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Eshcol (relative of Mamre)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eshcol, Relative of Mamre
Eshcol, Relative of Mamre (אֶשְׁכֹּל‎, eshkol). Brother or some other relative of Mamre the Amorite (Gen 14:13; Gen 14:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Person)
ESHCOL (PERSON) [Heb ʾeškōl (אֶשְׁכֹּל)]. A brother of Aner and Mamre, who were allies of Abram (Gen 14:13, 24; see ANER). Eshcol is a personification of the place name naḥal ʾeškōl, “valley of grapes” (Num 13:23, 24; 32:9; Deut 1:24) near Hebron in the same way as the name of Mamre, another locality
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eshcol (Person)
Eshcol (Person). Amorite who, with his brothers Mamre and Aner, helped the patriarch Abraham defeat the forces of Chedorlaomer and rescue Lot and his family (Gn 14:13, 24).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eshcol
Eshcol eshʹkol [Heb. ʾeškōl—‘cluster’; Gk. Eschōl]. The brother of Mamre and Aner, the Amorite allies of Abraham who took part with him in the pursuit and defeat of Chedorlaomer’s forces (Gen. 14:13, 24). He lived in the neighborhood of Hebron (13:18) and may have given his name to the Valley of
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Person)
ESHCOL (Person) Amorite who, with his brothers Mamre and Aner, helped the patriarch Abraham defeat the forces of Kedorlaomer and rescue Lot and his family (Gn 14:13, 24).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eshcol
The fertile valley of Eshol where the twelve spies picked grapes. HFVESHCOL1. A relative of Mamre and Aner, who formed an alliance with Abraham in Hebron, and joined his campaign in the rescue of Lot (cf. Gen 14:13–24).2. A valley N of Hebron where the 12 spies sent out by Moses plucked huge clusters
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eshcol
ESHCOL. 1. Brother of Mamre and Aner, who were ‘confederates’ with Abraham when in Hebron, and joined with his company in the rescue of Lot (Gn. 14:13–24).2. The valley where the spies sent forth by Moses gathered a huge cluster (Heb. ’eškōl) of grapes, typical of the fruitfulness of the land (Nu.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eshcol
Eshcol (Heb. ʾeškōl) (PERSON)An Amorite dwelling near Hebron who, like his brothers Aner and Mamre, was an ally of Abram against Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:13, 24). The name may be a geographical designation.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Eshcol (Person)
ESHCOL [ĕshˊkŏl] (Heb. ˒eškōl “[grape-] cluster”) (PERSON.† An Amorite who dwelled near Hebron, like his two brothers, Aner and Mamre, Eshcol was an ally of the patriarch Abram against Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:13, 24). The name may be a geographical designation.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eshcol
Esh´col (cluster of grapes), brother of Mamre the Amorite and of Aner, and one of Abraham’s companions in his pursuit of the four kings who had carried off Lot. Gen. 14:13, 24. (b.c. 1912.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eshcol
ESH´COL (eshʹkol; “a bunch, cluster”).1. A young Amorite chief who, with his brothers Aner and Mamre, being in alliance with Abraham, joined him in recovering Lot from the hands of Chedorlaomer and his confederates (Gen. 14:13, 24), about 1955 b.c.2. A valley in the neighborhood of Hebron, the one
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eshcol
Eshcolbunch; brave. (1.) A young Amoritish chief who joined Abraham in the recovery of Lot from the hands of Chedorlaomer (Gen. 14:13, 24).(2.) A valley in which the spies obtained a fine cluster of grapes (Num. 13:23, 24; “the brook Eshcol,” A.V.; “the valley of Eshcol,” R.V.), which they took back
See also
Relatives
Mamre Brother