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Bethrapha
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A descendant of Judah through Eshton (1 Chr 4:12). Because the Hebrew term rendered “Beth” often refers to places, Beth-Rapha may be a city. However, it is more likely the name of a city’s founder or, alternatively, a person named after a city.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Beth Rapha, Son of Eshton
Beth Rapha, Son of Eshton (בֵּית רָפָא‎, beith rapha'). A descendant of Judah through Eshton (1 Chr 4:12). Because the Hebrew term rendered “Beth” often refers to places, Beth-Rapha may be a city. However, it is more likely the name of a city’s founder or, alternatively, a person named after a city.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Rapha (Person)
BETH-RAPHA (PERSON) [Heb bêt-rāpâ (בֵּית־רָפָה)]. Name attributed to an individual from the tribe of Judah mentioned in 1 Chr 4:12. The form of the name is strange, since it is the only time a personal name collocated with bēt appears in the OT. This has led some to suggest that a place name was
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Beth-rapha
Beth-rapha. Place or clan name listed among the descendants of Eshton in Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:1, 12).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Beth-Rapha
Beth-Rapha beth-rāʹfə [Heb. bêṯ rāp̱ā’—‘house of Rapha,’ a healing deity (?)].A place mentioned in 1 Ch. 4:12, possibly to be located, according to Aharoni’s reconstruction of the list, in the region between Bethlehem and Hebron.W. S. LaSor
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Beth-Rapha
BETH-RAPHA Place or clan name listed among the descendants of Eshton in Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:1, 12).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Beth-Rapha
BETH-RAPHA. A name occurring in the genealogy of Judah (1 Chr 4:12), possibly referring to a clan which dwelt in a place by the same name.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Beth-Rapha
Beth-Rapha (Heb. bêṯ rāp̱āʾ)A son of Eshton of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12), probably a clan or place name.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Beth-Rapha
Beth-Rapha [bĕth rāˊfə] (Heb. bêṯ rap̱a˓ “house of Rapha” or “house of a giant”). A son of Eshton of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr. 4:12), probably designating a clan or place name.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-rapha
Beth´-rapha, a name which occurs in the genealogy of Judah as the son of Eshton. 1 Chron. 4:12.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Beth-Rapha
BETH-RA´PHA (beth-raʹfa; “house of Rapha, or giant”). A name occurring in the genealogy of Judah as a son of Eshton (1 Chron. 4:12).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Beth-Rapha
BETH-RAPHA [beth RAY fuh] (house of healing) — a man listed in the genealogy of Judah. He was a son of Eshton (1 Chr. 4:12).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BETH-RAPHA
BETH-RAPHA<beth-ra’-fa> (בֵּית רָפָא‎ [beth rapha’]; B, [ὁ Βαθραία, ho Bathraia], [Βαθρεφά, Bathrepha]): The name occurs only in the genealogical list in 1 Chronicles 4:12. It does not seem possible now to associate it with any particular place or clan.
See also
Relatives
Eshton Father
Paseah Brother
Tehinnah Brother
Nahash Nephew
Mehir Grandfather
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