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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Tsippor', צַפּוֹר [briefly צַפֹּר, Numbers 22:10; Numbers 23:18], sparrow [comp. Zipporah]; Sept. Σεπφώρ ; Vulg. Sephor), father of Balak, king of Moab, who is always designated by this patronymic title (22, 2, 4, 10, 16; 23:18; Joshua 24:9 Judges 11:25). B.C. ante 1618. He is possibly the king referred to in Numbers 21:26. (See BALAK); (See MOAB).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zippor'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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