|ZOPHIM, THE FIELD OF |
zo'-fim, (sedheh tsophim; eis agrou skopian):
The place on the top of Pisgah to which Balak took Balaam, whence only a part of the host of Israel could be seen (Numbers 23:14). Perhaps we should simply translate "field of watchers." Conder draws attention to the name Tal`at es-Sufa attached to an ascent leading up to the ridge of Neba from the North Here possibly is a survival of the old name. For Ramathaim-zophim see RAMAH.
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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ZOPHIM, THE FIELD OF'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/isb/view.cgi?number=T9435>. 1915.