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Gibbar
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Name given to identify an eponymous ancestor (or leader) of a family who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:20). Many of the names found in Ezra 2:20–35 are also place names which could indicate either that some of the people who returned from exile adopted the name of the village where they settled or that the people took the name of their ancestral home as a family name or personal name. The spelling gibbar in Ezra 2:20 may be a scribal error for “Gibeon” (גִּבְעוֹן‎, giv'on), the name found in the parallel list at Neh 7:25.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
Gibbar (גִּבָּר‎, gibbar). Name given to identify an eponymous ancestor (or leader) of a family who returned to Judah from exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:20). Many of the names found in Ezra 2:20–35 are also place names which could indicate either that some of the people who returned from exile adopted
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Gibbar (Person)
GIBBAR (PERSON) [Heb gibbār (גִּבָּר)]. Name of a family returning to Palestine with Zerubbabel shortly after 538 b.c.e., the end of the Babylonian exile. Ezra 2:20 includes the “sons of Gibbar” in a list of the “men of the people of Israel” (Ezra 2:2b–35), distinguishing them from the priests, Levites,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Gibbar
Gibbar. Forefather of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:20). The parallel list in Nehemiah 7:25 reads “sons of Gibeon,” suggesting that “Gibbar” may be a textual corruption. Some support for this view lies in the fact that Ezra 2:21 begins listing descendants by home city rather
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Gibbar
Gibbar gibʹār [Heb. gibbār—‘hero’]. In Ezr. 2:20 the “sons of Gibbar” are mentioned among those who returned with Zerubbabel. The parallel passage (Neh. 7:25) has “sons of Gibeon.” It has been suggested that Gibbar might be a corruption of Gibeon, but this is uncertain.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
GIBBAR Forefather of a family that returned to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:20). The parallel list in Nehemiah 7:25 reads “sons of Gibeon,” suggesting that “Gibbar” may be a textual corruption. Some support for this view lies in the fact that Ezra 2:21 begins listing descendants by their home city
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Gibbar
GIBBAR. In (Ezr 2:20) the “children of Gibbar” are mentioned among the those who returned with Zerubbabel from Exile. However, the passage in (Neh 7:25) has “children of Gibeon.” It is possible that Gibbar is a corruption of “Gibeon.”
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Gibbar
Gibbar (Heb. gibbār)The ancestral home of a family who returned with Zerubbabel from exile (Ezra 2:20). The name may be a corruption of Gibeon, which appears in the parallel list (Neh. 7:25).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
Gibbar [gĭbˊär] (Heb. gibbār “hero”). The ancestral home of persons who returned with Zerubbabel from exile (Ezra 2:20). The name may be a corruption of Gibeon, which appears in the parallel list (Neh. 7:25).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
Gib´bar (gigantic), the father of some who returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon. Ezra 2:20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
GIB´BAR (gibʹar; “mighty man,” a “hero”). An Israelite whose descendants, to the number of ninety-five, returned with Zerubbabel from Babylon (Ezra 2:20), before 536 b.c. This is probably an error for the remnants of the natives of Gibeon (Neh. 7:25).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Gibbar
GIBBAR [GIB bahr] (mighty man) — a man whose descendants returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:20).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
GIBBAR
GIBBAR<gib’-ar> ([גִּבָּר‎, gibbar], “hero”):, In Ezr 2:20 the “children of Gibbar” are mentioned among those who returned with Zerubbabel. The parallel passage (Neh 7:25) has “children of Gibeon.”