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Massa
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Massa, Son of Ishmael
Massa, Son of Ishmael (מַשָּׂא‎, massa'). A leader of a tribe of Ishmaelites and one of Ishmael’s twelve sons (Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Massa (Person)
MASSA (PERSON) [Heb maśśâʾ (מַשָּׂהא)]. A son of Ishmael (Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30). The “sons of Ishmael” were prominent Arab tribes of the 8th and 7th centuries b.c. See ISHMAELITES. As a tribe, Massa is attested both in the OT and in ANE texts.According to Assyrian *Mašʾayya, “the Massaean” and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Massa
Massa. Ishmael’s seventh son and Abraham’s grandson (Gn 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30). His descendants inhabited northwestern Arabia. Tiglath-pileser III mentions these people, along with the inhabitants of Tema (cf. Gn 25:15) and others, who were ruled by him and paid tribute to him. The people of Tema probably
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Massa
Massa masʹsə [Heb. maśśāʾ—‘load, burden,’ ‘oracle’]. Name of the seventh of the twelve sons of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14; 1 Ch. 1:30); evidently eponymous head of a tribe of the same name. Since other sons of Ishmael, e.g., Dumah, Tema, etc., seem to be associated with northeast Arabia, it is probable
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Massa
MASSA Ishmael’s seventh son and Abraham’s grandson (Gn 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30). His descendants inhabited northwestern Arabia. Tiglath-pileser III mentions these people, along with the inhabitants of Tema (cf. Gn 25:15) and others who were ruled by him and paid tribute to him. The people of Tema probably
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Massa
Massa (mas´uh), the seventh son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30) and an ancestor of a north Arabian tribe (associated with Tema). The attribution of the words of Agur (Prov. 30:1) and Lemuel (Prov. 31:1) to the region of Massa suggests Arabian sources for that material.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Massa
MASSA. One of the sons of Ishmael and descendant of Abraham (Gen 25:14; 1 Chr 1:30). According to the RSV, Agur (Prov 30:1) and King Lemuel (Prov 31:1) may have belonged to this Arabic tribe. There are references to Massa (Akk. Mas<a), Tema, and Nebajoth (cf. Gen 25:13–15) in the Assyrian inscriptions
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Massa
MASSA. The seventh of the twelve princes of Ishmael according to Gn. 25:14 and 1 Ch. 1:30, who apparently settled in N Arabia. Probably this tribe is to be identified with the Mas’a who paid tribute with Tema to Tiglath-pileser III (ANET, p. 283) and with the Masanoi, located by Ptolemy (5. 19, 2) NE
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Massa
Massa (Heb. makkāʾ)1. A son of Ishmael and eponymous ancestor of a northern Arabian tribe (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30). Akkadian sources (ANET, 283) place the Massaeans in the region of northern Arabia. Ptolemy (Geog. 5.18.2) mentions the “Masanoi” as situated in the area assigned to the Ishmaelites (i.e.,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Massa
Massa [măsˊə] (Heb. maśśā˒ “burden, oracle”).† A son of Ishmael and eponymous ancestor of a north Arabian tribe (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chr. 1:30). Assyrian inscriptions name Mas˒a with some of the other tribes of Ishmael, and the second-century A.D. geographer Ptolemy (Geog. v.18.2) mentions the Masanoi;
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Massa
Mas´sa (burden), a son of Ishmael. Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30. His descendants were not improbably the Masani, placed by Ptolemy in the east of Arabia, near the borders of Babylonia.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Massa
MAS´SA (masʹa; “burden”). A son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:14; 1 Chron. 1:30). His descendants were not improbably the Masani, who are placed by Ptolemy E of Arabia, near the borders of Babylonia. The Assyrian inscriptions name Massa with Tema and Nebaioth.
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Relatives
Ishmael Father
Hadad Brother
Mishma Brother
Mibsam Brother
Nebaioth Brother
Kedar Brother
Dumah Brother
Tema Brother
Jetur Brother
Naphish Brother
Adbeel Brother
Kedemah Brother
Basemath Sister
Mahalath Sister
Jacob Cousin
Abraham Grandfather
Isaac Uncle
Esau Cousin
Hagar Grandmother
Midian Uncle
Reuel Nephew
Shuah Uncle
Jokshan Uncle
Zimran Uncle
Medan Uncle
Ishbak Uncle
Dedan Cousin
Ephah Cousin
Epher Cousin
Sheba Cousin
Enoch Cousin
Abida Cousin
Eldaah Cousin
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