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(suf' uh) Apparently a place name perhaps meaning, “toward the reeds.” The Hebrew text of Numbers 21:14 has no verb and has been translated and emended in many ways to achieve one. Compare translations. KJV created, “Yam-Suph,” or “Red Sea.” Others find a compound place name, “Waheb in Suphah,” indicating two locations in Moab.

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Suphah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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