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Meaning: God his help

  1. "Of Damascus," the "steward" (R.V., "possessor") of Abraham's house (Gen 15:2, 3). It was probably he who headed the embassy sent by Abraham to the old home of his family in Padan-aram to seek a wife for his son Isaac. The account of this embassy is given at length in Gen. 24.
  2. The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1Chr 7:8).
  3. One of the two sons of Moses, born during his sojourn in Midian (Ex 18:4; 1Chr 23:15, 17). He remained with his mother and brother Gershom with Jethro when Moses returned to Egypt. (Ex 18:4). They were restored to Moses when Jethro heard of his departure out of Egypt.
  4. One of the priests who blew the trumpet before the ark when it was brought to Jerusalem (1Chr 15:24).
  5. Son of Zichri, and chief of the Reubenites under David (1Chr 27:16).
  6. A prophet in the time of Jehoshaphat (2Chr 20:37). Others of this name are mentioned Lk 3:29; Ez 8:16; 10:18, 23, 31.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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