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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Asher, Tribe of
Asher, Tribe of (אָשֵׁרִי‎, asheriy; אֲשׁוּרִי‎, ashuriy; אָשֵׁר‎, asher). The descendants of the patriarch Asher, eighth son of Jacob (Num 1:13, 40; 10:26; 26:44, 47; 34:27; Josh 19:24; 19:31; Judg 1:31, 32; 1 Chr 7:40, 12:36; Luke 2:36; Rev 7:6). The “Ashurites” in 2 Sam 2:9 are likely Asherites. For
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ashurites
ASHURITES [Heb ʾăšûrı̂ (אֲשׁוּרִי)]. The name of the 2d of 5 districts that comprised the kingdom of Israel during the latter part of Saul’s reign, and during Eshbaal’s (i.e. Ish-bosheth’s) brief reign (ca. 1000 b.c.; 2 Sam 2:9). The Syr and Vg read “Geshurites,” while the Targum paraphrases with
Hanniel (Person)
HANNIEL (PERSON) [Heb ḥannı̂ʾēl (חַנִּיאֵל)]. Two persons mentioned in the Hebrew Bible have this name. The name Hanniel has been explained variously but is derived in one case from the root ḥnn, “to be gracious,” “to show favor.” This produces a meaning “god has been gracious.” One suggestion (EncMiqr
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Aser
Aser. kjv form of Asher in Luke 2:36 and Revelation 7:6.See Asher, Tribe of.
Asher, Tribe of
Asher, Tribe of. Israelite tribe that inhabited the fertile coastal territory when the Promised Land was divided for settlement. Asher’s allotment stretched north of Mt Carmel to a point slightly above the city of Sidon. The eastern boundary ran along the western slopes of the hills of Galilee (Jos 19:24–31,
Ashurite
Ashurite. Probably a variant spelling for Asherite, a member of Asher’s tribe. The Ashurites were among those who supported Ish-bosheth, Saul’s son, instead of David as king over Israel after Saul’s death (2 Sm 2:8, 9). In Ezekiel 27:6 (kjv) the Hebrew word refers to a kind of wood rather than a group
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Asherites
Asherites ashʹə-īts [Heb. hāˊāšērî] (Jgs. 1:32). The descendants of Asher, Jacob’s eighth son. See also Ashurites.
Ashurites
Ashurites ashʹar-īts [Heb. hā-’ašûrî]; NEB ASHERITES. According to the MT of 2 S. 2:9, a tribe located between Gilead and Jezreel, which was included in the short-lived kingdom of Saul’s son Ishbosheth. There is some question as to the accuracy of the text here, with the Targum reading “Asherites”
Hanniel (son of Ulla)
2. A son of Ulla and a prince and hero of the tribe of Asher (1 Ch. 7:39; AV, NEB, HANIEL).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Aser
ASER* kjv form of Asher in Luke 2:36 and Revelation 7:6. See Asher (Tribe).
Asher (Tribe)
ASHER (Tribe) Israelite tribe that inhabited the fertile coastal territory when the Promised Land was divided for settlement. Asher’s allotment stretched north of Mt Carmel to a point slightly above the city of Sidon. The eastern boundary ran along the western slopes of the hills of Galilee (Jos 19:24–34).
Ashurite
ASHURITE Probably a variant spelling for Asherite, a member of Asher’s tribe. The Ashurites were among those who supported Ishbosheth, Saul’s son, instead of David as king over Israel after Saul’s death (2 Sm 2:8–9). In Ezekiel 27:6 (kjv) the Hebrew word refers to a kind of wood rather than a group of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Asher
Asher (ash´uhr; Heb., “happy”).1 The son of Jacob and Zilpah (Gen. 30:12–13) and the eponymous ancestor of the tribe Asher. Leah is said to have given him this name, because his birth made her happy and because she knew that women would deem her happy for bearing him. Some scholars have speculated that
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Aser
ASER. The Gr. form of the Heb. Asher found only in the NT (KJV) in Lk 2:36 and Rev 7:6. Asher (q.v.) was a son of Jacob by Zilpah, and the tribe descended from him.
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
Ashurites
ASHURITES. A tribe in northern Israel, located between Gilead and Jezreel, part of the realm of Ishbosheth (2 Sam 2:9). Many follow the Targum emendation, reading this name as the men of Asher (cf. Jdg 1:32). It could hardly be the Asshurim of Gen 25:3, for these were a tribe in northern Arabia.
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).
Ashurites
ASHURITES. The translation of Ashuri (2 Sa. 2:9) by Ashurites, taking it as a gentilic collective, has raised problems. It seems clear that there is no connection with the Ashurites of Gn. 25:3. Some would read Asherites and connect it with Jdg. 1:32, since the Targum of Jonathan reads Beth-Asher. Some
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashurites
Ashurites (Heb. hāʾăšûrɩ̂)A people located between Gilead and Jezreel, ruled briefly by Ishbaal/Ishbosheth the son of Saul (2 Sam. 2:9). They are probably Asherites (rather than “Assyrians”), since “Asher” is the collective name for the tribes of Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali.
Hanniel
Hanniel (Heb. ḥannɩ̂ʾēl)1. The son of Ephod. A leader of the tribe of Manasseh, he represented his tribe in the division of the land of Canaan (Num. 34:23).2. A son of Ulla; the head of an Asherite clan (1 Chr. 7:39).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashurites
Ashurites [ăshˊə rīts] (Heb. hā˒asûrî). A tribe located between Gilead and Jezreel; Ishbosheth the son of Saul ruled them for a short time (2 Sam. 2:9; NIV “Ashuri”). They are probably Asherites (see KoB, p. 93; cf. NIV mg.), since “Asher” is the collective name for the tribes of Asher,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ashurites the
Ash´urites, The. Only in 2 Sam. 2:9. By some of the old interpreters the name is taken as meaning the Geshurites; but if we follow the Targum of Jonathan, “the Asherites” will denote the inhabitants of the whole of the country west of the Jordan above Jezreel.
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).
Asherites
ASH´ERITES (ashʹer-its). Descendants of Asher (which see) and members of his tribe (Judg. 1:32).
Ashuri
ASHURI (a-shūʹri). The name of a people in the Transjordan over whom Ish-bosheth was made king following Saul’s death (2 Sam. 2:9).e.h.m.
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