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Ben-Hur
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hur the Governor
Ben-Hur the Governor (בֵּו חוּר‎, bew chur). A governor of Ephraim who served king Solomon by securing provisions for his household (1 Kgs 4:8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hur (Person)
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
Hur (Person)
HUR (PERSON) [Heb ḥûr (חוּר)]. The name of five persons in the OT.1. A “king” of Midian (Num 31:8; Josh 13:21). Historically, the five Midianite kings in Numbers 31 may be drawn from a list of place names that form an itinerary through N Arabia and S Transjordan in the Persian period (Knauf 1988:
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur. One of 12 officers appointed to requisition food for King Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:8, kjv son of Hur). His district was the hill country of Ephraim.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ben-Hur
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
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
Ben-Hur
BEN-HUR One of 12 officers appointed to requisition food for King Solomon’s household (1 Kgs 4:8, kjv “son of Hur”). His district was the hill country of Ephraim.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ben-Hur
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
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
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur [bĕn hûrˊ] (Heb. ben-ḥûr “son of Hur”).* An officer appointed by Solomon over the “hill country of Ephraim” (1 Kgs. 4:8; KJV, JB “son of Hur”).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hur
BEN-HUR´ (ben-hur). The name of Solomon’s governor of the district of Ephraim (1 Kings 4:8).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hur
BEN-HUR [ben HER] (son of Hur) — one of Solomon’s 12 supply officers responsible for providing food for the royal household (1 Kin. 4:8).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BEN-HUR
BEN-HUR<ben-hur’> (בֶּן־חוּר‎ [ben-chur], “son of Hur”; the King James Version son of Hur; from a Hebrew root meaning “to be white.” Compare HPN, 69, note 3): One of the twelve commissariat officers in the service of Solomon (1 Kings 4:8).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ben-Hur
BEN-HUR (Bĕn-hûr) Personal name meaning “son of a camel” or “son of Horus.” Solomon’s district supervisor over Mount Ephraim in charge of supplying the royal court one month a year (1 Kings 4:8).
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur ben-huhr′ (בֶּנ־חוּרH1210, “son of Hur”). One of the twelve district governors who supplied provisions for Solomon and the royal household; he was in charge of the first district, the hill country of Ephraim (1 Ki. 4:8; KJV, “The son of Hur”).
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