Zuph

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Zuph meaning honeycomb in Hebrew - is the Biblical name of:

  • A Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1 Sam. 1:1); called also Zophai and Ziph.
  • Land of Zuph (1 Sam. 9:5, 6), a district in which lay Samuel's city, Ramathaim-Zophim. It was probably so named after Zuph (1 Chr. 6:26). Zuph and the city of Ramathaim-Zophim are mentioned in the bible together with Mount Ephraim, suggesting that they shared a similar locality.

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  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainJewish Encyclopedia. 1901–1906.