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Perez
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of Judah and Tamar (Gen 38:29; 46:12). Perez was conceived when Tamar deceived Judah, after he refused to give her a husband. The story of Perez’s birth (Gen 38:27–29) is an example of a younger son becoming pre-eminent over his older brother—a common theme in the Old Testament. Perez appears in the genealogies of both King David and Jesus.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Perez, Son of Judah
Perez, Son of Judah (פֶּרֶץ‎, perets). Son of Judah and Tamar (Gen 38:29; 46:12). Perez was conceived when Tamar deceived Judah, after he refused to give her a husband. The story of Perez’s birth (Gen 38:27–29) is an example of a younger son becoming pre-eminent over his older brother—a common theme in
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Perez (Person)
PEREZ (PERSON) [Heb pereṣ (פֶּרֶץ)]. Var. PHARES. PEREZITES. The son of Judah and Judah’s daughter-in-law Tamar (Gen 38:28; 1 Chr 2:4; 4:1). He was the brother of Zerah (Gen 38:29) and the father of Hezron and Hamul (Gen 46:12; Num 26:21; 1 Chr 2:5).The story of his birth provides a popular etymology
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Perezite
Perez, Perezite. Son of Judah whose name is derived from a Hebrew word meaning “he who bursts forth”; his name refers to the manner in which he unexpectedly came first from Tamar’s womb before his twin brother Zerah (Gn 38:29). He fathered two sons, Hezron and Hamul, and became the ancestral head of
Phares, Pharez
Phares, Pharez. kjv forms of Perez, Judah’s elder son by Tamar.See Perez, Perezite.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Perez
Perez [Heb. pereš—‘a bursting forth, breach’; Gk. Phares]; AV OT also PHAREZ, AV NT PHARES; PHARES [Gk. Phares] (1 Esd. 5:5); PEREZITES perʹə-zīts [Heb. parṣî] (Nu. 26:20); AV PHARZITES. Twin son (with Zerah) born of the incestuous relationship between Tamar and her father-in-law Judah (Gen. 38).
Phares
Phares fârʹēz [Gk. Phares]. The Greek form of Perez son of Judah. “Phares” is used by the AV, RSV, and NEB in 1 Esd. 5:5, but by only the AV in Mt. 1:3; Lk. 3:33 (RSV, NEB, “Perez”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Perez, Perezite
PEREZ, PEREZITE Son of Judah whose name is derived from a Hebrew word meaning “he who bursts forth”; his name refers to the manner in which he unexpectedly came first from Tamar’s womb before his twin brother, Zerah (Gn 38:29). He fathered two sons, Hezron and Hamul, and became the ancestral head of
Phares, Pharez
PHARES*, PHAREZ* kjv forms of Perez, Judah’s elder son by Tamar. See Perez, Perezite.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Perez
Perez (pee´riz; Heb., “a breach”), a son of Judah and Tamar; his twin brother was Zerah. Gen. 38:28–30 tells the story of his birth with an accent on the rivalry of the twins within the womb. Zerah put his hand out of the womb first and the midwife bound his wrist with a crimson thread, saying, “This
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Perezites
PEREZ, PEREZITES. Perez (Heb. pereṣ), one of the sons of Judah by Tamar his daughter-in-law (1 Ch. 2:4; 4:1), was so named because though his twin Zarah put out his hand first, Perez was the first delivered, and it was said that he had ‘made a breach’ (rsv) or ‘broken forth’ (av) (pāraṣ; Gn. 38:29).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Perez
Perez (Heb. pereṣ; Gk. Pháres)A son of Judah and Tamar, the twin brother of Zerah, and an ancestor of David (Gen. 38:29; 46:12) and Jesus (Matt. 1:3; Luke 3:33). He was the eponymous ancestor of the Perezites (Num. 26:20).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Perez
Perez [pĕrˊĕz] (Heb. pereṣ “breach”; Gk. Phares). A son of Judah and Tamar, the twin brother of Zerah, and an ancestor of David and Jesus (Gen. 38:30; 46:12; KJV “Pharez”; Matt. 1:3; Luke 3:33; KJV “Phares”). He was the eponymous ancestor of the Perezites (Num. 26:20; KJV “Pharzites”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Perez
PEREZ (Hebrew, “breach”) The son of Judah and his daughter-in-law Tamar (Gen 38:29; 1 Chr 2:4, 4:1) and the brother of Zerah (Gen 38:30). His birth provided the origin of his name. When the time came for Tamar to give birth to her twins, “one put out a hand; and the midwife took and bound on his hand
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Perez
Pe´rez (breach). The “children of Perez,” or Pharez, the son of Judah, appear to have been a family of importance for many centuries. 1 Chron. 27:3; Neh. 11:4, 6.
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