Hepher (father of Zelophehad)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hepher, Son of Gilead
Hepher, Son of Gilead (חֵפֶר‎, chepher). Father of Zelophehad and leader of the Hepherites. Hepher’s granddaughters appealed to Moses for their inheritance (Num 26:32, 33; 27:1; Josh 17:2, 3).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hepher (Person)
HEPHER (PERSON) [Heb ḥēper (חֵפֶר)]. HEPHERITES. Three people in the OT bear this name. The noun is probably related to the West Semitic root ḥpr, meaning “to dig, search for” (cf. Ar ḥafara, Aram ḥĕpar), hence ḥēper would refer to something dug, such as a well. In post-biblical Hebrew ḥēper
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hepher (Person)
Hepher (Person). 1. Manassite and founder of the Hepherite family (Nm 26:32).2. Ashhur’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:6).3. One of David’s valiant warriors (1 Chr 11:36).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hepher hēʹfər; HEPHERITES hēʹfer-its [Heb. ḥēp̱er, ḥep̱rî].1. LXX Hopher (Nu. 26:32f; 27:1; Josh. 17:2f); the head of a family or clan of the tribe of Manasseh. The clan is called the Hepherites in Nu. 26:32.2. LXX Hēphal (1 Ch. 4:6); a man of Judah.3. LXX Hopher (1 Ch. 11:36); one of David’s
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hepher (Person)
HEPHER (Person)1. Manassite and founder of the Hepherite family (Nm 26:32).2. Ashhur’s son from Judah’s tribe (1 Chr 4:6).3. One of David’s valiant warriors (1 Chr 11:36).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hepher (hee´fuhr).1 A town west of the Jordan (Josh. 12:17).2 A son of Gilead (Num. 26:32; 27:1; Josh. 17:2, 3).3 A Judahite, the son of Ashhur and Narah (1 Chron. 4:6).4 A Mecherathite who became one of David’s warriors (1 Chron. 11:36).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HEPHER, HEPHERITES1. The son of Gilead and father of Zelophehad of the tribe of Manasseh. His descendants are called Hepherites. Although Zelophehad had only daughters, the inheritance was continued through them as through sons, thus keeping the family alive in Israel (Num 26:32; 27:1; Josh 17:2–3).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hepher (Person)
Hepher (Heb. ḥēp̱er) (PERSON)1. A son of Gilead and father of Zelophehad (Num. 26:32; 27:1; Josh. 17:2–3); eponymous ancestor of a Manassehite clan or other social group known as the Hepherites (Heb. ḥep̱rɩ̂; Num. 26:32).2. A descendant of Judah; son of Ashhur and Naarah (1 Chr. 4:6).3. A Mecherathite;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
HEPHER1. The head of a clan in the tribe of Manasseh (Num 26:32, 33; 27:1; 17:2, 3).2. One of the warriors in the service of David (1 Chr 11:36; 2 Sam 23).3. A defeated Canaanite town, next to Tappuah (Josh 12:17). It was in the territory of Manasseh.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
He´pher (a well).1. The youngest of the sons of Gilead, Num. 26:32, and head of the family of the Hepherites. (b.c. before 1450.)2. Son of Ashur, the “father of Tekoa.” 1 Chron. 4:6. (b.c. about 1445.)3. The Mecherathite, one of the heroes of David’s guard. 1 Chron. 11:36. (b.c. 1046.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
HE´PHER (heʹfer; a “pit, well”).1. The younger son of Gilead and great-grandson of Manasseh (Num. 27:1). He was the father of Zelophehad (26:33; 27:1; Josh. 17:2–3), and his descendants were called Hepherites (Num. 26:32), before 1400 b.c.2. The second son of Asshur (a descendant of Judah) by one of
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Gilead Father
Helek Brother
Iezer Brother
Noah Granddaughter
Mahlah Granddaughter
Milcah Granddaughter
Tirzah Granddaughter
Machir Grandfather
Hoglah Granddaughter
Mahlah Cousin
Ishhod Cousin
Abiezer Cousin
Peresh Uncle