🔼The name Zophim in the Bible
🔼Etymology of the name Zophim
The name Zophim is a masculine plural form presumably derived from either of the verbs צפה (sapa):
For a meaning of the name Zophim, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Watchers and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has Watchmen.
BDB Theological Dictionary appears to not regard Zophim as a name, which in modern times is a view shared only by the Darby translation of the Bible ("And he took him to the watchmen's field, to the top of Pisgah"). BDB thinks that the usage of the verb צפה (sapa I) in Numbers 23:14 is similar to those in Isaiah 52:8 and Ezekiel 33:2-6.