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English Bible Dictionary

Ziph, town in Judah

 

(battlement), the name of two towns in Judah, and a person:

In the highland district, named between Carmel and Juttah. (Joshua 15:55) The place is immortalized by its connection with David. (1 Samuel 23:14,15,24; 26:2) These passages show that at that time it had near it a wilderness (i,e, a waste pasture-ground) and a wood. The latter has disappeared but the former remains. The name of Zif if, found about three miles south of Hebron, attached to a rounded hill of some 100 feet in height, which is called Tell Zif.

 

* See other occurrences of the same term: Ziph, The Ziphim.

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