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,
ZOHAR (PERSON) [Heb ṣōḥăr (צֹחֲר)]. 1. The father of Ephron the Hittite (Gen 23:8; 25:9). Zohar’s son Ephron sold a field which contained the cave of Machpelah to Abraham so that Abraham could bury his wife Sarah. Hoffner (1969: 32) has shown that the names of persons called “Hittites” in the OT
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;
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;
Zohar (zoh´hahr).1 The father of Ephron, the Hittite who sold Abraham the cave of Machpelah in which to bury Sarah (Gen. 23:8; 25:9).2 A son of Simeon who accompanied Jacob and his family to Egypt (Gen. 46:10) and became the head of a family group there (Exod. 6:15). This is probably the same person
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
ZOHAR1. The father of Ephron, the Hittite prince from whom Abraham bought the cave of Machpelah (Gen 23:8; 25:9).2. A son of Simeon (Gen 46:10; Ex 6:15). The spelling Zerah (Num 26:13; 1 Chr 4:24) apparently resulted from a transposition of the Heb. letters h and r. See Zerah 4.
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
Zohar (Heb. ṣōḥar)1. The father of Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:8; 25:9), from whom Abraham purchased the cave of Machpelah.2. An alternate name for Simeon’s son Zerah (4;Gen. 46:10; Exod. 6:15).3. Alternate reading for the Judahite Izhar (2), son of Helah (1 Chr. 4:7; NRSV mg).
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.