadia or 800 yards across, as Xenophon accurately states, and at times having but. 20 inches of water. The ten thousand here first learned Cyrus the younger's real intentions (Xenophon, Ahab. i. 4, section 11). A paved causeway on either side of the river and a parallelogram line of mounds still mark the site.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Tiphsah
Passage; leap; step; the passover
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Tiphsah
1. The boundary of Solomon's dominions on the Euphrates. 1 Kings 4:24 . This is doubtless the city known to the Greeks and Romans as Thapsacus, situated at the ford of the Euphrates, which well agrees with the signification of Tiphsah, 'passing over.' It was where Cyrus, Darius Codomannus, and Alexander crossed during their wars. The town was a place of importance. Identified with Suriyeh, 35 54' N, 38 48' E . A traveller in the winter of 1841-2 found but twenty inches of water in the Euphrates at this spot.
2. City smitten by Menahem. 2 Kings 15:16 . This was doubtless a different place from the above, and has been identified by some with ruins at Tafsah, 32 10' N, 35 10' E .
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Tiphsah
Tiphsah (tĭf'sah), passage, ford. A city on the western bank of the Euphrates, supposed to be the Thapsacus of the Greeks and Romans. It was the northeastern extremity of Solomon's dominions. 1 Kings 4:24.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Tiphsah
The ancient Thapsacus, an important city on the western bank of the Euphrates, which constituted the northeastern extremity of Solomon's dominions, 1 Kings 4:24 . The ford at this place being the last one on the Euphrates towards the south, its possession was important to Solomon in his design to attract the trade of the East to Palestine. Hence the building of Tadmor on the desert route. Perhaps the same city is meant in 2 Kings 15:16 , though some understand here a city of the same name near Samaria.

Sentence search

Tiphsah - Tiphsah (‘crossing’). Tiphsah should be corrected to Tappuah , with the Lucian LXX Tiphsah - Tiphsah (tĭf'sah), passage, ford
Tappuah - See also Tiphsah and Tephon
Tappuah - Some scholars read, “Tappuah” for “Tiphsah” in 2 Kings 15:16 (REB)
Tiphsah - Menahem undertook an expedition against this city, and "smote Tiphsah and all that were therein" (2 Kings 15:16 )
Tiphsah - This is doubtless the city known to the Greeks and Romans as Thapsacus, situated at the ford of the Euphrates, which well agrees with the signification of Tiphsah, 'passing over
Tadmor - Palmyra was situated about midway between Damascus and Tiphsah or Thapsacus on the Euphrates
Tiphsah - Tadmor was the halting place on the way to Tiphsah
Pul (2) - Menahem's smiting Tiphsah (1 Chronicles 5:16) or Thapsacus was a direct attack on the Assyrian dominion W
Gaza - For Solomon, Gaza was the major center on the southern border of his kingdom which ran “from Tiphsah even to Azzah (Gaza)” (1 Kings 4:24 )
Canaan, Land of - ; the Mediterranean being the western limit, the eastern being undefined; but the 'river Euphrates' boundary must be on the north part of that river, which indeed was reached by Solomon at Tiphsah (about 35 50' N, 39 E)
Canaan - ...
Solomon accordingly possessed Tiphsah, the old ford of Euphrates on the N
Solomon - ) Tiphsah ("Thapsacus") on the Euphrates (1 Kings 4:24) was his limit in that direction