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Beor (father of Balaam)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beor, Father of Balaam
Beor, Father of Balaam (בְּעוֹר‎, be'or). Father of the seer Balaam; Balaam was called on to curse the Israelites (e.g., Num 22:5; 24:3, 15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beor (Person)
BEOR (PERSON) [Heb bĕʿōr (בְּעֹר‎)]. 1. The father of the Edomite “king” Bela (Gen 36:32; 1 Chr 1:43). See BELA.2. The father of the prophet Balaam (Num 22:5; 24:3, 15; 31:8; Deut 23:5; Josh 13:22; 24:9; Mic 6:5) also attested in the Balaam Text from Tell Deir ’Alla (Weippert and Weippert 1982; Hackett
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beor
Beor. 1. Bela’s father (Gn 36:32). Bela was a king of Edom.2. Balaam’s father (Nm 22:5; 2 Pt 2:15; kjv Bosor). Balaam was asked by Balak, king of Moab, to curse Israel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beor (father of Balaam)
2. [Gk. Beōr]. The father of the seer Balaam (Nu. 22:5; 24:3, 15; 31:8; Dt. 23:4; Josh. 13:22; 24:9 [omitted in the LXX]; Mic. 6:5; 2 Pet. 2:15; AV “Bosor” based on a different textual reading).
Bosor
Bosor bōʹsôr [Gk. Bosor].1. NEB BEZER. A city taken by Judas Maccabeus “in the land of Gilead” (1 Macc. 5:26, 36), identified with Buṣr el-Ḥarîri, on the southern edge of el-Lejā.See WHAB, plate VIII; GTTOT, map V.2. (2 Pet. 2:15, AV). See Beor 2.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beor
BEOR1. Bela’s father (Gn 36:32). Bela was a king of Edom.2. Balaam’s father (Nm 22:5; 2 Pt 2:15, kjv “Bosor”). Balaam was asked by Balak, king of Moab, to curse Israel.
Bosor (Person)
BOSOR* (Person) kjv form of Beor, Balaam’s father, in 2 Peter 2:15. See Beor #2.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beor
BEOR1. The father of Bela, king of Edom (Gen 36:32).2. The father of the seer Balaam (Num 22:5). He is called Bosor in 2 Pet 2:15.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beor
Beor (Heb. bĕʿôr)1. The father of Bela, the first king of Edom (Gen. 36:32; 1 Chr. 1:43).2. The father of the seer Balaam (e.g., Num. 22:5; cf. 2 Pet. 2:15, Gk. Bosór, following Vaticanus).
Bosor
Bosor (Gk. Bosór) (PERSON)According to 2 Pet. 2:15, the father of Balaam. Elsewhere he is called Beor (2).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Beor
BEOR The father of the Mesopotamian seer Balaam (Num 13:8, 22:5, 24:3, 15; Deut 23:4; Josh 13:22, 24:9; Mic 6:5).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beor
Be´or (burning or torch).1. The father of Bela, one of the early Edomite kings. Gen. 36:32; 1 Chron. 1:43.2. Father of Balaam. Num. 22:5; 24:3, 15; 31:8; Deut. 23:4; Josh. 13:22; 24:9; Micah 6:5. He is called Bosor in the New Testament. (b.c. before 1450.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beor
BE´OR (bēʹor).1. The father of Bela, one of the kings of Edom (Gen. 36:32; 1 Chron. 1:43).2. The father of Balaam, the prophet hired by Balak to curse the children of Israel (Num. 22:5), about 1400 b.c. He is also mentioned in 2 Pet. 2:15.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Beor
Beora torch. (1.) The father of Bela, one of the kings of Edom (Gen. 36:32).(2.) The father of Balaam (Num. 22:5; 24:3, 15; 31:8). In 2 Pet. 2:15 he is called Bosor.
Bosor
Bosorthe Chaldee or Aramaic form of the name Beor, the father of Balaam (2 Pet. 2:15).
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Relatives
Balaam Son