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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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 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
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