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Tophel

Tophel [N] [S]

lime, a place in the wilderness of Sinai ( Deuteronomy 1:1 ), now identified with Tafyleh or Tufileh, on the west side of the Edomitish mountains.

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Tophel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Tophel [N] [E]

(mortar ), ( 1:1 ) has been identified with Tufileh on a wady of the same name running north of Bozra toward the southeast corner of the Dead Sea.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Tophel'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

TOPHEL

to'-fel (tophel; Tophol):

This name is found in a passage with many difficulties (Deuteronomy 1:1). The verse ostensibly makes clearer the position occupied by the camp of Israel where Moses addressed the people, by reference to certain other places which might be presumed to be better known. Not one of them, however, has been satisfactorily identified. Some think Tophel may be represented by the modern et-tafeleh, 15 miles Southeast of the Dead Sea, on the caravan road from Petra to Kerak. Apart from the question of position, the change of "t" to "T" is not easily explained. Meantime we must suspend judgment.

W. Ewing


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'TOPHEL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.