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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BEZALEL (PERSON) [Heb bĕṣalʾēl (בְּצַלְאֵל)]. The name of two individuals in the Hebrew Bible. It has been suggested that the name Bezalel may mean “in the shadow (protection) of El (God),” consisting of the preposition b prefixed to the construct ṣl and ʾl (IPN 152).1. The craftsperson responsible
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bezalel, Bezaleel. 1. Uri’s son and the master craftsman from Judah’s tribe who was specially equipped by God to be in charge of the construction and furnishing of the tabernacle (Ex 31:2; 35:30; 36:1, 2; 37:1; 38:2; 1 Chr 2:20; 2 Chr 1:5, kjv Bezaleel).2. Pahath-moab’s son, who obeyed Ezra’s exhortation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
1. A master workman under Moses; son of Uri the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. Yahweh gave him special wisdom and skill for this task of supervising—with the assistance of Oholiab of the tribe of Dan—the making of the tabernacle and its furniture (Ex. 31:2; 35:30; 36:1f; 37:1; 38:22; 1 Ch. 2:20;
Bezalel bezʹə-lel [Heb. beṣal’ēl—‘in the shadow (protection) of’El (God)’; Gk. Beseleēl]; AV BEZALEEL.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bezalel (bez´uh-lel; Heb., “in the shadow [under the protection] of God”).1 A Judahite, son of Uri and a grandson of Ephrath (1 Chron. 2:20), who was reported to possess divinely given “ability, intelligence, and knowledge in every kind of craft” (Exod. 31:2–3). Along with Oholiab of Dan, he was chosen
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BEZALEEL1. The son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. This gifted artist, endowed by the Spirit of God with knowledge and ability in all sorts of craftsmanship, was called by God to be the chief artisan in the construction of the tabernacle in the wilderness. With him was associated another
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
BEZALEL, BEZALEEL (Heb. beṣal’ēl, ‘in the shadow [protection] of God’). 1. A Judahite, of Hezron’s family in Caleb’s house, Uri’s son, Hur’s grandson; gifted by God as a skilled craftsman in wood, metal and precious stones, and placed in charge of the making of the tabernacle; he also taught other
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bezalel [bĕzˊə lĕl] (Heb. beṣal˒ēl “in the shadow or the protection of God”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BEZALEL (Hebrew, possibly “in the shadow of God”) Son of Uri and a member of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 2:20). He was a craftsman of wood, metal, and stone. He was chosen as the head of the craftsmen in charge of constructing the Tabernacle and its furnishings. For this task he was equipped by the “Spirit
Smith’s Bible Dictionary