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Mizpah

Mizpah designating a ring, locket, or other piece of jewellery, given as an expression or token of association or remembrance, originally and especially one with ‘Mizpah’ inscribed on it. The allusion is biblical; in Genesis 31:49 Jacob and Laban give this name to a place as a sign that God should keep watch between them (‘The Lord watch between me and thee’).

Mizpah comes from Hebrew Miṣpah watchtower, used as the name of several places in ancient Palestine.

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Mizpah

Mizpah or Mizpeh (both: mĬz´pə), in the Bible. 1 See Galeed. 2 Unidentified place, E of the Jordon River, identical with Ramath-Mizpeh. 3 Place, on the boundary between Israel and Judah, a religious center with a sanctuary in the time of Judges. 4 Town at the foot of Mt. Hermon. 5 Town in the lowland of Judah. 6 Home of Jephthah. 7 David's refuge in Moab.

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