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118 terms and definitions for "Z"


Zaanaim

"Wanderings; the unloading of tents, so called probably from the fact of nomads in tents encamping amid the cities and villages "of that region, a place in the north-west of Lake Merom, near" "Kedesh ...
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Zaanan

"Place of flocks, mentioned only in Micah 1:11. It may be" "identified with Zenan, in the plain country of Judah (Josh." 15:37). ...
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Zaanannim

Similar to Zaanaim, (Josh. 19:33) ...
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Zaavan

"Terror, one of the "dukes of Edom" (Gen. 36:27); called also" Zavan (1 Chr. 1:42). ...
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Zabad

"Gift. (1.) One of David's valiant men (1 Chr. 11:41), the" "descendant of Ahlai, of the "children of Sheshan" (2:31)." "(2.) A descendant of Tahath (7:21). "(3.) The son of Shemath. He conspired aga ...
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Zabbai

Wanderer; pure. (1.) Ezra 10:28. "(2.) The father of Baruch, who "earnestly repaired" part of the "wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:20; marg., "Zaccai")." ...
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Zabbud

"Gift, Ezra 8:14." ...
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Zabdi

"Gift of Jehovah. (1.) An ancestor of Achan (Josh. 7:1, 17, 18)." "He is probably the "Zimri" of 1 Chr. 2:6." "(2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:19). "(3.) Called "the Shiphmite," one of David's officers, w ...
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Zabdiel

"Gift of God. (1.) The father of Jashobeam, who was one of" David's officers (1 Chr. 27:2). "(2.) An overseer of the priests after the Captivity (Neh. 11:14). ...
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Zabud

"Gift, the son of Nathan, who was "king's friend" in the court of" Solomon (1 Kings 4:5). ...
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Zabulon

"(Matt. 4:13, 15; Rev. 7:8). See [676]ZEBULUN." ...
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Zaccai

"Pure, one whose "sons" returned with Zerubbabel to Jerusalem" (Ezra 2:9; Neh. 7:14). (See [677]ZABBAI.) ...
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Zacchaeus

"Pure, a superintendant of customs; a chief tax-gather" "(publicanus) at Jericho (Luke 19:1-10). "The collection of" "customs at Jericho, which at this time produced and exported a" "considerable qua ...
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Zaccur

"Mindful. (1.) Father of Shammua, who was one of the spies sent" out by Moses (Num. 13:4). "(2.) A Merarite Levite (1 Chr. 24:27). "(3.) A son of Asaph, and chief of one of the courses of singers "as ...
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Zachariah

"Remembered by the Lord. (1.) Son of Jeroboam II., king of" Israel. On the death of his father there was an interregnum of "ten years, at the end of which he succeeded to the throne, which" "he occup ...
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Zacharias

"(1.) A priest of the course of Abia, the eighth of the" twenty-four courses into which the priests had been originally divided by David (1 Chr. 23:1-19). Only four of these courses or families of th ...
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Zacher

"Memorial, a son of Jehiel (1 Chr. 8:31; 9:35); called Zechariah" (9:37). ...
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Zadok

"Righteous. (1.) A son of Ahitub, of the line of Eleazer (2 Sam." "8:17; 1 Chr. 24:3), high priest in the time of David (2 Sam." 20:25) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:4). He is first mentioned as "coming to ...
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Zair

"Little, a place probably east of the Dead Sea, where Joram" discomfited the host of Edom who had revolted from him (2 Kings 8:21). ...
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Zalmon

"Shady. (1.) One of David's warriors, called the Ahohite (2 Sam." 23:28); called also Ilai (1 Chr. 11:29). "(2.) A wood near Shechem, from which Abimelech and his party "brought boughs and "put them ...
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Zalmonah

"Shady, one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness" "(Num. 33:41, 42)." ...
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Zalmunna

"One of the two kings of Midian whom the "Lord delivered" into" the hands of Gideon. He was slain afterwards with Zebah (Judg. 8:5-21). (See [680]ZEBAH.) ...
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Zamzummims

"A race of giants; "a people great, and many, and tall, as the" "Anakims" (Deut. 2:20, 21). They were overcome by the Ammonites," "who called them Zamzummims. They belonged to the Rephaim, and" inhab ...
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Zanoah

"Marsh. (1.) A town in the low country or shephelah of Judah," near Zorah (Josh. 15:34). It was re-occupied after the return "from the Captivity (Neh. 11:30). Zanu'ah in Wady Ismail, 10" "miles west ...
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Zaphnathpaaneah

The name which Pharaoh gave to Joseph when he raised him to the rank of prime minister or grand vizier of the kingdom (Gen. "41:45). This is a pure Egyptian word, and has been variously" "explained. ...
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Zarephath

"Smelting-shop, "a workshop for the refining and smelting of" "metals", a small Phoenician town, now Surafend, about a mile" "from the coast, almost midway on the road between Tyre and" "Sidon. Here ...
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Zaretan

"When the Hebrews crossed the Jordan, as soon as the feet of the" "priests were dipped in the water, the flow of the stream was" "arrested. The point of arrest was the "city of Adam beside" "Zaretan, ...
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Zarethshahar

"The splendour of the dawn, a city "in the mount of the valley" "(Josh. 13:19). It is identified with the ruins of Zara, near the" "mouth of the Wady Zerka Main, on the eastern shore of the Dead" "Se ...
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Zarthan

"A place near Succoth, in the plain of the Jordan, "in the clay" "ground," near which Hiram cast the brazen utensils for the" temple (1 Kings 7:46); probably the same as Zartan. It is also called Zer ...
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Zatthu

"A sprout, Neh. 10:14." ...
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Zattu

"Id., one whose descendants returned from the Captivity with" Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:8; Neh. 7:13); probably the same as Zatthu. ...
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Zaza

"Plenty, a descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 2:33)." ...
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Zeal

An earnest temper; may be enlightened (Num. 25:11-13; 2 Cor. "7:11; 9:2), or ignorant and misdirected (Rom. 10:2; Phil. 3:6)." "As a Christian grace, it must be grounded on right principles" and dire ...
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Zealots

A sect of Jews which originated with Judas the Gaulonite (Acts "5:37). They refused to pay tribute to the Romans, on the ground" that this was a violation of the principle that God was the only "king ...
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Zebadiah

"Gift of Jehovah. (1.) A son of Asahel, Joab's brother (1 Chr." 27:7). "(2.) A Levite who took part as one of the teachers in the system "of national education instituted by Jehoshaphat (2 Chr. 17:7, ...
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Zebah

"Man-killer, or sacrifice, one of the two kings who led the vast" "host of the Midianites who invaded the land of Israel, and over" whom Gideon gained a great and decisive victory (Judg. 8). Zebah an ...
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Zebaim

"(Ezra 2:57; Neh. 7:59). "Pochereth of Zebaim" should be read as" "in the Revised Version, "Pochereth-hazzebaim" ("snaring the" "antelopes"), probably the name of some hunter." ...
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Zebedee

"A Galilean fisherman, the husband of Salome (q.v.), and the" "father of James and John, two of our Lord's disciples (Matt." 4:21; 27:56; Mark 15:40). He seems to have been a man of some "position in ...
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Zeboim

"Gazelles or roes. (1.) One of the "five cities of the plain" of" "Sodom, generally coupled with Admah (Gen. 10:19; 14:2; Deut." "29:23; Hos. 11:8). It had a king of its own (Shemeber), and was" ther ...
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Zebudah

"Given, the wife of Josiah and mother of Jehoiakim (2 Kings" 23:36). ...
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Zebul

"Habitation, the governor of Shechem under Abimelech (Judg. 9:28," "30, 36). He informed his master of the intention of the people" of Shechem to transfer their allegiance to the Hivite tribe of "Ham ...
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Zebulonite

"The designation of Elon, the judge who belonged to the tribe of" "Zebulun (Judg. 12:11, 12)." ...
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Zebulun

"Dwelling, the sixth and youngest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen." 30:20). Little is known of his personal history. He had three sons (46:14). ...
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Zebulun Lot of

"In Galilee, to the north of Issachar and south of Asher and" "Naphtali (Josh. 19:10-16), and between the Sea of Galilee and" the Mediterranean. According to ancient prophecy this part of Galilee enj ...
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Zebulun Tribe of

Numbered at Sinai (Num. 1:31) and before entering Canaan (26:27). It was one of the tribes which did not drive out the "Canaanites, but only made them tributary (Judg. 1:30). It took" "little interes ...
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Zechariah

"Jehovah is renowned or remembered. (1.) A prophet of Judah, the" "eleventh of the twelve minor prophets. Like Ezekiel, he was of" "priestly extraction. He describes himself (1:1) as "the son of" "Be ...
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Zedad

"Side; sloping place, a town in the north of Palestine, near" Hamath (Num. 34:8; Ezek. 47:15). It has been identified with the "ruins of Sudud, between Emesa (Hums) and Baalbec, but that is" uncertai ...
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Zedekiah

Righteousness of Jehovah. (1.) The last king of Judah. He was "the third son of Josiah, and his mother's name was Hamutal, the" "daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, and hence he was the brother of" "Jeho ...
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Zeeb

"The wolf, one of the two leaders of the great Midianite host" which invaded Israel and was utterly routed by Gideon. The "division of that host, which attempted to escape across the" "Jordan, under ...
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Zelah

"Slope; side, a town in Benjamin, where Saul and his son Jonathan" were buried (2 Sam. 21:14). It was probably Saul's birthplace. ...
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Zelek

"Cleft, an Ammonite; one of David's valiant men (2 Sam. 23:37)." ...
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Zelophehad

"First-born, of the tribe of Manasseh, and of the family of" "Gilead; died in the wilderness. Having left no sons, his" "daughters, concerned lest their father's name should be "done" "away from amon ...
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Zelotes

(Luke 6:15). See [683]SIMON; [684]ZEALOTS. ...
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Zemaraim

"(1.) A town of Benjamin (Josh. 18:22); now the ruin, rather two" "ruins, es-Sumrah, 4 miles north of Jericho." "(2.) A mount in the highlands of Ephraim, to the north of Jerusalem (2 Chr. 13:4-20). ...
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Zemarite

The designation of one of the Phoenician tribes (Gen. 10:18) who "inhabited the town of Sumra, at the western base of the Lebanon" "range. In the Amarna tablets (B.C. 1400) Zemar, or Zumur, was" "one ...
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Zemira

"Vine-dresser, a Benjamite; one of the sons of Becher (1 Chr." 7:8). ...
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Zenas

"A disciple called "the lawyer," whom Paul wished Titus to bring" with him (Titus 3:13). Nothing more is known of him. ...
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Zephaniah

"Jehovah has concealed, or Jehovah of darkness. (1.) The son of" "Cushi, and great-grandson of Hezekiah, and the ninth in the" order of the minor prophets. He prophesied in the days of "Josiah, king ...
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Zephath

"Beacon; watch-tower, a Canaanite town; called also Hormah" "(q.v.), Judg. 1:17. It has been identified with the pass of" "es-Sufah, but with greater probability with S'beita." ...
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Zephathah

"A valley in the west of Judah, near Mareshah; the scene of Asa's" conflict with Zerah the Ethiopian (2 Chr. 14:9-13). Identified with the Wady Safieh. ...
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Zerah

"Sunrise. (1.) An "Ethiopian," probably Osorkon II., the" successor of Shishak on the throne of Egypt. With an enormous "army, the largest we read of in Scripture, he invaded the" kingdom of Judah in ...
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Zered

"=Zared, luxuriance; willow bush, a brook or valley communicating" with the Dead Sea near its southern extremity (Num. 21:12; Deut. "2:14). It is called the "brook of the willows" (Isa. 15:7) and" "t ...
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Zereda

"The fortress, a city on the north of Mount Ephraim; the" birthplace of Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:26). It is probably the same "as Zaretan (Josh. 3:16), Zererath (Judg. 7:22), Zartanah (1" "Kings 4:12), o ...
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Zeredathah

A place in the plain of Jordan; the same as Zarthan (2 Chr. 4:17; 1 Kings 7:46). Here Solomon erected the foundries in which Hiram made the great castings of bronze for the temple. ...
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Zererath

"(Judg. 7:22), perhaps identical with Zereda or Zeredathah. Some" "identify it with Zahrah, a place about 3 miles west of" Beth-shean. ...
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Zeresh

"Star of Venus, the wife of Haman, whom she instigated to prepare" a gallows for Mordecai (Esther 5:10). ...
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Zeruah

"Stricken, mother of Jeroboam, the first king of the ten tribes" (1 Kings 11:26). ...
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Zerubbabel

"The seed of Babylon, the son of Salathiel or Shealtiel (Hag." "1:1; Zorobabel, Matt. 1:12); called also the son of Pedaiah (1" "Chr. 3:17-19), i.e., according to a frequent usage of the word" son; t ...
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Zeruiah

"Stricken of the Lord, David's sister, and the mother of Abishai," "Joab, and Asahel (1 Chr. 2:16), who were the three leading" "heroes of David's army, and being his nephews, they were" admitted to ...
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Zetham

"Olive planter, a Levite (1 Chr. 23:8)." ...
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Zethan

A Benjamite (1 Chr. 7:10). ...
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Zia

"Fear, a Gadite (1 Chr. 5:13)." ...
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Ziba

"Post; statue, "a servant of the house of Saul" (2 Sam. 9:2), who" "informed David that Mephibosheth, a son of Jonathan, was alive." "He afterwards dealt treacherously toward Mephibosheth, whom he" s ...
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Zibeon

Robber; or dyed. (1.) A Hivite (Gen. 36:2). "(2.) A Horite, and son of Seir (Gen. 36:20). ...
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Zibia

"Gazelle, a Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:9)." ...
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Zibiah

The mother of King Joash (2 Kings 12:1; 2 Chr. 24:1). ...
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Zichri

Remembered; illustrious. (1.) A Benjamite chief (1 Chr. 8:19). "(2.) Another of the same tribe (1 Chr. 8:23). ...
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Ziddim

"Sides, a town of Naphtali (Josh. 19:35), has been identified" "with Kefr-Hattin, the "village of the Hittites," about 5 miles" west of Tiberias. ...
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Zidkijah

"The Lord is righteous, one who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah" (Neh. 10:1). ...
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Zidon

"A fishery, a town on the Mediterranean coast, about 25 miles" "north of Tyre. It received its name from the "first-born" of" "Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:15, 19). It was the first" "home o ...
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Zif

"Brightness; splendour; i.e., "the flower month," mentioned only" "in 1 Kings 6:1, 37, as the "second month." It was called Iyar by" the later Jews. (See [685]MONTH.) ...
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Ziha

Drought. (1.) The name of a family of Nethinim (Ezra 2:43; Neh. 7:46). (2.) A ruler among the Nethinim (Neh. 11:21). ...
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Ziklag

"A town in the Negeb, or south country of Judah (Josh. 15:31), in" the possession of the Philistines when David fled to Gath from "Ziph with all his followers. Achish, the king, assigned him" Ziklag ...
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Zillah

"Shadow, one of the wives of Lamech, of the line of Cain, and" "mother of Tubal-cain (Gen. 4:19, 22)." ...
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Zilpah

"Drooping, Leah's handmaid, and the mother of Gad and Asher (Gen." 30:9-13). ...
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Zilthai

"Shadow (i.e., protection) of Jehovah. (1.) A Benjamite (1 Chr." 8:20). (2.) One of the captains of the tribe of Manasseh who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:20). ...
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Zimmah

Mischief. (1.) A Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 6:20). "(2.) Another Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 6:42). "(3.) The father of Joah (2 Chr. 29:12). ...
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Zimran

"Vine-dressers; celebrated, one of the sons of Abraham by Keturah" (Gen. 25:2). ...
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Zimri

"Praise-worthy. (1.) A son of Salu, slain by Phinehas, the son of" "Eleazar, because of his wickedness in bringing a Midianitish" woman into his tent (Num. 25:6-15). "(2.) Murdered Elah at Tirzah, an ...
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Zin

"A low palm-tree, the south-eastern corner of the desert et-Tih," "the wilderness of Paran, between the Gulf of Akabah and the head" of the Wady Guraiyeh (Num. 13:21). To be distinguished from the wi ...
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Zina

"Ornament, one of the sons of Shimei (1 Chr. 23:10)." ...
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Zion

"Sunny; height, one of the eminences on which Jerusalem was" "built. It was surrounded on all sides, except the north, by deep" "valleys, that of the Tyropoeon (q.v.) separating it from Moriah" "(q.v ...
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Zior

"Littleness, a city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:54); the" "modern Si'air, 4 1/2 miles north-north-east of Hebron." ...
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Ziph

Flowing. (1.) A son of Jehaleleel (1 Chr. 4:16). "(2.) A city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:24), probably at the pass of Sufah. "(3.) A city in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:55), identified "wit ...
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Ziphah

A descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 4:16). ...
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Ziphron

"Sweet odour, a city on the northern border of Palestine (Num." "34:9), south-east of Hamath." ...
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Zippor

"A little bird, the father of Balak, king of Moab (Num. 22:2, 4)." ...
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Zipporah

"A female bird. Reuel's daughter, who became the wife of Moses" "(Ex. 2:21). In consequence of the event recorded in Ex. 4:24-26," "she and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, when so far on the" "way ...
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Zithri

"The Lord protects, a Levite, son of Uzziel (Ex. 6:22)." ...
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Ziz

"Projecting; a flower, a cleft or pass, probably that near" "En-gedi, which leads up from the Dead Sea (2 Chr. 20:16) in the" direction of Tekoa; now Tell Hasasah. ...
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Ziza

Splendour; abundance. (1.) A Simeonite prince (1 Chr. 4:37-43). "(2.) A son of Rehoboam (2 Chr. 11:20). ...
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Zizah

A Gershonite Levite (1 Chr. 23:11). ...
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Zoan

"(Old Egypt. Sant= "stronghold," the modern San). A city on the" "Tanitic branch of the Nile, called by the Greeks Tanis. It was" built seven years after Hebron in Palestine (Num. 13:22). This "great ...
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Zoar

"Small, a town on the east or south-east of the Dead Sea, to" "which Lot and his daughters fled from Sodom (Gen. 19:22, 23). It" "was originally called Bela (14:2, 8). It is referred to by the" proph ...
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Zobah

"=Aram-Zobah, (Ps. 60, title), a Syrian province or kingdom to" "the south of Coele-Syria, and extending from the eastern slopes" of Lebanon north and east toward the Euphrates. Saul and David had wa ...
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Zohar

Brightness. (1.) The father of Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:8). "(2.) One of the sons of Simeon (Gen. 46:10; Ex. 6:15). ...
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Zoheleth

"The serpent-stone, a rocky plateau near the centre of the" "village of Siloam, and near the fountain of En-rogel, to which" the women of the village resort for water (1 Kings 1:5-9). Here Adonijah ( ...
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Zoheth

"Snatching (?), one of the sons of Ishi (1 Chr. 4:20)." ...
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Zophah

"Spreading out, a son of Helem (1 Chr. 7:35), a chief of Asher." ...
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Zophar

"Chirping, one of Job's friends who came to condole with him in" "his distress (Job 2:11. The LXX. render here "king of the" "Mineans" = Ma'in, Maonites, Judg. 10:12, in Southern Arabia). He" "is cal ...
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Zophim Field of

"Field of watchers, a place in Moab on the range of Pisgah (Num." "23:14). To this place Balak brought Balaam, that he might from" thence curse the children of Israel. Balaam could only speak the "wo ...
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Zorah

"Place of wasps, a town in the low country of Judah, afterwards" "given to Dan (Josh. 19:41; Judg. 18:2), probably the same as" "Zoreah (Josh. 15:33). This was Samson's birthplace (Judg. 13:2," "25), ...
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Zuph

"Honeycomb, a Kohathite Levite, ancestor of Elkanah and Samuel (1" Sam. 1:1); called also Zophai (1 Chr. 6:26). ...
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Zuph Land of

"(1 Sam. 9:5, 6), a district in which lay Samuel's city, Ramah." "It was probably so named after Elkanah's son, Zuph (1 Chr. 6:26," marg.). ...
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Zur

Rock. (1.) One of the five Midianite kings whom the Israelites defeated and put to death (Num. 31:8). "(2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:30). ...
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Zuriel

"Rock of God, chief of the family of the Merarites (Num. 3:35) at" the time of the Exodus. ...
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Zurishaddai

"Rock of the Almighty, the father of Shelumiel, who was chief of" the tribe of Simeon when Israel was encamped at Sinai (Num. 1:6; 2:12). ...
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Zuzims

"Restless; sprouting, were smitten "in Ham" by Chedorlaomer and" his allies (Gen. 14:5). Some have identified this tribe with the Zamzummims (q.v.). " ...
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