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Ezrahites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ezrahites
Ezrahites (אֶזְרָחִי‎, ezrachiy). A title given to Heman (Psa 88:title) and Ethan, son of Zerah (1 Kgs 4:31). The meaning of the term Ezrahite is unknown.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
EZRAHITE [Heb ʾezrāḥı̂ (אֶזְרָחִי)]. Clan or family name of Ethan and Heman, wise men in ancient Israelite literature (1 Kgs 5:11—Eng 4:31; Pss 88:1; 89:1). It has also been suggested that “Ezrahites” could be another form of the “sons of Zerah” found in 1 Chr 2:6.W. F. Albright has proposed that
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ezrahite
Ezrahite. Word occurring only three times in the OT. Twice it is used as a title for Ethan (Ps 89 title; 1 Kgs 4:31) and once as a name given to Heman (Ps 88 title). It is no longer thought to be a family name, but instead signifies a member of a pre-Israelite family.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ezrahite
Ezrahite ezʹrə-hīt [Heb. ʾezrāḥî; Gk. Asebōn]. Found in 1 K. 4:31 and in the titles of Pss. 88, 89; the clan of traditional Hebrew sages headed by Ethan and Heman, sons of the Judahite Zerah (1 Ch. 2:6). Interpretations based on Gk. autóchthōn favor the meaning “aborigine, native of the land” (W.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
EZRAHITE Word occurring only three times in the OT. Twice it is used as a title for Ethan (1 Kgs 4:31; Ps 89 title) and once as a name given to Heman (Ps 88 title). It is no longer thought to be a family name, but instead signifies a member of a pre-Israelite family.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ezrahite
EZRAHITE. A descendant of Zerah of the tribe of Judah as Ethan the Ezrahite (1 Kgs 4:31; 1 Chr 2:16; Ps 89, title), whose wisdom was exceeded only by that of Solomon. Heman, his brother, is called the Ezrahite in the title of Ps 88. Or 1 Kgs 4:31 could mean that Ethan was an ’ezrāḥɩ̂, a native, i.e.,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ezrahite
Ezrahite (Heb. ʾezrāḥɩ̂)An alternate form of the gentilic Zerahite, designating the descendants of Zerah (1 Chr. 2:6). Ethan and Heman were famous members of this clan (1 Kgs. 4:31 [MT 5:11]; cf. the superscriptions of Pss. 88–89).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
Ezrahite [ĕzˊrə hīt] (Heb. ˒ezrāḥî). An alternate form of the gentilic Zerahite, designating the descendants of Zerah (1 Chr. 2:6). Ethan and Heman were famous members of this clan (1 Kgs. 4:31; cf. the superscriptions of Pss. 88–89).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite the
Ez´rahite, The (son of Zerah), a title attached to two persons—Ethan, 1 Kings 4:31; Ps. 89, title, and Heman, Ps. 88, title.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
EZ´RAHITE (ezʹra-hīt). The patronymic of the Levites Heman and Ethan (1 Kings 4:31; titles of Pss. 88, 89). Their Levitical descent is not at variance with the epithet Ezrahite (or Ezrachite), for they were incorporated into the Judean family of Zerach. Thus the Levite (Judg. 17:7) is spoken of as belonging
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
Ezrahitea title given to Ethan (1 Kings 4:31; Ps. 89, title) and Heman (Ps. 88, title). They were both sons of Zerah (1 Chr. 2:6).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Ezrahite
EZRAHITE [EZ ruh hite] — the title of Ethan (1 Kin. 4:31) and Heman (Psalm 88 title). Ezrahites were descendants of Zerah, head of a Judahite family (1 Chr. 2:6).