Ben-Hur the Governor
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
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.
Hur. 1. First mention in the account of Israel’s battle with the Amalekites at Rephidim, he aided Aaron in supporting Moses’ hands until the Amalekites were defeated (Ex 17:8–13). He is mentioned again as assisting Aaron in overseeing Israel while Moses was on Mt Sinai (24:14). According to Josephus,
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
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.
HUR1. Aaron’s assistant in supporting Moses’ hands until the Amalekites were defeated at Rephidim (Ex 17:8–13). He is mentioned again as assisting Aaron in overseeing Israel while Moses was on Mt Sinai (24:14). According to Josephus, Hur was the husband of Miriam, the sister of Moses (Antiquities 3.2.4).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hur (huhr), a name of uncertain derivation.1 One of Israel’s leaders, during the wilderness sojourn, who helped govern the people at Sinai in Moses’s absence (Exod. 24:14) and supported Moses’s arms during the battle with the Amalekites (Exod. 17:10, 12). He evidently was the same Hur who was a descendant
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HUR. Possibly an Egyptian name similar to Horus, the Egyptian god; or perhaps a pet name for a child (cf. Akkad. h̆ūru, “child”); or or a shortened from of Asshur.1. A descendant of Judah, son of Caleb and Ephath, and an ancestor of Bezaleel the craftsman (Ex 31:2; 35:30; 1 Chr 2:19–20). He is listed
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HUR A close companion and collaborator of Moses and Aaron. He and Aaron held Moses’s arms up when Joshua led the Israelites to defeat Amalek (Exod 17:10, 12). He shared leadership of the Israelites with Aaron when Moses was on Mount Sinai (Exod 24:14). After that, he is not mentioned. Another Hur is
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hur (hole).1. A man who is mentioned with Moses and Aaron on the occasion of the battle with Amalek at Rephidim, Ex. 17:10, when with Aaron he stayed up the hands of Moses. ver. 12. (b.c. 1491.) He is mentioned again in ch. 24:14 as being, with Aaron, left in charge of the people by Moses during his