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Heglam
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The father of Uzza and Ahihud and the son of Ehud (1 Chr 8:7), likely Ehud the Judge. There is debate over how to understand the syntax of this reference to Gera. It may say that he was also called “Heglam.” The Hebrew reads וְגֵרָא הוּא הֶגְלָם‎ (wegera' hu' heglam). This statement could be taken as “Gera—he was Heglam” (e.g., NRSV; ESV), an explanation of a proper name, or as a verb phrase: “he deported them” (e.g., NIV; LEB).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Heglam, Son of Ehud
Gera, Son of Ehud (גֵּרָא‎, gera'). The father of Uzza and Ahihud and the son of Ehud (1 Chr 8:7), likely Ehud the Judge. There is debate over how to understand the syntax of this reference to Gera. It may say that he was also called “Heglam.” The Hebrew reads וְגֵרָא הוּא הֶגְלָם‎ (wegera' hu' heglam).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Heglam (Person)
HEGLAM (PERSON) [Heb heglām (הֶגְלָם)]. A proper name equated with Gera in the RSV (1 Chr 8:7). Of the modern biblical translations only the RSV recognizes this verbal form as a proper name. Beck (IDB 2: 577–78) seemingly incorrectly identifies heglām as an “… alternative for the hypocoristic name
Gera (Person)
GERA (PERSON) [Heb gērāʾ (גֵּרָא)]. Although Gera is a common NW Semitic name (McCarter 2 Samuel AB, 373), in the Bible the name is restricted to members of the tribe of Benjamin. Aside from the patronymic Gera which appears in prose accounts (see nos. 5 & 6 below), the identity of the other Geras
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Heglam
Heglam. Alternate name for Gera, Bela’s son, in 1 Chronicles 8:7.See Gera #4.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Heglam
Heglam hegʹləm [Heb. heg̱lām (1 Ch. 8:7); AV “he removed them”; NEB “he it was who removed them.” The AV and NEB take the Hebrew to be the hiphil of gālâ, “remove, take into exile.” The RSV rendering interprets it as an alternate name for Gera, the son of Ehud and father of Uzza and Ahihud.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Heglam
HEGLAM* Alternate name for Gera, Bela’s son, in 1 Chronicles 8:7. See Gera #4.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Gera
Gera (gee´ruh).1 A son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21).2 A son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:3).3 A second son of Bela and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chron. 8:5).4 A Benjaminite, the father of Ehud (Judg. 3:15).5 A Benjaminite, a son of Ehud (1 Chron. 8:7).It is difficult to separate these
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Heglam
HEGLAM. An alternate name for Gera q.v., a son of Ehud (1 Chr 8:7, RSV). However, KJV, ASV, JerusB, and Anchor Bible all treat the name as a verb and translate “he removed them,” “he led them into exile,” etc.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Heglam
Heglam (Heb. heg̱lām)A son of Ehud, and the father of Uzza and Ahihud; an alternate name for Gera (1 Chr. 8:7; NRSV mg “he carried them into exile”).
Gera
Gera (Heb. gērāʾ)A common Northwest Semitic name (short form of gēr-DN, “client of DN”) occurring in Egyptian records of the 20th Dynasty. The name also appears in Phoenician, in Samaria Ostracon 30, and in Arad Ostracon 64.1. A son of Benjamin; most likely the eponym of a Benjaminite clan (Gen.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Heglam
Heglam [hĕgˊləm] (Heb. heg̱lām).* A son of Ehud, and the father of Uzza and Ahihud; an alternate name for Gera (1 Chr. 8:7; KJV “he removed them”; RSV mg. “he carried them into exile”).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Heglam
HEGLAM (Hĕgʹ lam) NRSV interpretation of Hebrew text in 1 Chron. 8:7, taking as a proper name giving a second name to Gera what other translations translate as “who deported them.”
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Heglam
Heglam heg’luhm (הֶגְלָם, from גָּלָהH1655, hiphil “to take into exile”). Son of Ehud and father of Uzza and Ahihud (1 Chr. 8:7 NRSV). The passage is difficult, however, and it is possible that a person named Heglam did not exist. The Hebrew words wĕgērāʾ hûʾ heglām (NRSV, “and Gera, that is, Heglam”)
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Heglam
Heglam [heg-lum]: son of Ehud (2) and father of Uzza (2) and Ahihud (2); alternative name for Gera (2) (1 Chron. 8:7)
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