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Puvah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Puvah, Son of Issachar
Puvah, Son of Issachar (פֻּוָּה‎, puwwah). Sometimes spelled as Puah (פּוּאָה‎, pu'ah). The second of four sons of Issachar who went with Jacob to Egypt; eponymous ancestor of the Punites (Gen 46:13; Num 26:23; see also 1 Chr 7:1).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Puvah (Person)
PUVAH (PERSON) [Heb pūwwâ (פֻּוָּה)]. Var. PUAH. PUNITES. The second of the four sons of Issachar (Gen 46:13). Puvah was the grandson of Jacob and Leah, and his name was included in the list of the seventy people who descended with Jacob and his family to Egypt (Gen 46:8–27). According to the second
Puah (Person)
PUAH (PERSON) [Heb pûʿâ (פּוּעָה‎), pûʾâ (פּוּאָה)]. Var. PUVAH. 1. One of two named midwives of the Hebrews in Egypt (Exod 1:15). The midwives were ordered by the king of Egypt to kill all the male infants of the Hebrews at birth. An engaging question has to do with the ethnicity of the midwives.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Puvah
Puvah. Issachar’s son, who went with Jacob and his household to Egypt where they sought refuge from the severe famine in Palestine (Gn 46:13, kjv Phuvah). Puvah founded the Punite family (Nm 26:23, kjv Pua), and is alternately called Puah in 1 Chronicles 7:1.
Phuvah
Phuvah. kjv spelling of Puvah, Issachar’s son, in Genesis 46:13.See Puvah.
Puah
Puah. 1. One of two Hebrew midwives Egypt ordered by Pharaoh to kill Hebrew males at birth. However, she feared God and did not carry out the order (Ex 1:15).2. Father of Tola, a judge of Israel (Jgs 10:1).3. Alternate form of Puvah, Issachar’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:1.See Puvah.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Puvah
Puvah pūʹvə [Heb. puwwâ, puwâ]; AV PHUVAH, PUA; NEB PUA. Issachar’s second son, who was among those who went down to Egypt with Jacob (Gen. 46:13); ancestor of the Punites, who were counted in the census taken by Moses and Eleazar (Nu. 26:23). He is called “Puah” in 1 Ch. 7:1.
Puah
1. [Heb. pûʾâ] (1 Ch. 7:1); NEB PUA. The second son of Issachar, called Puvah in Gen. 46:13; Nu. 26:23.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Puvah
PUVAH* Issachar’s son, who went with Jacob and his household to Egypt, where they sought refuge from the severe famine in Palestine (Gn 46:13; nlt “Puah”). Puvah founded the Punite family (Nm 26:23) and is alternately called Puah in 1 Chronicles 7:1.
Phuvah
PHUVAH* kjv spelling of Puvah, Issachar’s son, in Genesis 46:13. See Puvah.
Puah
PUAH1. One of two Hebrew midwives ordered by Pharaoh to kill Hebrew males at birth. However, she feared God and did not carry out the order (Ex 1:15).2. Father of Tola, a judge of Israel (Jgs 10:1).3. Alternate form of Puvah, Issachar’s son, in 1 Chronicles 7:1. See Puvah.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Puah
Puah (pyoo´uh).1 One of the midwives of the Hebrews who cleverly disobeyed Pharaoh’s orders and spared the male Hebrew children (Exod. 1:15). She is mentioned with Shiprah, another midwife, who assisted her in rescuing babies. It is not clear whether Shiprah and Puah were Hebrews or Egyptians.2 The
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Phuvah
PHUVAH. The second of Issachar (Gen 46:13), described as an ancestor of the Punites in the census taken by Moses (Num 26:23;) KJV, Pua; ASV, RSV, Puvah); also spelled Puah (1 Chr 7:1).
Pua
PUA. The Heb. name puwwaÆ occurs in Num 26:23 and refers to one of the sons of Issachar, whose descendants were called Punites (q.v.). The name (with the same Heb. spelling) also appears as Phuvah in Gen 46:13, and in a longer Heb. form (pu’>a’) in 1 Chr 7:1.
Puah
PUAH. Two persons in the OT had this name, but the Heb. spelling is different.1. One of the Heb. midwives (Ex 1:15, Heb. pu’>a’). Along with Shiphrah she was commanded by Pharaoh to kill all male Israelite infants at birth. This gruesome order was intended to curb a steadily rising Heb. population which
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Puvah
Puvah (Heb. puwwâ) (also PUAH)The second son of Issachar, among those who accompanied Jacob to Egypt (Gen. 46:13). He is called Puah (3) at 1 Chr. 7:1. He was the ancestor of the Punites (Num. 26:23).
Puah
Puah (Heb. pûʿâ, pûʾâ) (also PUVAH)1. One of the two midwives to the Hebrew women in Egypt (Exod. 1:15). It is unclear if the two women, Shiphrah and Puah, were Hebrew or Egyptian. Summoned to assist in Pharaoh’s plan of genocide for Hebrew male babies, they disobeyed and let them live. The two
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Puvah
Puvah [pōōˊvə] (Heb. puwwâ). The second son of Issachar (Gen. 46:13; KJV “Phuvah”; Num. 26:23; KJV “Pua”), called Puah (3) at 1 Chr. 7:1. He was the ancestor of the Punites (Num. 26:23).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Puah
PUAH One of the midwives of the Hebrews in Egypt who refused to obey the Pharaoh’s command to kill all the male infants of the Hebrews at birth (Exod 1:15).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Phuvah
Phu´vah (mouth), one of the sons of Issachar, Gen. 46:13, and founder of the family of the Punites.
Pua
Pu´a, properly Puvvah. Phuvah the son of Issachar. Num. 26:23. (b.c. 1452.)
Puah
Pu´ah (splendid).1. The father of Tola, a man of the tribe of Issachar, and judge of Israel after Abimelech. Judges 10:1. (b.c. 1211.)2. The son of Issachar, 1 Chron. 7:1, elsewhere called Phuvah and Pua.3. One of the two midwives to whom Pharaoh gave instructions to kill the Hebrew male children
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Puah
PU´AH (pūʹa). The name of two men and one woman.1. Heb. pû˒â, 1 Chron. 7:1. See Puvvah.2. Heb. pû˓â, one of the two midwives to whom Pharaoh gave instructions to kill the Hebrew male children at their birth (Ex. 1:15). The two—Shiphrah and Puah—are supposed to have been the chief and representative
Puvvah
PU´VVAH (pūʹva). One of the sons of Issachar (Gen. 46:13; NIV, “Puah,” but see marg.). The name is given as “Puvah” (Num. 26:23; NIV, “Puah”) and “Puah” (1 Chron. 7:1; so NIV). His descendants are called Punites (Num. 26:23; NIV, “Puite”).
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