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Lecah (Place)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lecah
Lecah (לֵכָה‎, lekhah). Listed as a son of Er (1 Chr 4:21). However, the terminology in 1 Chr 4:21 could refer to a city and its founder; thus, Lecah could be a town in Judah founded by Er, rather than a person.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lecah (Place)
LECAH (PLACE) [Heb lēkâ (לֵכָה)]. A community founded by Er, son of Judah (1 Chr 4:21). The name is mentioned only this once; the location is unknown. The suggestion that the name might be a corruption of Lachish (as hinted by Aharoni, LBHG, 227) is untestable. The Chronicler adopts the genealogical
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Lecah
Lecah. Either a person, descendant of the Judahite Er, or an otherwise unknown place in Judah settled by Er, depending on one’s understanding of “father” (1 Chr 4:21).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Lecah
Lecah lēʹkə [Heb. lēḵâ] (1 Ch. 4:21). A son of Er in the genealogy of Judah (so RSV, AV); some scholars, e.g. KoB, p. 482, have held that Lecah was a village founded by Er (cf. NEB).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Lecah
LECAH Either a person, descendant of the Judahite Er, or an otherwise unknown place in Judah settled by Er, depending on one’s understanding of “father” (1 Chr 4:21).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Lecah
LECAH. Mentioned only in 1 Chr 4:21, as a son of Er, a descendant of Judah. He should probably be regarded as the founder of an otherwise unknown village in the territory of Judah.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Lecah
Lecah (Heb. lēḵâ)A Judahite, son of Er and descendant of Shelah (1 Chr. 4:21). The context, however, suggests that Lecah was a place in the tribal territory of Judah, founded by Er. Because Mareshah, mentioned in the same text, is located NW of Hebron, Lecah would have been in the same region, though
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Lecah
Lecah [lēˊkə] (Heb. lēḵâ). A son of Er and descendant of Shelah (1 Chr. 4:21). The context, however, suggests that Lecah was a place in the tribal territory of Judah, founded by Er. Because Mareshah, mentioned in the same text, is located northwest of Hebron, Lecah would have been in the same region,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Lecah
Le´cah (progress), a name mentioned in the genealogies of Judah, 1 Chron. 4:21 only, as one of the descendants of Shelah, the third son of Judah by the Canaanitess Bath-shua.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Lecah
LE´CAH (leʹka). A place in the tribe of Judah founded by Er (1 Chron. 4:21), not elsewhere mentioned.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
LECAH
LECAH<le’-ka> (לֵכָה‎ [lekhah]): A descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:21).
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