Hu'pham (Heb. Chiupham', חוּפָם, according to Gesenius perh. coast-man, according to Furst screened; Sept. omits, but some eds. have Ο᾿φαμ; Vulg. Hupham), a person apparently mentioned as one of the sons of Benjamin (Nu 26:39); elsewhere less correctly called HUPPIM (Ge 46:24). His descendants are called HUPHIMITES (Hebrew Chuphanzi', חוּפָמַי, Sept. omits, but some eds. Ο᾿φαμί,Vulg. Huphamitce, Nu 26:39). B.C. 1856. The name Huppim being in the plural (Heb. Chuppim', חֻפַּים, coverings; Sept. omits in Ge 46:21, but some copies have ᾿Θφμίν or Ο᾿φιμίμ; as a son of Bela; Vulg. Ophim.), suggests the possibility that it is a contraction for Huphamites. SEE SHUPPIM. The only other passages where it occurs are 1Ch 7:12 (Sept. Α᾿φείμ, Vulg. Hapham) and 15 (Sept. Α᾿φφείμ, Vulg. Happhim), in both which it has the same fraternity with Shuppim, and in the latter mention is made of a sister Maachah as married to Machir, the son of Manasseh by a concubine, while in the former Huppim and Shuppim are expressly called the sons of Ir, apparently a son of Benjamin additional to the three mentioned in ver. 6, but probably not the Iri mentioned in ver. 7. Hence results the probability that Hupham, whose descendants are thus spoken of, was a grandson of Benjamin, and consequently a son of one of his five sons expressly named in order in 1Ch 8:1-2, but whether of the fourth or fifth is uncertain. SEE BENJAMIN.

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