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Abiezer (descendant of Manasseh)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abiezer, Descendant of Manasseh
Abiezer, Descendant of Manasseh (אֲבִיעֶזֶר‎, avi'ezer). A Manassite whose descendants received land west of the Jordan (Josh 17:2; 1 Chr 7:18). Gideon the judge belonged to the clan whose name derived from Abiezer (e.g., Judg 6:11, 34).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Abiezer (Person)
ABIEZER (PERSON) [Heb ʾăbı̂ʿezer (אֲבִיעֶזֶר)]. ABIEZRITE. Var. IEZER; IEZERITE. The name of two individuals in the Hebrew Bible. Although Abiezer may mean “father of help,” or “my father is help,” ʾab (father) is here a relational noun used as a theophoric (or divine name) element and the subject of
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Abiezer. 1. Descendant of Manasseh (Jos 17:1, 2). Although Abiezer’s father is not named, Abiezer is listed with the descendants of his mother’s brother, Gilead (1 Chr 7:18). In Numbers 26:30 Abiezer’s name is shortened to Iezer (kjv Jeezer) and the family is called Iezerites (kjv Jeezerites). Abiezer’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiezer (descendant of Manasseh)
1. Also IEZER ī-ēʹzər [Heb. ’î‘ezer], IEZERITE ī-ēʹzə-rīt [Heb. ’î‘ezrî] (Nu. 26:30); AV, NEB, JEEZER; JEEZERITE. A descendant of Joseph the son of Jacob, and head of one of the families of Manasseh that settled W of the Jordan (Nu. 26:30; Josh. 17:1–6; 1 Ch. 7:14–19). As he was great-uncle to
Abiezer ab-i-ēʹzər [Heb. aḇî‘ezer—‘father of help’ or ‘my father is help’]; ABIEZRITE ab-i-ezʹrīt [Heb. aḇîhā‘ezrî].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ABIEZER1. Descendant of Manasseh (Jos 17:1–2). Although Abiezer’s father is not named, Abiezer is listed with the descendants of his mother’s brother, Gilead (1 Chr 7:18). In Numbers 26:30, Abiezer’s name is shortened to Iezer (kjv “Jeezer”), and the family is called Iezerites (kjv “Jeezerites”). Abiezer’s
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Abiezer (ay´bi-ee´zuhr; Heb., “my father is help”).1 A son of Manasseh who received an inheritance in Canaan (Josh. 17:2); his descendants were the Abiezerites, to which Gideon belonged (Judg. 6:11). The name also occurs as Iezer (Num. 26:30).2 A Benjaminite from Anathoth; one of the group of David’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ABIEZER, ABIEZERITES1. Founder of a family to which the judge Gideon belonged, called Jeezer or Iezer in (Num 26:30) (see KJV and RSV). The term Abiezerites identifies the descendants of Abiezer (Jdg 6:11, 24; 8:32).2. A family descendant from Manasseh to which land in Canaan was given (Josh 17:2;
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ABIEZER (Heb. ’aḇî‘ezer, ‘my father is help’). 1. A clan of Manasseh (Jos. 17:2) of which Gideon was a member (Jdg. 6:11). In Gideon’s time the clan was centered on Ophrah (Jdg. 6:11, 24), probably to be identified with al-Tayibeh N of Beth-shean. A district of Abiezer is mentioned in the Samaria Ostraca
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Abiezer (Heb. ʾăḇɩ̂ʿezer) (also IEZER)1. A descendant of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:18). At Num. 26:30 an abbreviated form of his name occurs (Iezer). The Abiezrites were given a district in the tribal territory of Manasseh W of the Jordan (Josh. 17:2) which included the city of Ophrah. Gideon was an Abiezrite
Catholic Bible Dictionary
ABIEZER (Hebrew, “my father is help”)1. A descendant of Manasseh, as noted in the genealogies of 1 Chr 7:18, Josh 17:2, and Num 26:30. Gideon was a member of the family of Abiezer (Judg 6:11–12; 8:2, 32). In various translations, he is also known also as Iezer and Jeezer.2. A member of the army of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Abi-e´zer (father of help, helpful).1. Eldest son of Gilead, and descendant of Manasseh. Josh. 17:2; 1 Chron. 7:18. (b.c. 1450.) He was the ancestor of the great judge Gideon. [Gideon.]2. One of David’s mighty men. 2 Sam. 23:27; 1 Chron. 11:28; 27:12. (b.c. 1014.)
See also
Hammolecheth Mother
Mahlah Brother
Ishhod Brother
Gilead Uncle
Hepher Cousin
Helek Cousin
Iezer Cousin