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Nophah meaning

נפח

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🔼The name Nophah in the Bible

The name Nophah occurs only once. It's mentioned among the cities of the Amorites and Moabites which were destroyed by Israel (Numbers 21:30).

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:

🔼Nophah meaning

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.