🔼The name Nophah in the Bible
Our name occurs in the curious statement: We have ravaged until Nophah, which is until Medeba. The city called Medeba is mentioned more often in the Bible, and Nophah may be another name for it, or perhaps the region it sat in.
BDB Theological Dictionary suggests Nophah may not even be a name, and offers as alternative reading of Numbers 21:30: "until fire was blown [hot] as far as Medeba".
🔼Etymology of the name Nophah
The name Nophah comes from the verb נפח (napah), meaning to blow or exhale forcefully:
For a meaning of the name Nophah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Windy Place and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes A Blast.