The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Rosh, Son of Benjamin
Rosh, Son of Benjamin (רֹאשׁ‎, rosh). A descendant of Jacob by his son Benjamin (Gen 46:21).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Rosh (Person)
ROSH (PERSON) [Heb rōʾš (רֹאשׁ)]. Seventh son or grandson of Benjamin (Gen 46:21). The Genesis genealogy is comprehensive including grandsons as if sons. The LXX lists Rosh as a son of Bela and thus Benjamin’s grandson. The Genesis list is also obscure, for the genealogies of Num 26:38–39 and 1 Chron
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Rosh. 1. Seventh of Benjamin’s 10 sons (Gn 46:21).2. Northern nation from the people of Magog often identified with Russia. The rsv rendering of Ezekiel 38:3 and 39:1, “the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal,” might better be translated “the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Rosh rosh, rōsh [Heb. rōʾš—‘head’]. According to the MT of Gen. 46:21 (cf. AV, RSV), the seventh son of Benjamin. The LXX, however, lists him as the son of Bela (cf. NEB) and grandson of Benjamin. The list in Gen. 46:21 differs significantly from those in Nu. 26:38–40 and 1 Ch. 8:1–7, where Rosh is
Rosh rosh, rōsh (NEB Ezk. 38:2f.; 39:1). Scholars are divided on the interpretation of Heb. rōʾš in these verses. Some read it as a place name (so NEB), while others render it “chief” (so AV, RSV). (See comms; see also Prince.)
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Rosh (Heb., “head”), a son of Benjamin; he is listed as one of those who descended to the Egyptian Delta with the Jacob tribes (Gen. 46:21).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ROSH1. The name of Benjamin’s seventh son (Gen 46:21). The LXX, however, lists him as the son of Bela, which would make him the grandson of Benjamin. Rosh seems to have died childless, for no descendants of his are listed in Num 26:38–41.2. The name of a people or land mentioned in Ezk 38:2–3; 39:1
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ROSH. 1. In the rv this word occurs in the title of Gog who is described as ‘prince of Rosh’ (Ezk. 38:2–3; 39:1). av, rvmg. and rsv interpret as a title itself, ‘chief’, ‘prince’. However, the name of a N people or country such as Meshech and Tubal is more probable. Gesenius suggested Russia, but this
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Rosh (Heb. rōʾš)A son (or grandson) of Benjamin, among those who accompanied Jacob to Egypt (Gen. 46:21; “head” or “chief”). His name does not occur in other lists of Benjamin’s descendants (Num. 26:38–41; 1 Chr. 7:6–12; 8:1–5).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Rosh [rŏsh] (Heb. rō˒š “head, chief”). A son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21). He probably died childless, since his name does not occur in later lists of Benjamin’s descendants (Num. 26:38–41; 1 Chr. 7:6–12; ch. 8).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Rosh (head). In the genealogy of Gen. 46:21, Rosh is reckoned among the sons of Benjamin.
Rosh, Ezek. 38:2, 3; 39:1, probably a proper name, referring to the first of the three great Scythian tribes of which Magog was the head.
See also
Benjamin Father
Bela Brother
Huppim Brother
Ashbel Brother
Ahiram Brother
Gera Brother
Becher Brother
Ard Brother
Muppim Brother
Ehi Brother
Jediael Brother
Rapha Brother
Nohah Brother
Aharah Brother
Jacob Grandfather
Joseph Uncle
Judah Uncle
Reuben Uncle
Rachel Grandmother
Levi Uncle
Gad Uncle
Simeon Uncle
Asher Uncle
Zebulun Uncle
Issachar Uncle
Naphtali Uncle
Dan Uncle
Manasseh Cousin
Ephraim Cousin
Zerah Cousin
Dinah Aunt
Perez Cousin
Jochebed Cousin
Merari Cousin
Kohath Cousin
Er Cousin
Gershon Cousin
Onan Cousin
Shelah Cousin
Saul Cousin
Carmi Cousin
Hezron Cousin
Jamin Cousin
Jachin Cousin
Nemuel Cousin
Pallu Cousin
Zohar Cousin
Beriah Cousin
Tola Cousin
Ishvi Cousin
Imnah Cousin
Naaman Nephew
Shillem Cousin
Guni Cousin
Enoch Cousin
Jashub Cousin
Puvah Cousin
Elon Cousin
Shimron Cousin
Hushim Cousin
Ohad Cousin
Jezer Cousin
Eri Cousin
Areli Cousin
Jahzeel Cousin
Shuni Cousin
Haggi Cousin
Sered Cousin
Serah Cousin
Shobal Cousin
Ezbon Cousin
Gera Nephew
Ishvah Cousin
Ziphion Cousin
Jahleel Cousin
Arodi Cousin
Abishua Nephew
Addar Nephew
Ozni Cousin
Huram Nephew
Zephon Cousin
Joash Nephew
Omri Nephew
Eliab Cousin
Abihud Nephew
Ahoah Nephew
Abijah Nephew
Elioenai Nephew
Eliezer Nephew
Jerimoth Nephew
Uzziel Nephew
Uzzi Nephew
Alemeth Nephew
Jarib Cousin
Ezbon Nephew
Bilhan Nephew
Ir Nephew
Anathoth Nephew
Bohan Cousin
Zemirah Nephew
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