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Zif (Arabic: زيف) is a Palestinian village located 7 kilometers (4.3 mi) south of Hebron. The village is in the Hebron Governorate in the southern West Bank. According to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, Zif had a population of 848 in 2007. The primary health care facilities in the village itself are designated by the Ministry of Health as level 1 and at nearby Yatta as level 3.
Biblical scholar Edward Robinson identified the modern town of Zif and its adjacent Tell Zif with the Ziph described in the Bible as being a city in the Judean Mountains. It was here that David hid himself from Saul.
Zif had a Jewish population until at least the 4th-century, but it became Christian during the Byzantine period. Claude Reignier Conder (1875) located his tomb as being the "fine sepulchral monument" immediately south of the present Tell Zif.
- 2007 PCBS Census Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. p.119.
- West Bank Health care
- John Kitto (1851). The Cyclopædia of Biblical Literature. Newman & Ivison. p. 991. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
- 1 Samuel 23:19; Psalm 54.
- The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine. Eisenbrauns. p. 94. ISBN 978-1-4575-0070-1. Retrieved 6 June 2011.
- Palestine Exploration Fund. January 1886. 1886. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
- Zif Village (Fact Sheet)
- Zif Village Profile
- Zif Areal Photo
- The priorities and needs for development in Zif village based on the community and local authorities’ assessment
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