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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #8227 - שָׁפָן
1) rock badger, coney, the hyrax (noun masculine)
2) secretary or scribe of king Josiah of Judah (noun proper masculine)
3) father of Ahikam in the time of king Josiah of Judah (noun proper masculine)
3a) improbably the same as 2
4) father of Elasah in the time of the prophet Jeremiah (noun proper masculine)
4a) perhaps the same as 3
5) a scribe and father of Gemariah (noun proper masculine)
5a) perhaps the same as 2
6) father of Jaazaniah in the time of Ezekiel (noun proper masculine)
6a) perhaps the same as 2
Jeff Brenner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
(1) a quadruped (which chews the cud like a hare), Levit. 11:5 Deuteronomy 14:7 which lives gregariously on rocks, and is remarked for its cunning, Psalms 104:18; Proverbs 30:26. The Rabbins render it coney; more correctly the LXX. in three places, χοιρογρύλλιος, i.e. mus jaculus Linn., Arab. يربوع, Jerboa, an animal of the size of the coney, with a head resembling that of a hog, with long hind legs fitted for leaping; it inhabits burrows dug in the mud, and is remarkably cunning. It is either so called from its burrows in which it hides itself, or from its cunning. See Bochart, Hieroz. i. p. 1001, seqq. Oedmann, Verm. Sammlungen, iv. p. 48.
(2) [Shaphan], pr.n.
(a) a scribe of Josiah, 2 Kings 22:3, 12 2 Kings 22:12; Jeremiah 36:10, compare Ezekiel 8:11.
(b) 2 Kings 22:12, 25:22 Jeremiah 26:24, 39:14.
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12