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A descendant of Asher and son of Malchiel (1 Chr 7:31). His personal name may instead be a place name, in which case Birzaith is properly understood as a city founded by Malchiel.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
BIRZAITH (PERSON) [Heb K birzāwit (בִּרְזָוִת); Q birzāyit (בִּרְזָיִת)]. Found in the genealogy of Asher (1 Chr 7:30–40), which lists the “heads of fathers’ houses, approved, mighty warriors, chief of the princes.” The name is the first addition to the genealogy of Asher found in Genesis 46 and Numbers
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Birzaith, Birzavith. Malchiel’s son of Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:31). Since parallel lists fail to mention him (Gn 46:17; Nm 26:44–47), it is possible that Birzaith (kjv Birzavith) was the name of a city Malchiel founded. If so, the city may have been northwest of Bethel, near Tyre, and is now called Birzeit.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Birzaith bûr-zāʹəth [Heb. birzāwiṯ; Gk. Berzaith, Bēzaith, etc.] (1 Ch. 7:31); AV, NEB, BIRZAVITH. A great-grandson of Asher and son of Malchiel; or possibly a town founded by the latter, as the name would seem to suggest. The RSV spelling follows Q, LXX A, Vulgate, Symmachus, etc.Modern Bîr-Zeit
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BIRZAITH, BIRZAVITH* Malchiel’s son of Asher’s tribe (1 Chr 7:31). Since parallel lists fail to mention him (Gn 46:17; Nm 26:44–47), it is possible that Birzaith (kjv “Birzavith”) was the name of a city Malchiel founded. If so, the city may have been northwest of Bethel, near Tyre, and is now called
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BIRZAVITH1. Son of Malchiel, great-grandson of Asher (1 Chr 7:31).2. A town “fathered” or settled by Malchiel, a descendant of Asher. Because several Asherite clans seem to have settled in the hill country of Ephraim, it is possibly the present Khirbet Bir Zeit, four miles NW of Bethel (Beitin), where
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BIRZAITH<bur-za’-ith>, <bur-za’-vith> the King James Version Birzavith, (בִּרַזָוִת [birzawith] or בִּרַזָיִת [birzayith]; [Βηζαίθ, Bezaith], or [Βερζαίε, Berzaie]): The name of a town in Asher founded by Malchiel (1 Chronicles 7:31). It probably corresponds to the modern Bir ez-Zait, “well of