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Ben (Prefix)
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ben (Noun)
Ben (Noun). Hebrew word often used as a prefix to describe a relationship. Literally meaning “son,” it is found some 4,850 times in the OT. The Aramaic equivalent is bar (see Mt 16:17). Ben can be used in a variety of ways:1. As a term for physical descendants and relatives (e.g., Gn 4:17), extending
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ben-
Ben- ben (prefix) [Heb. sing bēn—‘son of’; pl be—‘sons of’; cf. Aram bar and related forms in most Semitic languages]. The term occurs in the construct to express a consanguine or affinel relationship or a particular condition. The Hebrew form is preserved in a number of personal or place names
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ben (Noun)
BEN (Noun) Hebrew word often used as a prefix to describe a relationship. Literally meaning “son,” it is found some 4,850 times in the OT. The Aramaic equivalent is bar (see Mt 16:17).See also Bar.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ben
BEN1. Ben is the Heb. word for son. Usually it referred to the male child. However, it was used also as a term of kindliness or endearment even when no blood relationship existed. In 1 Sam 3:6, 16, Eli calls Samuel his son. It was frequently used as a prefix in proper names; e.g., Ben-oni, “son of my
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ben
BEN (“son”). A Levite “of the second rank,” one of the porters appointed by David to the service of the Ark (1 Chron. 15:18), 988 b.c.
Ben
BEN (Heb. ben, “son of”). Often used as a prefix to proper names in Scripture, the following word being either a proper name, an appellative, or geographical location, or even a number expressing age. Thus, a “son of twenty years” would mean twenty years old. Hadadezer Ben-rehob (cf. 2 Sam. 8:3) would
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ben
BEN [ben] (son) — the name of a man and a Hebrew word used as a prefix in the Old Testament:1. A Levite at the time when the Ark of the Covenant was brought to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 15:18).2. A Hebrew word that means “son.” Usually it referred to a male descendant, as a prefix in proper names, such as
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEN-
BEN-Ben (prefix) (singular בֶּן‎ [ben], “son of”; plural בְּנֵי‎ [bene], “sons of” = Aramaic בַּר‎ [bar]): This word is used in the singular or plural to express relationship of almost any kind:1. to a person; as such it is found as part of many compound names like Benjamin, Benhur, etc. (compare
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ben
BEN (Bĕn) Hebrew noun meaning “son of.” A Levite who became head of a clan of temple porters under David (1 Chron. 15:18 NASB, KJV). Other translations follow the Septuagint or earliest Greek translation and some Hebrew manuscripts that omit Ben. See Bar.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ben-
Ben- ben (בֵּןH1201, “son of”; also in the pl. construct, בְּנֵי; in Aram. בַּרH10120; cf. בַּתH1426, “daughter”). A Hebrew term prefixed to many names or otherwise used to indicate a wide variety of states and relationships: (1) Actual sonship—by far the most frequent usage. (2) The more general
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Ben (1)
BEN-, ben (prefix) (sing. בֶּן‎, ben, “son of “; pl. בְּנֵי‎, be, “sons of” = Aram. בַּר‎, bar): This word is used in sing. or pl. to express relationship of almost any kind: (1) to a person; as such it is found as part of many compound names like Benjamin, Benhur, etc (cf Bar); (2) to a clan; in this