Zerah the Levite
Zerah (1 Ch. 6:41)
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A descendant of Levi through Gershon. The son of Adaiah and father of Ethni. An ancestor of Asaph, a musician in the tabernacle during David’s reign (1 Chr 6:41).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
ZERAH (PERSON) [Heb zeraḥ (זֶרַח)]. ZERAHITES. The name means “dusk,” or more likely, is a shortened form of zĕraḥyāh or *zĕraḥʾēl, “Yahweh [God] has risen [like the morning-sun].” The name belongs to various persons and clans mentioned in the OT. Names from the root *ḎRḤ are attested in Amorite,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zerah. 1. One of the chiefs of the Edomites (Gn 36:17; 1 Chr 1:37), listed as the son of Reuel, Esau’s son by his wife Basemath, and likely the ancestor of Jobab, who later assumed the position of king of the Edomites (Gn 36:13, 33).2. One of the twin sons of Judah by his daughter-in-law Tamar (Gn 38:30;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ZERAH1. One of the chiefs of the Edomites (Gn 36:17; 1 Chr 1:37), listed as the son of Reuel, Esau’s son by his wife Basemath, and likely the ancestor of Jobab, who later assumed the position of king of the Edomites (Gn 36:13, 33).2. One of the twin sons of Judah by his daughter-in-law Tamar (Gn 38:30;
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zerah (zihr´uh).1 The son of Reul; he was an Edomite, the grandson of Esau and Basemath, the daughter of Ishmael (Gen. 36:13, 17; 1 Chron. 1:37; cf. Gen. 36:1–4).2 The father of Jobab, an early Edomite king (Gen. 36:33; 1 Chron. 1:44); possibly the same as 1.3 A twin son of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38:30;
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ZARA, ZARAH. Alternate forms of Zerah (see Zerah 3). One of the twin sons born to Judah and Tamar (Gen 38:30; 46:12; 1 Chr 2:4). He was the ancestor of Achan (Josh 7:1, 18, 24; 22:20) and Pethahiah (Neh 11:24), and the founder of the tribal family called Zarhites (Num 26:20) also referred to as the “sons
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zerah (Heb. zeraḥ) (also ZOHAR)1. An Edomite, son of Reuel and grandson of Esau. His descendants became a subtribe of Edom (Gen. 36:13, 17; 1 Chr. 1:37).2. An Edomite king, father of Jobab (Gen. 36:33; 1 Chr. 1:44).3. A twin son of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38:30; 46:12); founder of one of the subtribes
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary