Abiezer, Descendant of Manasseh
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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).
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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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Abiezer (descendant of Manasseh)
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
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The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Abiezer [Ay-bih-ee-zuhr](Hebrew origin: Father of help)(Joshua 17:2). Unspecified date. Abiezer, a descendant of Manasseh, was the ancestor of the clan of the Jeezerites to whom land was assigned, during the days of Joshua. The clan fought with Gideon against the Midianites (Judges 6:34). Abiezer was