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Hezir (priest)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hezir the Priest
Hezir the Priest (חֵזִיר‎, chezir). A descendant of Levi, in service as a priest during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:15).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hezir (Person)
HEZIR (PERSON) [Heb ḥēzı̂r (חֵזִיר)]. The name of two men in the OT. It may mean “swine” (IPN 230).1. A priest who received the seventeenth position in the priestly order of the temple during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:15). An evaluation of the historical reliability of his existence in the time of David
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hezir
Hezir. 1. Levite and head of the 17th of 24 divisions of priests for sanctuary service formed during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:15).2. Israelite leader who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant during the postexilic era (Neh 10:20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hezir
Hezir hēʹzhər [Heb. ḥēzîr; LXX B Chēzein, A Iezir].1. A Levite in the time of David (1 Ch. 24:15).2. [LXX Hezeir]. A chief of the people in the time of Nehemiah (Neh. 10:20 [MT 21]).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hezir
HEZIR1. Levite and head of the 17th of 24 divisions of priests for sanctuary service formed during David’s reign (1 Chr 24:15).2. Israelite leader who set his seal on Ezra’s covenant during the postexilic era (Neh 10:20).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hezir
HEZIR1. The head of the 17th course of priests in the time of David (1 Chr 24:15).2. The head of a family who signed the covenant in the time of Nehemiah (Neh 10:20).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hezir
Hezir (Heb. ḥēzɩ̂r)1. The leader of the seventeenth division of priests during the time of David (1 Chr. 24:15).2. A Levite who set his seal to the renewed covenant under Nehemiah (Neh. 10:20 [MT 21]).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hezir
He´zir (swine).1. A priest in the time of David, leader of the seventeenth monthly course in the service. 1 Chron. 24:15. (b.c. 1014.)2. One of the heads of the people (laymen) who sealed the solemn covenant with Nehemiah. Neh. 10:20. (b.c. 410.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hezir
HE´ZIR (heʹzir; “swine, boar”).1. The head of the seventeenth course of priests as established by David (1 Chron. 24:15), after 1000 b.c.2. One of the heads of the people who sealed the solemn covenant with Nehemiah (Neh. 10:20), 445 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hezir
Hezirswine or strong. (1.) The head of the seventeenth course of the priests (1 Chr. 24:15). (2.) Neh. 10:20, one who sealed Nehemiah’s covenant.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hezir
HEZIR [HEE zur] (pig) — the name of two Old Testament men:1. A Levite in the time of David (1 Chr. 24:15).2. A leader of the people who sealed the covenant after the Captivity (Neh. 10:20).
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