The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bezer, Son of Zophah
Bezer, Son of Zophah (בֶּצֶר‎, betser). Listed among the descendants of Asher (1 Chr 7:37).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bezer (Person)
BEZER (PERSON) [Heb beṣer (בֶּצֶר)]. A son of Zophah, from the tribe of Asher (1 Chr 7:37). The name may refer to “gold” (IPN, 223). Although it occurs as a personal name, it likely refers to BEZER (PLACE).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bezer [Heb. beṣer—‘strong’; Gk. A Basar, B Sobal]. A son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher (1 Ch. 7:37).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bezer (bee´zuhr; Heb., perhaps “gold ore” or “fortress”).1 A descendant of Asher (1 Chron. 7:37).2 A city of refuge in Reuben, assigned to the levitical family of Merari (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; 21:36; 1 Chron. 6:63); it is probably the same as Bozrah in Moab (Jer. 48:24). According to the Mesha Stele,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BEZER1. A city of refuge designated by Moses and also Joshua in the territory of Reuben E of the mouth of Jordan in the tableland (Deut 4:43; Josh 20:8). It was assigned by lot as also a place of residence for the family of Merari of the tribe of Levi (Josh 21:36; 1 Chr 6:63, 78).2. A son of Zophah
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bezer (Heb. beṣer) (PERSON)A son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 7:37).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bezer (Person)
BEZER [bēˊzər] (Heb. beṣer “inaccessible”) (PERSON). A son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 7:37).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Be´zer (gold ore), son of Zophah, one of the heads of the houses of Asher. 1 Chron. 7:37.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BE´ZER (beʹzer).1. The sixth named of the eleven sons of Zophah, of the descendants of Asher (1 Chron. 7:37).2. A Reubenite city of refuge E of the Jordan (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8; etc.). It is probably to be located at modern Umm el-Amad, eight miles NE of Madaba. Location uncertain.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Bezerore of gold or silver. (1.) A city of the Reubenites; one of the three cities of refuge on the east of Jordan (Deut. 4:43; Josh. 20:8). It has been identified with the modern ruined village of Burazin, some 12 miles north of Heshbon; also with Kasur-el-Besheir, 2 miles south-west of Dibon.(2.)
See also
Zophah Father
Shammah Brother
Shual Brother
Harnepher Brother
Beri Brother
Shilshah Brother
Beera Brother
Hod Brother
Imrah Brother
Suah Brother
Imna Uncle
Helem Grandfather
Shelesh Uncle
Amal Uncle
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