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(rihz' puh) Personal name meaning, “glowing coals” or “bread heated over coals or ashes.” Saul's concubine whom Abner took as wife in what amounted to a claim to the throne (2 Samuel 3:7; compare 1 Kings 2:22 ). Rizpah is best known for her faithful vigil over the bodies of her executed sons (2 Samuel 20:10-14 ) until David commanded their burial.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Rizpah'. Holman Bible Dictionary.​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​r/rizpah.html. 1991.