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Becorath
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Becorath, Son of Aphiah
Becorath, Son of Aphiah (בְּכוֹרַת‎, bekhorath). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Becorath (Person)
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Becorath, Bechorath
Becorath, Bechorath. Zeror’s father, a member of Benjamin’s tribe and an ancestor of King Saul (1 Sm 9:1, kjv Bechorath).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Becorath
Becorath bə-kôrʹath [Heb. beḵôraṯ]; AV, NEB, BECHORATH. An ancestor of Saul of the tribe of Benjamin (1 S. 9:1).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Becorath
BECORATH Zeror’s father, a member of Benjamin’s tribe and an ancestor of King Saul (1 Sm 9:1).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bechorath
BECHORATH. One of Saul’s ancestors of the tribe of Benjamin, the father of Zeror (1 Sam 9:1).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Becorath
Becorath (Heb. bĕḵôraṯ)A Benjaminite, son of Aphiah and ancestor of King Saul (1 Sam. 9:1).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Becorath
Becorath [bĭ kôrˊăth] (Heb. beḵôraṯ). A son of Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, and an ancestor of King Saul (1 Sam. 9:1; KJV “Bechorath”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Bechorath
Becho´rath (first-born), son of Aphiah or Abiah, and grandson of Becher according to 1 Sam. 9:1; 1 Chron. 7:8. (b.c. before 1093.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Becorath
BECO´RATH (be-koʹrath; “firstborn”). The son of Aphiah, of the tribe of Benjamin, one of the ancestors of King Saul (1 Sam. 9:1), long before 1030 b.c.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Bechorath
BECHORATH [beh KOE rath] (firstborn) — an ancestor of Saul, the first king of Israel (1 Sam. 9:1; Becorath, NASB, NRSV, NIV).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BECORATH
BECORATH<be-ko’-rath> (בְּכוֹרַת‎ [bekhorath], “the first birth”; the King James Version Bechorath): A forefather of Saul of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Samuel 9:1).
See also
Relatives
Aphiah Father
Zeror Son
Abiel Grandson