What does Zaphon mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
צָפ֑וֹנָה north (of direction) 1
וְצָפ֗וֹן a city in Gad east of the Sea of Galilee on the east bank of the Jordan. 1

Definitions Related to Zaphon

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   1 a city in Gad east of the Sea of Galilee on the east bank of the Jordan.
   Additional Information: Zaphon = “north”.
   

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   1 north (of direction), northward.
      1a north.
      1b northward.
      

Frequency of Zaphon (original languages)

Frequency of Zaphon (English)

Dictionary

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Zaphon
ZAPHON (‘north’). A city E. of Jordan, assigned to Gad ( Joshua 13:27 ). It is named also in Judges 12:1 , where Zaphônah should be rendered ‘to Zaphon’ (RVm [1] ) instead of ‘northward’ (AV [2] and RV [3] ). Possibly the Talmudic tradition is correct which identifies Zaphon with Amathus, the modero ‘Amâteh , a little north of the Jabbok, at the mouth of Wâdy er-Rugeib . Zaphon is probably connected with Ziphion ( Genesis 46:16 ), or (more correctly) Zĕphon . with gentilic name Zephonites ( Numbers 26:13 ), described as a ‘son’ of Gad.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Zaphon
City in Gad. Joshua 13:27 . Identified with ruins at el Hammeh, 32 42' N, 35 40' E .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Zaphon
(zay' pahn) Place name meaning, “north.” 1. City east of the Jordan River in Gad's territory (Joshua 13:27 ). It was probably a center of worship of the god Baal-zaphon in the days of Canaanite supremacy before the Gadites took over. It is identified with tell el-Qos, tell es-Saidiye, or tell el-Mazar. Shophan (Numbers 32:35 ) may be another spelling of the same city. 2. Mountain viewed as home of the gods in Canaanite thought, perhaps referred to in Psalm 48:2 (NIV), Isaiah 14:13 (NRSV), and Job 26:7 (NRSV), showing Yahweh controls what Canaan thought their gods possessed.

Sentence search

Zaphon - Zaphon (‘north’). It is named also in Judges 12:1 , where Zaphônah should be rendered ‘to Zaphon’ (RVm Ziphion - See Zaphon
Zephon, Zephonites - See Zaphon
Zephathah - The earliest Greek translation translated Zaphon , “north” instead of Zephathah
Zaphon - It was probably a center of worship of the god Baal-zaphon in the days of Canaanite supremacy before the Gadites took over
Zephaniah - (zehf uh ni' uh) Personal name meaning, “Yahweh sheltered or stored up” or “Zaphon (god) is Yahweh
Directions (Geographical) - Zaphon, the mountain on the northern Syrian Mediterranean Coast, stands for the north. For the Canaanites, Zaphon represented the dwelling place of Baal, while in the Old Testament it is an attribute of the throne of Yahweh (Isaiah 14:13 ; Psalm 48:2-3 )
Jerusalem - At Ugarit on the North Syrian coast, Mount Zaphon to the north was the sacred mountain. The most active of the gods of Ugarit was called Baal-Zaphon. Psalm 48:3 ( Hebrews 48:2 ), refers to Jerusalem as "the utmost heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King
Jephthah - " Keil translated it "went to Zaphon, the city of Gad in the Jordan valley": Joshua 13:27; Judges 12:1)