Boyd’s Bible Dictionary:

(that flows). (1) An unidentified place in South Judah (Josh. 15:24). (2) A town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:55). It was in the wilderness, or wastes, of Ziph that David hid himself when pursued by Saul (1 Sam. 23:14-15,24; 26:2). (3) Son of Jehaleleel, of Judah (1 Chron. 4:16).

Concise Bible Dictionary:

1. City in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:24). Not identified.
2. City in the highlands of Judah: with its “wilderness” it was connected with some of the stirring events in the life of David (Josh. 15:55; 1 Sam. 23:14-15,24; 1 Sam. 26:2; 2 Chron. 11:8). Identified with the ruins of Tel ez Zif, 31° 29' N, 35° 7' E.
3. Son of Mesha, a son of Caleb (1 Chron. 2:42).
4. Son of Jehaleleel, of the tribe of Judah (1 Chron. 4:16).

Strong’s Dictionary of Hebrew Words:

from the same as 2203; flowing; Ziph, the name of a place in Palestine; also of an Israelite
KJV Usage:

Jackson’s Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names:


Potts’ Bible Proper Names:

Mutual pledge; flowing:― name of two places in Palestine, and of an Israelite [ZIPHAH], Josh. 15:24. {Pignus mutuum}