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Dishan
A Horite clan leader descended from Seir.
Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Dishan (Person)
DISHAN (PERSON) [Heb dı̂šān (דִּישָׁן)]. A son of Seir, the Horite (Gen 36:21; 1 Chr 1:38), brother of Dishon (Gen 36:21; 1 Chr 1:38), uncle of Dishon (Gen 36:25, 26 [read, with 1 Chr 1:41, Dishon instead of Dishan]), and the father of Uz and Aran (Gen 36:28; 1 Chr 1:42 [read Dishan instead of Dishon,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Dishan
Dishan. Chieftain in the land of Seir, a mountainous area southwest of the Dead Sea. Dishan’s father was Seir the Horite (Gn 36:21; 1 Chr 1:38). The Horites were driven out of their territory by the Edomites (Dt 2:12). Later OT references often use Seir and Edom synonymously.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Dishan
Dishan dī̀shan [Heb. dîšān]; DISHON dīʹshon [dîšōn]. A Horite clan, mentioned as the youngest “son” and elsewhere as the “grandson” of Seir. The form “Dishon” occurs several times in the list of Horite clans, together with many similar names (Gen. 36:21–30; 1 Ch. 1:38, 41f).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Dishan
DISHAN Chieftain in the land of Seir, a mountainous area southwest of the Dead Sea. Dishan’s father was Seir the Horite (Gn 36:21; 1 Chr 1:38). The Horites were driven out of their territory by the Edomites (Dt 2:12). Later OT references often use Seir and Edom synonymously.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Dishan
Dishan (di´shan; an early Semitic, Aramaic, and Arabic spelling of Dishon).1 A son of the Horite Seir, listed seventh in Gen. 36:21 and 1 Chron. 1:38, and the father of two sons, Uz and Aran (Gen. 36:28; 1 Chron. 1:42).2 The name of a Horite family group (Gen. 36:30) in the land of Seir.
Dishon
Dishon (di´shon; an early Northwest Arabic and Canaanite form of Dishan).1 A son of the Horite Seir, listed fifth in Gen. 36:21 and 1 Chron. 1:38, and father of four sons, Hemdan, Eshban, Ithran, and Cheran (Gen. 36:28; Hamran for Hemdan in 1 Chron. 1:42).2 The son of Anah (Gen. 36:25; 1 Chron. 1:41),
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Dishan
DISHAN. Horite, the seventh and last son of Seir, who possessed mountains S of the Dead Sea. Dishan became a “duke” or “chief” (Heb. ˒allûp), i.e., “thousand”-leader (Gen 36:21, 30; 1 Chr 1:38). The name probably also designates a Horite clan.Heb. dı̂shān has been compared with the Hurrian name Tai-sheni.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Dishan
Dishan (Heb. dɩ̂šān)One of the sons of Seir (Gen. 36:21; 1 Chr. 1:38); the father of Uz and Aran (Gen. 36:30; 1 Chr. 1:42); a Horite chief.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dishan
Dishan [dīˊshăn] (Heb. dîšān). One of the sons of Seir (Gen. 36:21; LXX Rison; 1 Chr. 1:38; LXX Disan), the father of Uz and Aran (Gen. 36:30; 1 Chr. 1:42); a Horite chief.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Dishan
Di´shan (antelope), the youngest son of Seir the Horite. Gen. 36:21, 28, 30; 1 Chron. 1:38, 42.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Dishan
DI´SHAN (dīʹshan; another form of Dishon, “antelope”). The name of the youngest son of Seir the Horite, father of Uz and Aran, and head of one of the original tribes of Edom (Gen. 36:21, 28, 30; 1 Chron. 1:38, 42).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Dishan
Dishanantelope, the youngest son of Seir the Horite, head of one of the tribes of Idumaea (Gen. 36:21, 28, 30).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Dishan
DISHAN [DIE shan] — the seventh son of Seir the Horite, a clan chief in Edom (Gen. 36:21; 1 Chr. 1:38). Also see Dishon No. 2.
See also
Relatives
Seir Father
Ezer Brother
Dishan Brother
Shobal Brother
Zibeon Brother
Anah Brother
Lotan Brother
Timna Sister
Uz Son
Aran Son
Amalek Nephew
Hori Nephew
Anah Nephew
Aiah Nephew
Hemam Nephew
Onam Nephew
Dishan Nephew
Hemdan Nephew
Bilhan Nephew
Ebal Nephew
Akan Nephew
Manahath Nephew
Shepho Nephew
Alvan Nephew
Ithran Nephew
Zaavan Nephew
Cheran Nephew
Eshban Nephew
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