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Epher (chief)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Epher the Chief
Epher the Chief (עֵפֶר‎, epher). A chief of the Transjordanian half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chr 5:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Epher (Person)
EPHER (PERSON) [Heb ʿeper (עֶפֶר)]. Three eponymous ancestors of tribes or clans in the OT. As a personal name, Epher can be interpreted as a phonetic variant of Heb ʿōper, Ar ǵufr and ǵafr “kid of a gazelle” (or ibex). For the Midianite tribe (see #1), Sabaic ʿfr “agricultural land awaiting rain”
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Epher
Epher. 1. Son of Midian and grandson of Abraham through his concubine Keturah, whose tribe was sent to the east. Some were supportive of Abraham’s descendants and others became enemies (Gn 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33).2. Son of Ezrah from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:17).3. Head of a household and a great warrior
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Epher (chief)
3. The first of five “heads of their fathers’ houses,” described as “mighty warriors, famous men” in the half-tribe of Manasseh, who dwelt between Bashan and Mt. Hermon (1 Ch. 5:23f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Epher
EPHER1. Son of Midian and grandson of Abraham through his concubine Keturah, whose tribe was sent to the east. Some were supportive of Abraham’s descendants and others became enemies (Gn 25:4; 1 Chr 1:33).2. Son of Ezrah from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:17).3. Head of a household and a great warrior in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Epher
Epher (ee´fuhr; Heb., “fawn” or “kid [of a mountain goat]”).1 A son of Midian and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33).2 The son of Ezrah, a descendant of Judah (1 Chron. 4:17).3 An ancestral family leader of the eastern half-tribe of Manasseh (1 Chron. 5:24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Epher
EPHER1. The second son of Midian and a descendant of Abraham through his marriage to Keturah (Gen 25:4).2. The third son of Ezrah of the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:17, RSV).3. One of the five heads of their fathers’ houses in the half tribe of Manasseh who dwelt between Bashan and Mount Hermon (1 Chr
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Epher
Epher (Heb. ʿēp̱er)1. The second son of Midian and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33); eponymous ancestor of a Midianite clan.2. The third son of Ezrah and eponymous ancestor of a Judahite clan (1 Chr. 4:17).3. The first mentioned in a list of “mighty warriors, famous men,”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Epher
E´pher (a calf), the second, in order, of the sons of Midian. Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33. (b.c. 1820.)
Epher
E´pher1. A son of Ezra, among the descendants of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:17.2. One of the heads of the families of Manasseh on the east of Jordan. 1 Chron. 5:24.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Epher
E´PHER (eʹfer; “gazelle”).1. The second named of the sons of Midian (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33) and Abraham’s son by Keturah.2. An Israelite of the tribe of Judah, apparently of the family of Caleb, who was the son of Jephunneh (1 Chron. 4:17).3. The head of one of the families of Manasseh, who were
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Epher
Ephera calf. (1.) One of the sons of Midian, who was Abraham’s son by Keturah (Gen. 25:4).(2.) The head of one of the families of trans-Jordanic Manasseh who were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser (1 Chr. 5:24).
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