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Saraph
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Saraph, Son of Shelah
Saraph, Son of Shelah (שָׂרָף‎, saraph). A descendant of Shelah who ruled Moab (1 Chr 4:22).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Saraph (Person)
SARAPH (PERSON) [Heb śārāp (שָׂרָף)]. An individual of the tribe of Judah, identified as a ruler over Moab. The Vg rendering of 1 Chr 4:22 reflects a rabbinic tradition of a partial or total conquest of Moab by the men of Bethlehem.David Channing Smith
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Saraph
Saraph. Shelah’s son from Judah’s tribe. Saraph ruled in Moab and later returned to Lehem. Lehem may refer either to his own countrymen or to a geographical location. The reading of the Hebrew text is unclear (1 Chr 4:22).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Saraph
Saraph sârʹəf [Heb. śārāp̱—‘burning’]. A descendant of Judah through Shelah (1 Ch. 4:22). The RSV phrase “who ruled in Moab and returned to Lehem” is based on the Vulgate. The MT is obscure (cf. AV “who had dominion in Moab, and Jashubi-lehem”), and various emendations have been proposed (cf. NEB
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Saraph
SARAPH Shelah’s son from Judah’s tribe. Saraph ruled in Moab and later returned to Lehem. “Lehem” may refer either to his own countrymen or to a geographical location. The reading of the Hebrew text is unclear (1 Chr 4:22).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Saraph
Gold sacrophagus of King Tutankhamen. LLSARAPH. A descendant of Shelah, son of Judah, who had dominion in Moab (1 Chr 4:22), possibly governing that country when it was ruled by David or Solomon.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Saraph
Saraph [sârˊəf] (Heb. śārāp̱ “burning”). A descendant of Shelah of the tribe of Judah who ruled Moab for a time (1 Chr. 4:22).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Saraph
Sa´raph (burning), mentioned in 1 Chron. 4:22 among the descendants of Judah.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Saraph
SA´RAPH (saʹraf; “burning or serpent”). One of the descendants of Shelah, the son of Judah (1 Chron. 4:22), who seems to have lived about the time of the entrance of Israel into Canaan, as he is said to have had dominion in Moab (about 1400 b.c.).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Saraph
SARAPH [SAR if] — a descendant of the tribe of Judah. At one time Saraph ruled in Moab (1 Chr. 4:22).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SARAPH
SARAPH<sa’-raf>, <sa’-raf> ([שָׂרָת‎, saraph], “noble one”; compare [שָׂרַת‎, saraph], “burn” “shine”): A descendant of Judah through Shelah (1 Chronicles 4:22).
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Saraph
Saraph [Sair-uhf](Hebrew origin: Burning)(1 Chronicles 4:22). 17th century b.c. Saraph was one of the sons of Shelah, Judah’s youngest son. His brothers were Laadah, Jokim, Joash, and Er.
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Judah Grandfather
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Er Uncle
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