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Ziph

Meaning: flowing

The name of two biblical cities and one man…

  1. A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chronicles 4:16).

  2. A city in the south of Judah (Joshua 15:24), probably at the pass of Sufah.

  3. A city in the mountains of Judah (Joshua 15:55), identified with the uninhabited ruins of Tell ez-Zif, about 5 miles southeast of Hebron. Here David hid himself during his wanderings (1 Samuel 23:19; Psalms 54, title).