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Jaazer

The Bible

Bible Usage:

Dictionaries:

  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

 

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Jaazer

He (God) helps, a city of the Amorites on the east of Jordan, and assigned, with neighbouring places in Gilead, to Gad (Numbers 32:1, 35; Joshua 13:25). It was allotted to the Merarite Levites (21:39). In David's time it was occupied by the Hebronites, i.e., the descendants of Kohath (1 Chronicles 26:31). It is mentioned in the "burdens" proclaimed over Moab (Isaiah 16:8, 9; Jeremiah 48:32). Its site is marked by the modern ruin called Sar or Seir, about 10 miles west of Amman, and 12 from Heshbon. "The vineyards that once covered the hill-sides are gone; and the wild Bedawin from the eastern desert make cultivation of any kind impossible."


Naves Topical Index
Jaazer

Called also Jazer, a Levitical city of refuge in Gilead, allotted to Gad, and given to the Levites.
Numbers 21:32; Numbers 32:1; Numbers 32:3; Numbers 32:35; Joshua 13:25; Joshua 21:39


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Jaazer, or Jazer

(Jehovah helps), a town on the east of Jordan, in or near to Gilead. (Numbers 32:1,3; 1 Chronicles 26:31) We first hear of it in possession of the Amorites, and as taken by Isr'l after Heshbon, and on their way from thence to Bashan. (Numbers 21:32) It seems to have given its name to a district of dependent or "daughter" towns, (Numbers 21:32) Authorized Version "villages," 1 Macc. 5.8, the "land of Jazer." (Numbers 32:1)