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Avaran
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Avaran
Avaran (Αυαραν, Auaran). A surname or alternate name of Eleazar, the third son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:5; 6:43–46).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Avaran (Person)
AVARAN (PERSON) [Gk Auaran (Αὐαραν)]. Nickname of Eleazar, the 4th son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:5). His well-known heroic deed was the killing of an elephant at the battle of Beth-zechariah (1 Macc 6:46). There also his nickname is mentioned (1 Macc 6:43). Several suggestions have been proposed for the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Avaran
Avaran avʹə-ran [GK. Hauran]; (1 Macc. 2:5); AV SAVARAN. A surname of Eleazar, fourth son of Mattathias, who died at Beth-zechariah (1 Macc. 6:32–46).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Avaran
AVARAN Nickname of Eleazar, brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:5; 6:43). “Awake,” “Paleface,” and “Piercer” have all been suggested as possible meanings.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Avaran
Avaran (Gk. Auaran)Alternate name of Eleazar (8), son of Matthias (1 Macc. 2:5), who killed an elephant in battle at Beth-zechariah (6:43–46).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AVARAN
AVARAN<av’-a-ran>: A surname of Eleazar, the third son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:5). It is doubtfully conjectured that Eleazar received this surname from the episode related in 1 Macc 6:43-46; the word may mean “the piercer,” referring to his stabbing of the elephant. Some connect it with חוּר
SAVARAN
SAVARAN<sav’-a-ran>: the King James Version = the Revised Version (British and American) AVARAN (which see).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Avaran
Avaran av′uh-ran (Αυαραν, meaning unknown). Surname of Eleazar, fourth son of Mattathias (1 Macc. 2:5; 6:43; KJV, “Savaran”).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Avaran
AVARAN, avʹa-ran: A surname of Eleazar, the third son of Mattathias (1 Macc 2:5). It is doubtfully conjectured that Eleazar received this surname from the episode related in 1 Macc 6:43–46; the word may mean “the piercer,” referring to his stabbing of the elephant. Some connect it with חוּר‎, ḥūr, “to
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Avaran
Avaran [av-uh-ran]: “Beast-Sticker,” epithet of Eleazar, fourth son of Mattathias (1 Macc. 6:43)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AVARAN
AVARAN av´uh-ran [Αὑαράν Hayaran]. An appellation with uncertain meaning for Eleazar, Judas Maccabeus’ brother, who died while heroically killing King Antiochus IV’s elephant (1 Macc 2:5; 6:43–46).