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Zerah (1 Ch. 6:41)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zerah the Levite
Zerah the Levite (זֶרַח‎, zerach). 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).
Zerah, Son of Judah
Zerah, Son of Judah (זֶרַח‎, zerach). The son of Judah and Tamar and twin brother of Perez (Gen 38:27–30; 46:12; 1 Chr 2:4). The ancestral head of the Zerahite clan (Num 26:20). The father of five sons and ancestor of Achan (1 Chr 2:6; Josh 7:1–24; 22:20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zerah (Person)
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
Zara, Zarah
Zara, Zarah. kjv alternate forms of Zerah, Judah’s son, in Genesis 38:20; 46:12; and Matthew 1:3.See Zerah #2.
Zerah
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
Zerah
Zerah zēʹrə [Heb. zeraḥ—‘shining forth’ (?); Gk. Zara (Mt. 1:3)]; AV also ZARA (Mt. 1:3), ZARAH (Gen. 38:30; 46:12); NEB NT ZARAH.
Zerah
1. An Edomite chief; son of Reuel and grandson of Esau and Basemath the daughter of Ishmael (Gen. 36:13, 17; 1 Ch. 1:37).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zara, Zarah
ZARA*, ZARAH* kjv alternate forms of Zerah, Judah’s son, in Genesis 38:30, 46:12, and Matthew 1:3. See Zerah #2.
Zerah
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
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
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
Zerah
ZERAH1. A chief of Edom (perhaps the same as 2 below), son of Reuel, and descendant of Esau and Bashemath (Gen 36:13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37).2. The father of Jobab, second of the early kings of Edom (Gen 36:33; 1 Chr 1:44).3. Son of Judah and Tamar and twin of Pharez (Gen 38:30; 1 Chr 2:4). A scarlet
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zerah
ZERAH. From Heb. zāraḥ, ‘to rise, shine/come forth’, especially of the sun.1. Son of Reuel son of Esau and Basemath (Gn. 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Ch. 1:35, 37), who might be same as: 2. Father of Jobab, second of the early kings of Edom (Gn. 36:33; 1 Ch. 1:44).3. Son of Judah by Tamar, and twin of Perez
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zerah
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
Zerah
ZERAH The name of several men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Judah by Tamar (Gen 38:30) and the father of the Zerahite clan of Judah (Num 26:20; 1 Chr 2:4, 6). Achan was a member of the clan, and his doom was a warning for those who sinned against the ban placed on Jericho (Josh 7:1; 22:20).2.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zerah
Ze´rah (rising (of the sun)).1. A son of Reuel, son of Esau, Gen. 36:13; 1 Chron. 1:37, and one of the “dukes” or phylarchs of the Edomites. Gen. 36:17. (b.c. after 1760.)2. Less properly, Zarah, twin son, with his elder brother Pharez, of Judah and Tamar. Gen. 38:30; 1 Chron. 2:4; Matt. 1:3. (b.c.
See also
Relatives
Adaiah Father
Ethni Son
Ethan Grandfather
Roles