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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).
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Phu´vah (mouth), one of the sons of Issachar, Gen. 46:13, and founder of the family of the Punites.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jacob’s Son Uncle