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BEN-HUR (PERSON) [Heb ben-ḥûr (בֶּן־חוּר)]. The prefect of the first of Solomon’s 12 administrative districts (1 Kgs 4:8), responsible for supplying, from the hill country of Ephraim, the provisions needed by the royal court for one month per year. Ben-hur means “son of Hur”; in view of parallels like
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ben-Hur ben-hûrʹ [Heb. ben-ḥûr—‘son of Hur’]; AV “son of Hur.” Commissariat officer over the first district in the service of Solomon (1 K. 4:8).
Hur hûr [Heb. ḥûr].1. A prominent official in Israel. With Aaron he held up Moses’ hands during the battle against the Amalekites (Ex. 17:10, 12) and assisted Aaron as judicial head of the people during Moses’ stay on the mount (Ex. 24:14).2. Grandfather of Bezalel, the head artificer in the construction
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ben-Hur (Heb. ben-ḥûr)An officer appointed by Solomon over the hill country of Ephraim, the first administrative district (1 Kgs. 4:8).
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C