The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • Seir used 39 times.


  • 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

Rough; hairy.

1. A Horite; one of the "dukes" of Edom (Genesis 36:20-30).

2. The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea. It was originally occupied by the Horites (Genesis 14:6), who were afterwards driven out by the Edomites (Genesis 32:3; 33:14, 16). It was allotted to the descendants of Esau (Deuteronomy 2:4, 22; Joshua 24:4; 2 Chronicles 20:10; Isaiah 21:11; Ezekiel. 25:8).

3. A mountain range (not the Edomite range, Genesis 32:3) lying between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab (Joshua 15:10).

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

Seirath, hairy; goat; demon; tempest

Naves Topical Index

1. A range of hills trending southwest from the Dead Sea:

General references
Deuteronomy 1:2

Along the route from Horeb to Kadeshbarnea
Deuteronomy 1:1-2

Children of Israel journey by
Deuteronomy 1:2; Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 33:2

Originally inhabited by Horites
Genesis 14:6; Genesis 36:20-30; Deuteronomy 2:12

Later inhabited by the children of Esau after they destroyed the Horim
Deuteronomy 2:12; Deuteronomy 2:22; Genesis 32:3; Genesis 33:14; Genesis 33:16; Genesis 36:8-9; Numbers 24:18; Deuteronomy 2:4-5

The southern boundary of the conquests of Joshua
Joshua 11:15-18

2. A Horite chief
Genesis 36:20-21; 1 Chronicles 1:38

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(hairy, Shaggy),

  1. We have both "land of Seir," (Genesis 32:3; 36:50) and "Mount Seir." (Genesis 14:6) It is the original name of the mountain range extending along the east side of the valley of Arabah, from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic, Golf. The Horites appear to have been the chief of the aboriginal inhabitants, (Genesis 36:20) but it was ever afterward the possession of the Edomites, the descendants of Esau. The Mount Seir of the: Bible extended much farther south than the modern province, as is shown by the words of (2:1-8) It had the Arabah on the west, vs. 1 and 8; it extended as far south as the head of the Gulf of Akabah, ver. 8; its eastern border ran along the base of the mountain range where the plateau of Arabia begins. Its northern, order is not so accurately determined. There is a line of "naked" white hills or cliffs which run across the great valley about eight miles south of the Dead Sea, the highest eminence being Mount Hor, which is 4800 feet high.
  2. Mount Seir, an entirely different place from the foregoing; one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the territory of Judah. (Joshua 15:10) only. It lay westward of Kirjath-jearim, and between it and Beth-shemesh. If Kuriel el-Enab be the former and Ain-shems the latter of these two, then Mount Seir cannot fail to be the ridge which lies between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab . In a pass of this ridge is the modern village of Seir.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Woody district; shaggy, a place among the mountains of Ephraim, bordering on Benjamin, to which Ehud fled after he had assassinated Eglon at Jericho (Judges 3:26, 27).

Naves Topical Index

A city of unknown location.
Judges 3:26

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(the shaggy), the place to which Ehud fled after his murder of Eglon. (Judges 3:26,27) It was in "Mount Ephraim," ver. 27, a continuation, perhaps, of the same wooded, shaggy hills which stretched even so far south as to enter the territory of Judah, (Joshua 15:10) (It is probably the same place as MOUNT, MOUNT, MOUNTAIN SEIR, 2.)