Jezreel (son of Etam)
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A descendant of Judah mentioned only in 1 Chr 4:3. He is probably associated with the Judahite town of Jezreel (see, e.g., Josh 15:56; 1 Sam 25:43) and is perhaps its namesake.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jezreel (Person). 1. Eldest of Etam’s three sons and a descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3). Another possible reading suggests that Jezreel was one of the founding fathers of the town of Etam. Due to numerous scribal alterations within the Hebrew text, it is difficult to discern the original intent of the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JEZREEL (Person)1. Descendant of Etam from the tribe of Judah (1 Chr 4:3). Another possible reading suggests that Jezreel was one of the founding fathers of the town of Etam. Due to numerous scribal alterations within the Hebrew text, it is difficult to discern the original intent of the author.2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jezreel (jez´ree-uhl; Heb., “God sows”).1 A town on the southern border of Issachar, commanding the Valley of Jezreel, identified with modern Zer‘in at the foot of Mount Gilboa. Here the Israelites encamped before battling the Philistines (1 Sam. 29). It was also one of the towns over which Ishbaal,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JEZREEL1. A town in the Judean hill country (Josh 15:56). It was the home of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess (q.v.), one of David’s wives (1 Sam 25:43). It is possibly Khirbet Tarrama, about six miles SW of Hebron.2. A descendant of Judah (1 Chr 4:3), who presumably may have been have the eponymous ancestor
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JEZREEL. (Heb. Yizraʾel, ‘God sows’). 1. The town in Judah (Jos. 15:56), home of Ahinoam, one of David’s wives (1 Sa. 25:43). 2. A city of Issachar in the Jezreel plain (*Esdraelon), about 90 km N of Jerusalem, identified with Zerʾin (Jos. 19:18). The city and surroundings are associated with several
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jez´re-el (seed of God), a descendant of the father or founder of Etam, of the line of Judah. 1 Chron. 4:3. (b.c. about 1445.)
Jez´re-el1. A city situated in the plain of the same name between Gilboa and Little Hermon, now generally called Esdraelon. [Esdraelon.] It appears in Josh. 19:18, but its historical importance dates from the reign of Ahab, b.c. 918–897, who chose it for his chief residence. The situation of the modern
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JEZ´REEL (jezʹrēl; “God sows”).1. A descendant of the father (or founder) of Etam, of the line of Judah (1 Chron. 4:3).2. The oldest son of the prophet Hosea, so called because of the great slaughter predicted by his father (Hos. 1:4–5), about 748 b.c. See “The bloodshed of Jezreel,” in no. 3, below.