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Bible Usage:


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

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

A well or stream.

1. A royal city of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (12:17).

2. The youngest son of Gilead (Numbers 26:32; 27:1).

3. The second son of Asher (1 Chronicles 4:6).

4. One of David's heroes (1 Chronicles 11:36).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

a digger

Naves Topical Index

1. Son of Gilead, and ancestor of Zelophehad
Numbers 26:32-33; Numbers 27:1; Joshua 17:2-3

2. Son of Naarah
1 Chronicles 4:6

3. One of David's heroes
1 Chronicles 11:36

4. A city west of the Jordan
Joshua 12:17; 1 Kings 4:10

Smith's Bible Dictionary

1. (a well).

  1. The youngest of the sons of Gilead, (Numbers 26:32) and head of the family of the Hepherites. (B.C. before 1450.)
  2. Son of Ashur, the "father of Tekoa." (1 Chronicles 4:6) (B.C. about 1445.)
  3. The Mecherathite, one of the heroes of David's guard. (1 Chronicles 11:36) (B.C. 1046.)

2. a place in ancient Canaan which occurs in the lists of conquered kings. (Joshua 12:17) It was on the west of Jordan. Comp. (Joshua 12:7) and 1 Kings 4:10
3. In "Baal-hazor which is by Ephraim" was Absalom's sheepfarm, at which took place the murder of Amnon, one of the earliest precursors of the great revolt. (2 Samuel 13:23) There is no clue to its situation.
4. a city "in the district near the wilderness" to which our Lord retired with his disciples when threatened with violence by the priests. (John 11:54)

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Hepherites, the

the family of Hepher the son of Gilead. (Numbers 26:32)