Zephaniah to Zuzims
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Zephaniah
Jah has secreted, Jehovah has treasured
Strong's #H6846

At least four Old Testament people are named Zephaniah in the KJV Bible. The most well-known of these was one of the Minor Prophets who gave prophecies concerning God's indignation as well as Israel's repentance and salvation.

References
2Kings 25:18, 1Chronicles 6:36, Jeremiah 21:1, 29:25, 29:29, 37:3, 52:24, Zephaniah 1:1, Zechariah 6:10, 14

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Zephath
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Zered
Be exuberant in growth, osier brook
Strong's #H2218

Zered was the name of a river that emptied into the southern end of the Dead Sea.

References
Deuteronomy 2:13 - 14

Zerubbabel
Sown in (descended from) Babylon
Strong's #H2216

Zerubbabel led emancipated Jews, living in Babylon, to Jerusalem. As the governor of Judah he directed the rebuilding of Jerusalem's altar and temple.

References
1Chronicles 3:19, Ezra 2:2, 3:2, 8, 4:2 - 3, 5:2, Nehemiah 7:7, 12:1, 47, Hagai 1:1 - 14, 2:2 - 23, Zechariah 4:6 - 10

Ziddim
The declivities, sides
Strong's #H6661

Ziddim was a city given to the tribe of Naphtali as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 19:35

Zidon
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Ziklag
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Zilpah
A trickling
Strong's #H2153

Zilpah was the handmaid of Leah who was one of Jacob's wives. When Leah thought she could have no more children she gave Zilpah to Jacob (Genesis 30). Zilpah gave birth to two sons of Jacob (Israel) named Gad and Asher.

References
Genesis 29:24, 30:9 - 12, 35:26, 37:2, 46:18

Zin
Flat, to prick, a crag
Strong's #H6790

Zin was the name of a wilderness area that stretched from Kadeshbarnea to the Dead Sea. The Israelites in the wilderness passed through Zin on their way to Canaan. See map of where Zin was located.

References
Numbers 13:21, 20:1, 27:14, 33:36, 34:3 - 4, Deuteronomy 32:51, Joshua 15:1, 3

Zion
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Zior
Small, smallness
Strong's #H6730

Zior was a village given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:54

Ziph
Battlement, flowing
Strong's #H2128

The two Ziph's in the Bible are both from the tribe of Judah, with one of them being a descendant of Caleb. Ziph is also the name of a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land.

References
Joshua 15:24, 55, 1Samuel 23:14 - 15, 24, 26:2, 1Chronicles 2:42, 4:16, 2Chronicles 11:8

Ziphron
Be fragrant, fragrance
Strong's #H2202

Ziphron was one of the northern borders of the Promised Land God gave to Israel.

References
Numbers 34:9

Zipporah
Bird
Strong's #H6855

Zipporah, the daughter of a Midianite priest, was Moses' wife.

References
Exodus 2:21, 4:25, 18:2

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Ziz
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Zoan
Place of departure
Strong's #H6814

Zoan was a city located in Egypt. See our map of where Zoan was located!

References
Numbers 13:22, Psalm 78:12, 43, Isaiah 19:11, 13, 30:4, Ezekiel 30:14

Zoar
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Zobah
Station
Strong's #H6678

References
1Samuel 14:47, 2Samuel 8:3 - 12, 23:36, 1Kings 11:23 - 24, 1Chronicles 18:3 - 9, 19:6

Zophar
Sparrow, departing
Strong's #H6691

Zophar the Naamathite was one of Job's three friends who criticized him after several calamities came upon him caused by Satan the devil.

References
Job 2:11, 11:1, 20:1, 42:9

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Zorah (Zoreah)
Hornet
Strong's #H6881

Zorah, spelled Zoreah in Joshua 15:33, was a city given to the tribe of Judah as an inheritance in the Promised Land. Zorah was the home of Manoah, the father of mighty man Samson.

References
Joshua 15:33, 19:41, Judges 13:2, 25, 16:31, 18:2, 8, 11, 2Chronicles 11:10

Zuzims
Prominent, roving creatures
Strong's #H2104

Chedorlaomer and his allies carried out the first war recorded in the Bible. In his first series of battles he conquered a people named the Zuzims located in Ham.

References
Genesis 14:5

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