Joshua 15:24
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Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,

King James Bible
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,

American Standard Version
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Ziph and Telem and Baloth,

English Revised Version
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth;

Webster's Bible Translation
Ziph, and Telem, and Bealoth,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When Achzah had become his wife ("as she came," i.e., on her coming to Othniel, to live with him as wife), she urged him to ask her father for a field. "A field:" in Judges 1:14 we find "the field," as the writer had the particular field in his mind. This was not "the field belonging to the town of Debir" (Knobel), for Othniel had no need to ask for this, as it naturally went with the town, but a piece of land that could be cultivated, or, as is shown in what follows, one that was not deficient in springs of water. What Othniel did is not stated, but only what Achzah did to attain her end, possibly because her husband could not make up his mind to present the request to her father. She sprang from the ass upon which she had ridden when her father brought her to Othniel. צנח, which only occurs again in Judges 4:21, and in the parallel passage, Judges 1:14, is hardly connected with צנע, to be lowly or humble (Ges.); the primary meaning is rather that suggested by Frst, to force one's self, to press away, or further; and hence in this case the meaning is, to spring down quickly from the animal she had ridden, like נפל in Genesis 24:64. Alighting from an animal was a special sign of reverence, from which Caleb inferred that his daughter had some particular request to make of him, and therefore asked her what she wanted: "What is to thee?" or, "What wilt thou?" She then asked him for a blessing (as in 2 Kings 5:15); "for," she added, "thou hast given me into barren land." הנּגב ארץ (rendered a south land) is accus. loci; so that negeb is not to be taken as a proper name, signifying the southernmost district of Canaan (as in Joshua 15:21, etc.), but as an appellative, "the dry or arid land," as in Psalm 126:4. "Give me springs of water," i.e., a piece of land with springs of water in it. Caleb then gave her the "upper springs and lower springs:" this was the name given to a tract of land in which there were springs on both the higher and lower ground. It must have been somewhere in the neighbourhood of Debir, though, like the town itself, it has not yet been found.

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Ziph Eusebius and Jerome say, that Ziph was a village in their time eight miles east from Hebron.

1 Samuel 23:14,19,24 And David stayed in the wilderness in strong holds, and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul sought him every day...

Psalm 54:1 Save me, O God, by your name, and judge me by your strength.


1 Samuel 15:4 And Saul gathered the people together, and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand footmen, and ten thousand men of Judah.

Cross References
Joshua 15:23
Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,

Joshua 15:25
Hazor-hadattah, Kerioth-hezron (that is, Hazor),

1 Samuel 15:4
So Saul summoned the people and numbered them in Telaim, two hundred thousand men on foot, and ten thousand men of Judah.

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