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Ziphah meaning

זיפה
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🔼The name Ziphah in the Bible

The name Ziphah occurs only once in the Bible. He is mentioned as a son of Jehallelel of Judah, and a brother of Ziph (1 Chronicles 4:16), and that's all we know about him.

🔼Etymology of the name Ziphah

The origin and meaning of the name Ziphah is unknown; there is nearly nothing in the Hebrew of the Bible that looks anything like it, except the name Ziph, which belonged to Ziphah's brother, and the noun זפת (zepet), meaning pitch:

🔼Ziphah meaning

For a meaning of the name Ziphah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List proposes Lent, which is curious because for the nearly identical name Ziph NOBSE reads Refining Place. Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names assumes that both names Ziph and Ziphah derived from an unused verb זוף (zup), meaning to borrow, and reads Borrowed for both. BDB Theological Dictionary gives no hint to the meaning or etymology of either name.

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