Zerah’s Army
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zerah the Ethiopian
Zerah the Ethiopian (זֶרַח‎, zerach). An Ethiopian whose army invaded Judah and was defeated by King Asa (2 Chr 14:9).
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,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
6. An “Ethiopian” (so AV, RSV; NEB “Cushite”; Heb. hakkûšî) military leader who invaded Judah with a large army (“million” may simply be an expression for a huge number) and was completely routed by King Asa at Mareshah (2 Ch. 14:9).Various theories have been proposed regarding his place of origin.
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;
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
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Zerah [Zee-ruh](Hebrew origin: Rising light)(Genesis 36:13). 17th century b.c. Zerah, son of Reuel, was the grandson of Esau and Bashemath, the daughter of Ishmael. Zerah’s brothers were Mizzah, Nahath, and Shammah. They were all ancestors of Edomite clans.(Genesis 36:33). Unspecified date. Zerah
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Zeʹrah or Zaʹrah [a rising, as of a luminary].1. The twin brother of Pharez, son of Judah and Tamar (Gen. 38:30), from whom sprung the family of the Zarhites (Num. 26:20; 1 Chron. 27:11).2. A son of Reuel and grandson of Esau, one of the dukes or phylarchs of the Edomites (Gen. 36:13, 17; 1 Chron.
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Zerah [zer-uh] (זרח, “Dawning”) (1) an Edomite chief, the son of Esau by Ishmael (1)’s daughter Basemath (Gen. 36:13) (2) one of the twins, the brother of Perez, born to Judah by his daughter-in-law Tamar (Gen. 38:30) (3) a son of Simeon and eponymous ancestor of the Zerahites; the same as Zohar (2)
ZerahDuring the reign of King Asa of Judah (913–873 bce), a huge army under the command of Zerah approached Jerusalem, badly outnumbering the Judean army. Zerah is identified as a Cushite (2 Chron. 14:9), that is, an Ethiopian or Nubian. As Zerah and his army neared Jerusalem, Asa appealed to God for
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ZERAH, ZERAHITES zihr´uh, zihr´uh-hit [זֶרַחzerakh, בְּנֵי זֶרַחbene zerakh, זַרְחִיzarkhi]. The name Zerah (from zarakh [זָרַח], “to rise”) appears twenty-one times in the OT and once in the NT, as well as on a 6th-cent. clay seal (bulla). The name may be a shortened form of ZERAHIAH (zerakhyah [זְרַחְיָה‎],