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Zepho meaning

צפו

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🔼The name Zepho in the Bible

There's only one man named Zepho in the Bible. Zepho was a son of Eliphaz, who was a son of Esau, the brother of Jacob, and his Hittite wife Adah (Genesis 36:11). Zepho became a chief of Edom (Genesis 36:15). For unclear reasons, the Chronicler calls this man צפי, Zephi (1 Chronicles 1:36).

🔼Etymology of the name Zepho or Zephi

The names Zepho and Zephi come from either of the roots צפה:

🔼Zepho meaning

For a meaning of the name Zepho, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Watch.

Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names proposes Expectation, and notes that there are several known Latin names with the same meaning (such as Elpidius, Speratus, Expectatus).

BDB Theological Dictionary lists our names under צפה I, translates them with Gaze, Gazing, but adds a question mark, apparently to indicate that this is just one of many possibly interpretations.