Shup'pim (Heb. Shuppim', שֻׁפַּ, or [1Ch 7:15] שֻׁפַּי ם, prob. serpents [Gesen.], or a contraction for Shephupham; Sept. Σαπφίν, v.r. Σαφείμ, Μαμφείν, etc.), the name of two persons.
1. In 1Ch 7:12, "Shuppim and Huppim, the children of Ir," are reckoned among the posterity of Benjamin. B.C. 1856. Ir is, by some, thought to be the same as the son of Bela the son, of Benjamin, and in that case Shuppim would be the great-grandson of Benjamin. In Nu 26:39 he and his brother are called Shupham and Hupham, while in 1Ch 8:5 they appear as Shephuphan and Huram, sons of Bela, and in Ge 46:21 as Muppim and Huppim, sons of Benjamin. To avoid the difficulty of supposing that Benjamin had a great-grandson at the time he went down to Egypt, lord A. Hervey conjectures that Shuppim, or Shephuphan, was a son of Benjamin, whose family was reckoned with that of Ir, or Iri. But this is arbitrary and unnecessary, as the date is that of Jacob's death. As he is elsewhere (1Ch 5:15) similarly mentioned as the brother of Huphan or Huppim, who was a son of Becher and grandson of Benjamin, he must have been such likewise. SEE BENJAMIN; SEE JACOB.
2. A Levite of the family either of Kohath or Merari who, together with Hosah, had charge of the Temple gate Shallecheth, in accordance with an arrangement originally instituted by David (1Ch 26:16). B.C. 1013.