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Hosah (gatekeeper)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hosah the Gatekeeper
Hosah the Gatekeeper (חֹסָה‎, chosah). A gatekeeper of Jerusalem in the family of Merari (1 Chr 16:38; 26:10–11, 16).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hosah (Person)
HOSAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥōsâ (חֹסָה)]. A gatekeeper of the levitical family of Merari. According to 1 Chr 16:38, Hosah (whose name means “refuge”), along with Obed-edom, was one of two gatekeepers at the tent which David pitched for the ark in Jerusalem. However, the status of Hosah and his descendants
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hosah (Person)
Hosah (Person). Merarite Levite who guarded the gate of the tent where the sacred ark was kept (1 Chr 16:38) when David brought it to Jerusalem. His gatekeeping responsibilities were shared by his sons (1 Chr 26:10–16).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hosah
Hosah hōʹsə [Heb. ḥōsâ]. One of the sons of Merari. He, his sons, and his brothers became responsible for the posting of guards at the west gate of Shallecheth (1 Ch. 26:10–19). He had previously been one of the gatekeepers in the tent of the ark when David brought the ark to Jerusalem (1 Ch. 16:37f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hosah (Person)
HOSAH (Person) Merarite Levite who guarded the gate of the tent where the sacred ark was kept (1 Chr 16:38) when David brought it to Jerusalem. His gatekeeping responsibilities were shared by his sons (26:10–16).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hosah
Hosah (hoh´suh; Heb., “refuge” or “protection”).1 A porter (gatekeeper) in the time of David (1 Chron. 16:38; 26:10).2 A village of Asher (Josh. 19:29), possibly the same as Uzu near Tyre.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hosah
HOSAH1. A border city of Asher, S or SE of Tyre (Josh 19:29). The exact location is uncertain; possibly to be identified with modern Khirbet el-Hosh. Moore suggests identification with Assyrian USU of Sennacherib’s Taylor Cylinder (ICC, Judges, p. 51), which in turn may be the mainland settlement of
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hosah
Hosah (Heb. ḥōsâ) (PERSON)A Levite from the line of Merari. He was a gatekeeper of the tent which David pitched for the ark when he brought it to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 16:38). Later Hosah, his sons, and their kin were responsible for guarding the west gate of Shallecheth (1 Chr. 26:10–11, 16).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hosah (Person)
HOSAH [hōˊzə] (Heb. ḥōsâ “refuge”) (PERSON). A Levite from the line of Merari. He was a gatekeeper of the tent which David pitched for the ark when he brought it to Jerusalem (1 Chr. 16:38). Later Hosah, his sons, and their kin were responsible for guarding the west gate of Shallecheth (26:10–11,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hosah
Ho´sah, a Merarite Levite, 1 Chron. 26:10, chosen by David to be one of the first doorkeepers to the ark after its arrival in Jerusalem. 1 Chron. 16:38. (b.c. 1014.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hosah
HO´SAH (hōʹsa; “hopeful”).1. A city of Asher, at a point on the boundary line where it turned from the direction of Tyre toward Achzib (Josh. 19:29); location unknown.2. A Levite of the family of Merari who, with thirteen of his relatives, was appointed gatekeeper to the Ark after its arrival in Jerusalem
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hosah
Hosahrefuge. (1.) A place on the border of the tribe of Asher (Josh. 19:29), a little to the south of Zidon.(2.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 16:38).
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Zechariah Son
Hilkiah Son
Shimri Son
Tebaliah Son
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