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An ancestor of Saul, the first king of Israel.Becorath (“firstborn”) was the son of Aphiah and father of Zeror, according to 1 Sam 9:1. He is not mentioned in Saul’s genealogies in 1 Chr 8:1–40 or 9:35–44.
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BECORATH (PERSON) [Heb bĕkôrat (בְּכֹורַת)]. An ancestor of Saul son of Kish (1 Sam 9:1); likewise, the son of Aphiah and father of Zeror. The name, meaning “firstborn,” is feminine in form, suggesting that the individual may have been the daughter of Aphiah, rather than his son, although the LXX reads
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