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Peleg
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The brother of Joktan. The explanation for the name is given in Gen 10:25: “for in his days the earth was divided.” (see also 1 Chr 1:19). This division probably refers to the scattering of the world’s population after the Tower of Babel incident recorded in Gen 11:1–9.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Peleg, Son of Eber
Peleg, Son of Eber (פֶּלֶג‎, peleg). The brother of Joktan. The explanation for the name is given in Gen 10:25: “for in his days the earth was divided.” (see also 1 Chr 1:19). This division probably refers to the scattering of the world’s population after the Tower of Babel incident recorded in Gen 11:1–9.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Peleg (Person)
PELEG (PERSON) [Heb peleg (פֶּלֶג)]. Son of Eber when he was 34, brother of Joktan, and at 30 the father of Reu, in the line from Noah to Abraham (Gen 10:25; 11:16–19). Peleg lived 239 years. During his life “the earth was divided” (10:25); the meaning of this expression and the meaning of Peleg’s name
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Peleg
Peleg. Son of Eber and the father of Reu (Gn 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Chr 1:19, 25; Lk 3:35, kjv Phalec) in whose day the earth was divided (Peleg means division or water course). Precisely what the division refers to is still debated. Suggestions include: (1) the geographical and linguistic dispersion following
Phalec
Phalec. kjv rendering of Peleg, a descendant of Shem and an ancestor of Jesus, in Luke 3:35.See Peleg.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Peleg
Peleg pelʹeg [Heb. peleg̱—‘watercourse,’ ‘division’ (?); Gk. Phalek]; AV also PHALEC (Lk. 3:35). The son of Eber and the father of Reu (Gen. 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Ch. 1:19, 25), thus an ancestor of Abraham and Jesus (Lk. 3:35). The meaning of the statement “in his days the earth was divided [Heb. nip̱leg̱â]” (Gen.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Peleg
PELEG Son of Eber and father of Reu (Gn 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Chr 1:19, 25; Lk 3:35). During his lifetime, the earth was divided (Peleg means “division” or “watercourse”). Precisely what the division refers to is still debated. Suggestions include (1) the geographical and linguistic dispersion following
Phalec
PHALEC* kjv rendering of Peleg, a descendant of Shem and an ancestor of Jesus, in Luke 3:35. See Peleg.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Peleg
Peleg (pee´lig), the ancestor of the Mesopotamian branch of the sons of Eber (“Hebrews”)—those who lived by irrigation (cf. Heb. peleg, “canal”). It was though Peleg that Abram (Abraham) was descended from Shem (Gen. 11:16–26). When Gen. 10:25 notes that it was in the days of Peleg that the earth was
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Peleg
PELEG. A son of Eber of the family of Shem in whose days the peoples of the world were divided (Gen 10:25). The verb form, pâlag, is used in the same verse and is translated “divided.” See Dispersion of Mankind.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Peleg
PELEG (Heb. peleḡ, ‘water-course, division’). The son of Eber, brother of Yoqtan (*Joktan), and grandson of Shem (Gn. 10:25). In his time the earth was ‘divided’, the word used (nip̱leḡâ) being a play on, or explanation of, his name. This is commonly held to refer to the splitting up of the world’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Peleg
Peleg (Heb. peleg̱; Gk. Phalek)A son of Eber; an ancestor of Abraham (Gen. 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Chr. 1:19–25) and, by Luke’s reckoning, Jesus (Luke 3:35). The etymological remark that “in his days the earth was divided (Heb. plg)” (Gen. 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19) may refer to the dispersion of mankind following
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Peleg
Peleg [pēˊlĕg] (Heb. peleg̱ “canal, division”; Gk. Phalek). A son of Eber, and an ancestor of the Israelites (Gen. 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Chr. 1:19–25; Luke 3:35; KJV “Phalec”). The etymological remark that “in his days the earth was divided” (Gen. 10:25; 1 Chr. 1:19) may refer to the dispersion
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Peleg
PELEG (Hebrew, from a root meaning “divide”) The son of Eber, the brother of Joktan, and the father of Reu (Gen 10:25; 11:16–19; 1 Chr 1:19, 25). During his long life “the earth was divided” (Gen 10:25)—an expression that could refer to the geographical dispersion of different peoples or possibly to
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Peleg
Pe´leg (division, part), son of Eber and brother of Joktan. Gen. 10:24; 11:16. The only incident connected with his history is the statement that “in his days was the earth divided,” an event embodied in the meaning of his name—“division.” The reference is to a division of the family of Eber himself,
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