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  • 1. A Levite, and one of the ancestors of the prophet Samuel (I Sam. i. 1); in the parallel passage, I Chron. vi. 11 (A. V. 26), he is called Zophai.
  • 2. A country, perhaps so called because it was inhabited by the family of Zuph (I Sam. ix. 5). It seems to have been connected with Ramathaim-zophim (I Sam. i. 1), since both places are mentioned together with Mount Ephraim (comp. ib. ix. 4-5).
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