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Asher (patriarch)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asher, Territory of
Asher, Son of Jacob (אשׁר‎, 'shr). Ancestor of the Israelite tribe of Asher.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Asher (Person)
ASHER (PERSON) [Heb ʾāšēr (אָשֵׁר)]. ASHERITE. The eponymous ancestor of the Israelite tribe of Asher, reported to have been the 8th-born son of Israel’s eponymous ancestor Jacob. The name means “happy one,” “righteous one.” It may also be the name of a god, the male form of the goddess Asherah (IPN,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Asher (Person)
Asher (Person). Jacob’s son born to Leah’s maid Zilpah (Gn 30:12, 13). The name Asher, probably meaning “happy,” was given to the child by Leah in her delight at his birth. Asher had four sons, Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah, and a daughter, Serah (Gn 46:17; 1 Chr 7:30). Some have speculated that the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asher
Asher ashʹər [Heb. ’āšēr—probably derived from the West Semitic goddess Asherah; Gk. Asēr]; AV NT ASER.
Territory of Asher
Greco-Roman TimesThe archeological evidence, including major structural remains and a rich assortment of artifacts, supports the impression of a large and flourishing community in Greco-Roman times. The historical sources, including especially the Apocrypha, the NT, and Josephus, provide important information
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Asher (Person)
ASHER (Person) Jacob’s son born to Leah’s maid Zilpah (Gn 30:12–13). The name Asher, probably meaning “happy,” was given to the child by Leah in her delight at his birth. Asher had four sons, Imnah, Ishvah, Ishvi, and Beriah, and a daughter, Serah (Gn 46:17; 1 Chr 7:30). Some have speculated that the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Asher
ASHER. Personal history. Asher was the eighth son of Jacob and the second by Zilpah, Leah’s maid (Gen 30:12–13; 35:26), Jacob’s blessing on Asher is found in Gen 49:20. He had four sons and a daughter (Gen 46:17; 1 Chr 7:30).The tribe. Descendants from Asher at the time of the Exodus numbered 41, 500
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Asher
ASHER (Heb. ’āšēr, ‘happy, blessed’). 1. Jacob’s eighth son, his second by Leah’s maid Zilpah (Gn. 30:13; 35:26). Asher himself fathered four sons and a daughter (Gn. 46:17; Nu. 26:46; with descendants, 1 Ch. 7:30–40). His descendants’ prosperity was foreshadowed in Jacob’s last blessing (Gn. 49:20).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Asher
Asher (Heb. ʾāšēr)1. A god, the male counterpart of Asherah, or a variant of Ashar, a divine name element that occurs in Old Akkadian and Amorite names.2. The eighth son of Jacob by Zilpah, the handmaiden of Jacob’s wife Leah, and the eponymous ancestor of one of the 12 tribes (Gen. 30:12–13). When
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Asher
Asher [ăshˊər] (Heb. ˒āšēr, from the name of a West Semitic deity).† The eighth son of Jacob and the second son of Zilpah, Leah’s maid (Gen. 30:12–13), born in Paddan-aram (35:26). According to 30:13 his name means “happy” (Heb. *˒ōšer “happiness”; cf. piel of ˒āšar “pronounce happy”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Asher
ASHER (Hebrew, “happiness”) The eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah (the handmaid of his wife Leah), and the eponymous ancestor of the Israelite tribe of Asher. He was named for the happiness Leah felt at the time of her son’s birth (Gen 30:13). Asher in turn had four sons and a daughter (Gen 46:17). The
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Asher
Ash´er, Apocrypha and New Testament, A´ser (blessed), the eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, Gen. 30:13. (b.c. 1753.) The general position of his tribe was on the seashore from Carmel northward, with Manasseh on the south, Zebulun and Issachar on the southeast, and Naphtali on the northeast.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Asher
ASH´ER (ashʹer; “happiness”). The eighth son of Jacob and second of Zilpah, the maid of Leah (Gen. 30:13).
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Relatives
Jacob Father
Zilpah Mother
Joseph Brother
Judah Brother
Reuben Brother
Benjamin Brother
Levi Brother
Gad Brother
Simeon Brother
Zebulun Brother
Issachar Brother
Naphtali Brother
Dan Brother
Jacob’s Son Brother
Dinah Sister
Beriah Son
Ishvi Son
Imnah Son
Ishvah Son
Serah Daughter
Isaac Grandfather
Esau Uncle
Laban Grandfather
Rebekah Grandmother
Manasseh Nephew
Ephraim Nephew
Zerah Nephew
Perez Nephew
Jochebed Niece
Merari Nephew
Kohath Nephew
Er Nephew
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Onan Nephew
Shelah Nephew
Saul Nephew
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Hezron Nephew
Jamin Nephew
Jachin Nephew
Nemuel Nephew
Pallu Nephew
Zohar Nephew
Bela Nephew
Tola Nephew
Shillem Nephew
Heber Grandson
Guni Nephew
Enoch Nephew
Jashub Nephew
Puvah Nephew
Elon Nephew
Huppim Nephew
Shimron Nephew
Ashbel Nephew
Hushim Nephew
Eliphaz Cousin
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Korah Cousin
Jezer Nephew
Eri Nephew
Areli Nephew
Jahzeel Nephew
Shuni Nephew
Haggi Nephew
Sered Nephew
Jeush Cousin
Malchiel Grandson
Ahiram Nephew
Gera Nephew
Shobal Nephew
Ezbon Nephew
Becher Nephew
Jalam Cousin
Reuel Cousin
Rosh Nephew
Ard Nephew
Ziphion Nephew
Muppim Nephew
Jahleel Nephew
Ehi Nephew
Arodi Nephew
Ozni Nephew
Zephon Nephew
Eliab Nephew
Phanuel Relative
Jediael Nephew
Jarib Nephew
Rapha Nephew
Nohah Nephew
Bohan Nephew
Aharah Nephew
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