The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ashhur, Son of Caleb
Ashhur, Son of Caleb (אַשְׁחוּר‎, ashchur). Father of Tekoa (1 Chr 2:24). He may be the same person as Hur, son of Caleb (1 Chr 2:19–20, 50).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ashhur (Person)
ASHHUR (PERSON) [Heb ʾašḥûr (אַשְׁחוּר)]. According to 1 Chr 2:24, he is the son of Hezron and father of Tekoa. However, the birth of Ashhur after his father’s death and the textual confusion of the MT of 1 Chr 2:24 have caused many scholars (e.g., Braun 1 Chr WBC, 27; Williamson 1979:355) to emend
Hur (Person)
HUR (PERSON) [Heb ḥûr (חוּר)]. The name of five persons in the OT.1. A “king” of Midian (Num 31:8; Josh 13:21). Historically, the five Midianite kings in Numbers 31 may be drawn from a list of place names that form an itinerary through N Arabia and S Transjordan in the Persian period (Knauf 1988:
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ashhur. Caleb’s son and Tekoa’s father (1 Chr 2:24; 4:5, kjv Ashur), or perhaps the founder of a village named Tekoa (2 Sm 14:1–3; Am 1:1).
Ashur. kjv form of Ashhur, Caleb’s son, in 1 Chronicles 2:24 and 4:5.See Ashhur.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ashhur ashʹər [Heb. ’ašḥûr]; AV ASHUR. The father (or founder) of Tekoa (1 Ch. 2:24; 4:5). The LXX and Vulg. (cf. RSV, NEB) understood him to be the son of Caleb and Ephrathah (the Ephrath of 2:19). In 2:19 Hur would probably be an abbreviation of Ashhur.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ASHHUR Caleb’s son and Tekoa’s father (1 Chr 2:24; 4:5), or perhaps the founder of a village named Tekoa (2 Sm 14:1–3; Am 1:1).
ASHUR* kjv form of Ashhur, Caleb’s son, in 1 Chronicles 2:24 and 4:5. See Ashhur (Person).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ASHUR. A great-grandson of Judah, born posthumously to Hezron by his wife Abiah (1 Chr 2:24). The name is more correctly spelled Ashhur in RSV (Heb. ˒ashḥûr). He became the founder of Tekoa through the seven children that were borne by his two wives, Helah and Naarah (1 Chr 4:5). The LXX makes him
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ashhur (Heb. ʾašḥûr)The son of Hezron and Abijah, born following Hezron’s death (so NRSV, following MT). According to the RSV (following MT) he was the son of Caleb and Ephrathah the wife of Hezron. Ashhur became the “father” or founder of Tekoa (1 Chr. 2:24).
Hur (Heb. ḥûr)Personal name probably of Egyptian background (cf. the god Hor and the personal name Pasch-ḥur). The name may have been understood in the sense of the Semitic word for “son” (Akk. ḥuru) of a human or an animal.1. Companion of Moses (and Aaron), who helped keep Moses’ hands raised
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ashhur [ăshˊər] (Heb. ˒ašḥûr). The son of Caleb and Ephrathah the wife of Hezron (so RSV, JB, following the LXX); according to the KJV and the NIV it was Abiah (or Abijah) who gave birth to Ashhur after the death of her husband Hezron (following the MT). Ashhur became the “father” or
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
ASH´HUR (ashʹhur). A posthumous son of Hezron (grandson of Judah, Gen. 46:12), by his wife Abijah (1 Chron. 2:24). He had two wives, Helah and Naarah, each of whom bore him several sons (1 Chron. 4:5), and through these he is called the “father” (founder) of Tekoa, which appears to have been the place
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ASHHUR [ASH shure] — a son of Hezron and Abiah and the father of Tekoa (1 Chr. 2:24; 4:5; Ashur, KJV). Ashhur probably was the “father” of Tekoa, a city in Judah situated between Bethlehem and Hebron, in the sense of being its settler or founder.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ASHHUR<ash’-ur> ( אַשׁחוּר‎ [ashchur], the King James Version Ashur): The “father of Tekoa” (1 Chronicles 2:24; 4:5), probably the founder of the village. The original meaning of the name is the “man of Horus,” Ashurites ( חָאַשׁוּרִי‎ [ha-’ashuri]). This name occurs in the list of Ish-bosheth’s
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Ashur [Ash-uhr](Hebrew origin: Successful)(1 Chronicles 2:24). Unspecified date. Ashur, founder of Tekoa, was a descendant of Judah. His mother Abiah gave birth to him, after his father Hezron had died. Ashur had seven sons from his two wives, Helah and Naarah.
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