Hepher (father of Zelophehad)
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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).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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 (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
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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