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Aiah (father of Rizpah)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Aiah, Father of Rizpah
Aiah, Father of Rizpah (אַיָּה‎, ayyah). The father of one Saul’s concubines (2 Sam 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aiah (Person)
AIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʾayyâ (אַיָּה)]. The name means “hawk” or “falcon” (Lev 11:14; Deut 14:13; Job 28:7), and Hicks (IDB 1: 73) suggests it was a nickname. According to Westermann (Genesis 12–36 BK, 567), the presence of animal names in genealogies (e.g., Genesis 36) suggests that the list developed
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aiah
Aiah. 1. Zibeon’s son, a Horite descended from Seir. Aiah is listed in Esau’s genealogies (Gn 36:24, kjv Ajah; 1 Chr 1:35–40).2. Father (or mother?) of Saul’s concubine Rizpah (2 Sm 3:7; 21:8–11).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Aiah (father of Rizpah)
2. Father of Rizpah, a concubine of Saul, about whom Ishbosheth falsely accused Abner (2 S. 3:7), and whose sons were hanged to appease the Gibeonites, whom Saul had wronged (2 S. 21:8–11).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aiah
AIAH1. Zibeon’s son, a Horite descended from Seir. Aiah is listed in Esau’s genealogies (Gn 36:24; 1 Chr 1:35–40).2. Father (or mother?) of Saul’s concubine Rizpah (2 Sm 3:7; 21:8–11).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Aiah
Aiah (ay´yuh).1 One of the sons of Zibeon, a Horite in Edomite territory (Gen. 36:24; 1 Chron. 1:40).2 The father of Rizpah, one of Saul’s concubines. His two sons were given to the Gibeonites as compensation for the bloodguilt Saul had incurred through his dealings with them (2 Sam. 3:7; 21:1–11).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aiah
AIAH1. Son of Zibeon, brother of Anah, a Horite (Gen 36:24 [Ajah]; 1 Chr 1:40).2. The father of Saul’s concubine Rizpah (2 Sam 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Aiah
Aiah (Heb. ʾayyâ)1. The son of Zibeon and brother of Anah; one of the chiefs of the Horites (Gen. 36:24; 1 Chr. 1:40).2. The father of Rizpah, Saul’s concubine (2 Sam. 3:7). His two sons were given to the Gibeonites to compensate for Saul’s evil dealings with them (2 Sam. 21:8–11).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
A-iah
A-i´ah (clamor).1. Son of Zibeon, a descendant of Seir and ancestor of one of the wives of Esau, 1 Chron. 1:40, called in Gen. 36:24 Ajah. He probably died before his father, as the succession fell to his brother Anah.2. Father of Rizpah, the concubine of Saul. 2 Sam. 3:7; 21:8, 10, 11. (b.c. before
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Aiah
AI´AH (ā-īʹāh; “a cry,” often “hawk”).1. The first named of the two sons of Zibeon the Horite (Gen. 36:24; 1 Chron. 1:40), or rather Hivite (Gen. 36:2).2. The father of Rizpah, Saul’s concubine (2 Sam. 3:7; 21:8, 10–11), about 1053 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Aiah
AIAH [a EYE ah] (falcon) — the father of Rizpah, a concubine of King Saul (2 Sam. 3:7). Two of his grandsons were hanged by King David to appease the Gibeonites (2 Sam. 21:8, 10–11).
See also
Relatives
Saul Son-In-Law
Rizpah Daughter
Mephibosheth Grandson
Armoni Grandson