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Seir (Person)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Seir
Seir (שֵׂעִיר‎, se'ir). A descendant of Abraham through Esau (Gen 36:20–21; 1 Chr 1:38).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Seir (Person)
SEIR (PERSON) [Heb śēʿı̂r (שֵׂעִיר)]. Ancestor of people living in Edom (Gen 36:20–21; 1 Chr 1:38). Seir belonged to the ethnic group of the Horites who lived in the hill country of Seir (Gen 14:6). See SEIR (PLACE). According to Deut 2:12, 22 the Horites were defeated and displaced by the Edomites.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Seir (Person)
Seir (Person). Father of seven sons and a descendant of Abraham through Esau’s line. Originally a Horite tribe dwelling in the land of Edom, this nation was first dispossessed by but later intermarried with Esau’s descendants. Perhaps for this reason Seir and his offspring were included in the genealogies
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Seir (Person)
SEIR (Person) Father of seven sons and a descendant of Abraham through Esau’s line. Originally a Horite tribe dwelling in the land of Edom, the nation descended from Seir was first dispossessed by, but later intermarried with, Esau’s descendants. Perhaps for this reason Seir and his offspring were included
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Seir
Seir (Heb. kēʿɩ̂r) (PERSON)The progenitor of the Horites, the original inhabitants of Mt. Seir (Gen. 36:20–21; 1 Chr. 1:38; cf. Gen. 14:6; Deut. 2:12, 22).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Seir (Person)
SEIR [sēˊər, sāˊîr] (Heb. śē˓îr “hairy, forested”) (PERSON). The progenitor of the Horites, the original inhabitants of Mt. Seir (Gen. 36:20–21; 1 Chr. 1:38; cf. Gen. 14:6; Deut. 2:12, 22).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Seir
SE´IR (sēʹir; “rough, hairy”). A chief of the Horites (which see), the former inhabitants of the country afterward possessed by the Edomites (Gen. 36:20–21; 1 Chron. 1:38). Whether he gave the name to the country or took it from it is uncertain.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Seir
Seirrough; hairy. (1.) A Horite; one of the “dukes” of Edom (Gen. 36:20–30).(2.) The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea. It was
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Seir
SEIR [SEE ur] (hairy, rough) — the name of two places and one person in the Old Testament:1. The mountainous country stretching from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea, east of the gorge called the Arabah (Gen. 14:6). The elevations of Seir range from 183 meters (600 feet) to 1,830 meters (6,000 feet).Two
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Seir
Seir [Seer](Hebrew origin: Shaggy)(Genesis 36:20). Unspecified date. Seir, the Horite, gave his name to the region, south of the Dead Sea, where he lived. Later, when Esau and his descendants settled there, the land became known as Edom. Seir’s sons, chiefs of clans, were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SEIR
SEIR see´uhr [שֵׂעִירseʿir]. 1. Genesis 36:20–30 refers to a man named Seir, from which the region supposedly took its name. His descendants lived in Seir before the coming of Esau, who settled in Seir and became the ancestor of the Edomites (Gen 36:8–14; Deut 2:12).2. The region east of the Arabah
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