🔼The name Zaphon in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zaphon
The name Zaphon is identical to the noun צפון (sapon), meaning north, which derives from the verb צפן (sapan), meaning to hide:
For a meaning of the name Zaphon, NOBSE Study Bible Name List goes with the root-meaning of the verb and reads Concealed. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has North and adds to that North Wind. Where Jones obtained the wind-part is not clear and it's certainly not implied by the Hebrew of our name. BDB Theological Dictionary does not interpret our name but does confirm that it is identical to the noun צפון (sapon), meaning north.