Bezer (Person)
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.)
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