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Zur (uncle of Saul)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zur, Son of Jeiel
Zur, Son of Jeiel (צוּר‎, tsur). A descendant of Jeiel and Maacah. Relative of King Saul (1 Chr 8:30, 9:36).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zur (Person)
ZUR (PERSON) [Heb ṣûr (צוּר)]. The name of two persons in the OT.1. A Midianite “king” (Num 25:15; 31:8; Josh 13:21). The list of Midianite “kings” in Num 31:8, together with the account into which it is embedded, poses several historical problems. See EVI; HUR; REBA; REKEM (PERSON). According to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zur
Zur. 1. Midianite prince who was the father of Cozbi, the Midianite woman who was killed by Phinehas for consorting with Zimri after the incident at Baal-peor (Nm 25:15). He was one of the five “kings” of Midian who with Balaam were later killed by the Israelites (31:8). Apparently he was a vassal of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zur
2. A Benjaminite from Gibeon; son of Jeiel and brother of Kish the father of Saul (1 Ch. 8:30; 9:36).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zur
ZUR1. Midianite prince who was the father of Cozbi, the Midianite woman who was killed by Phinehas for consorting with Zimri after the incident at Baal-peor (Nm 25:15). He was one of the five “kings” of Midian who (with Balaam) were later killed by the Israelites (31:8). Apparently, he was a vassal
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zur
Zur (zuhr).1 A Midianite king whose daughter, Cozbi, was killed by Phinehas along with Zimri of Israel as the two were engaged in sexual congress (Num. 25:6–8, 15). Zur himself was slain by the Israelites in the battle in which Moses defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites (Num. 31:8; Josh. 13:21). See
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zur
ZUR1. A Midianite chieftain, father of Cozbi who was slain with her Israelitish husband Zimri in connection with the purging of the idolatry into which Israel had fallen. Zur, an ally of the Amorite king Sihon, fell in the ensuing battle (Num 25:14–15; 31:8, Josh 13:21).2. A Benjamite; brother of Kish,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zur
Zur (Heb. ṣûr)1. One of the five kings of Midian slain in battle against Israel (Num. 31:8) and the Amorites (Josh. 13:21). His daughter Cozbi and her Israelite husband Zimri were killed by Phinehas (Num. 25:15).2. A Benjaminite, the second son of Jeiel and Maacah (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zur
Zur (a rock).1. Father of Cozbi, Num. 25:15, and one of the five princes of Midian who were slain by the Israelites when Balaam fell. Num. 31:8. (b.c. 1451.)2. Son of Jehiel, the founder of Gideon. 1 Chron. 8:30; 9:36. (b.c. after 1445.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Zur
ZUR (zur; “a rock”).1. Father of Cozbi (Num. 25:15); he was one of the five princes of Midian who were slain by the Israelites when Balaam fell (31:8; Josh. 13:21), about 1380 b.c.2. Son of Jeiel, the founder of Gibeon (1 Chron. 8:30; 9:36).
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Zur
Zurrock. (1.) One of the five Midianite kings whom the Israelites defeated and put to death (Num. 31:8).(2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:30).
See also
Relatives
Jeiel Father
Kish Brother
Zechariah Brother
Baal Brother
Nadab Brother
Gedor Brother
Ahio Brother
Mikloth Brother
Abdon Brother
Shimeah Nephew