Abiezer (warrior)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Abiezer of Anathoth
Abiezer of Anathoth (אֲבִיעֶזֶר‎, avi'ezer). A descendant of Benjamin who was one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:27; 1 Chr 11:28; 27:12).
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 (warrior)
2. One of David’s mighty men, “the Anathothite” (2 S. 23:27; 1 Ch. 11:28), who was also one of David’s month-by-month captains, his month being the ninth (1 Ch. 27:12).See IP, pp. 16, 18, 70, 154.W. J. Beecher
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.)