Sha'pher (Heb. She'pher, שֶׁפֶר, brightness, as in Ge 49:21; always occurring "in pause" Sha'pher, שָׁפֶר; Sept. Σαφάρ v.r. Σαρσαφάρ), the name of a mountain at which the Israelites encamped during their sentence of extermination in the desert; situated between Kehelathah and Haradah (Nu 33:23-24). Hitzig (Philist. p. 172) regards it as identical with Mount Halak (Jos 11:16); but the latter appears to have lain farther northeast. It is, perhaps, the present Araif en-Nakah, about in the middle of the upper portion of the plateau Et-Tih. SEE EXODE. For a different identification, SEE WANDERINGS IN THE WILDERNESS.