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Strong's #4709 - מִצְפָּה

Transliteration
Mitspâh
Phonetics
mits-paw'
Root Word (Etymology)
from (H4708)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name Feminine
TWOT
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Definition   
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Mizpah = “watchtower”

1) a place in Gilead north of Jabbok and location of Laban’s cairn

2) a place in Gilead south of Jabbok; site unknown

3) a place near Mount Hermon

4) an old sacred place in Benjamin

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (32)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 5
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 9
Hosea 1
NAS (39)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 7
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 14
Hosea 1
HCS (40)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 8
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 14
Hosea 1
BSB (36)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 8
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 10
Hosea 1
ESV (32)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 5
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 9
Hosea 1
WEB (32)
Genesis 1
Joshua 1
Judges 8
1 Samuel 5
1 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Chronicles 1
Nehemiah 3
Jeremiah 9
Hosea 1
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 מִצְמָּה38 proper name, of a location (properly outlook-point or #NAME?; with article (exceptHos Joshua 5:1)); —

1 in Gilead, explanation as name given to Laban's cairn, north of Jabbok Genesis 31:49 (on text see Ball Holz; ᵐ5 ἡ ὅρασις).

2 probably south of Jabbok, Judges 10:17 (ἡ σκοπιά), Judges 11:11,34 (Μασσηφα; so ᵐ5 L Judges 10:17), Hosea 5:1 (ἡ σκοπιά); apparently = II. מִצְמֶּה

3, Buhl Geogr. 262 (מֶּה-, מָּה-, seem to interchange); site unknown; see conjectures in Buhl l.c., compare GASm Geogr. 586.

3. near Hermon, ׳אֶרֶץ הַמּ Joshua 11:3, Μασευμαν, Μασσηφα(θ), = בִּקְעַתמִֿצְמֶּה Joshua 11:8, Μασσωχ, Μασσηφα; see Buhl Geogr. 240.

4 old sacred place in Benjamin, Μασσηφα, etc.; — ׳הַמּ Judges 20:1 +, הַמִּצְמָּ֫תָה 1 Samuel 7:5 +; — Judges 20:1,3; Judges 21:1,5,8; 1 Samuel 7:5 7t. 1 Samuel 7; 1 Samuel 10; 1 Kings 15:22 2 Chronicles 16:6; 2 Kings 25:23,25; Jeremiah 40:10 12t. 40,41; Nehemiah 3:7,15,19; = הַמִּצְמֶּה Joshua 18:26; — modern Nabî Samwîl, 5 miles northwest of Jerusalem, see Buhl Geogr. 167f..


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Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

מִצְפָּה (“watch-tower,” “lofty place”), [Mizpah], pr.n.

(1) of a town of Gilead, Judges 10:17, 11:11, 34 Judges 11:34; Hosea 5:1 more fully, Judges 11:29, מִצְפֵּה־גִלְעָד. As to the origin of this place, see Genesis 31:49.

(2) of a town of the Benjamites, where the people were accustomed to assemble, Judges 21:1; 1 Samuel 7:5. It was afterwards fortified by Asa, to guard the frontiers against the kingdom of Israel (1 Kings 15:22; 2 Chronicles 16:6); and at length it was made the seat of the Chaldean governor, Jeremiah 40:6 comp. Nehemiah 3:7, 19. The same place is once written מִצְפֶּה (Joshua 18:26).


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List of Word Forms
בַּמִּצְפָּ֔ה בַּמִּצְפָּ֖ה בַּמִּצְפָּ֗ה בַּמִּצְפָּ֜ה בַּמִּצְפָּֽה׃ במצפה במצפה׃ הַ֠מִּצְפָּתָה הַמִּצְפָּ֑ה הַמִּצְפָּ֑תָה הַמִּצְפָּ֔ה הַמִּצְפָּ֔תָה הַמִּצְפָּ֖ה הַמִּצְפָּ֛ה הַמִּצְפָּֽה׃ הַמִּצְפָּה֒ הַמִּצְפָּה֙ הַמִּצְפָּה֮ המצפה המצפה׃ המצפתה וְהַמִּצְפָּ֑ה וְהַמִּצְפָּה֙ והמצפה לְמִצְפָּ֔ה למצפה bam·miṣ·pāh bammiṣpāh bammitzPah ham·miṣ·pā·ṯāh ham·miṣ·pāh hammiṣpāh hammiṣpāṯāh hammitzPah hammitzPatah lə·miṣ·pāh ləmiṣpāh lemitzPah vehammitzPah wə·ham·miṣ·pāh wəhammiṣpāh
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