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Bichri
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bichri
Bichri (בִּכְרִי‎, bikhriy). A Benjaminite and the father of Sheba; Sheba staged a rebellion against David (2 Sam 20:1–22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Bichri (Person)
BICHRI (PERSON) [Heb bikrı̂ (בִּכְרִי)]. BICHRITES. A Benjaminite of the period of the united monarchy, designated eight times as the father of Sheba, a dissident from the hill country of Ephraim who inspired a rebellion against David (2 Sam 20:1–22). This constant reference to Sheba as “the son of Bichri”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bichri, Bichrite
Bichri, Bichrite. Sheba’s father in Benjamin’s tribe. Sheba led a revolt against King David (2 Sm 20:1–22). Bichri’s descendants were known as Bichrites (2 Sm 20:14, kjv Berites).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bichri
Bichri bikʹrī [Heb. biḵrî]. Father of Sheba who rebelled against David. Bichri is of the house of Benjamin; the word probably means a “descendant of Becher” (2 S. 20:1ff). Cf. Becher 1.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bichri, Bichrite, Bicri
BICHRI*, BICHRITE*, BICRI Sheba’s father in Benjamin’s tribe. Sheba led a revolt against King David (2 Sm 20:1–22). Bicri’s descendants were known as Bicrites (2 Sm 20:14).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Bichri
Bichri (bik´ri; Heb., meaning uncertain, either “youthful” or “of [the family of] Becher”; see Gen. 46:21), a Benjaminite, the father of Sheba and the leader of an unsuccessful northern rebellion against the kingship of David (2 Sam. 20:1–22). See also Sheba.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Bichri
BICHRI. The father of Sheba, a Benjamite, who rebelled against David. Sheba is identified as the son of Bichri eight times in 2 Sam 20.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Bichri
Bichri (Heb. biḵrɩ̂), BICHRITES (habbiḵrɩ̂m)The father of Sheba, the Benjaminite who rebelled against David (2 Sam. 20:1–22). The name probably designates a member of the line of Becher (Gen. 46:21; 1 Chr. 7:6, 8; cf. 2 Sam. 20:14, “Bichrites”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bichri
Bichri [bĭkˊrī] (Heb. biḵrî). The father of Sheba, the Benjaminite who rebelled against David (1 Sam. 20:1ff.). The name probably means a member of the line of Becher (Gen. 46:21; 1 Chr. 7:6, 8).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Bichri
BICH´RI (bikʹri; “firstborn”), or Bic´ri (NIV). A Benjamite, whose son Sheba stirred up a rebellion against David after the death of Absalom (2 Sam. 20:1–22), about 967 b.c.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Bichri
BichriBichri (bikʹrī; Heb., meaning uncertain, either ‘youthful’ or ‘of [the clan of] Becher’; see Gen. 46:21), a Benjaminite, the father of Sheba and the leader of an unsuccessful northern rebellion against the kingship of David (2 Sam. 20:1–22). See also Sheba.
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Relatives
Sheba Son