Bezalel

BEZALEL (bē'zā-lĕl, in the shadow of God)

Son of Uri, son of Hur of the tribe of Judah, whom the Lord called by name (Exod.31.2; Exod.35.30) and by his Spirit empowered to work in metals, wood, and stone for the tabernacle. He had as a helper Oholiab of the tribe of Dan, whom God similarly empowered for the work in textiles.A descendant of Pahath-Moab, an official of Moab, who in the days of Ezra and Nehemiah was compelled to give up his foreign wife (Ezra.10.30).



His labors included the Tabernacle proper, its court, elements of posts, hangings, and coverings; the furniture of the brazen altar, the table of shewbread, the altar of incense, the Ark and its mercy seat, and the garments for the priests. The skills he was given provided for a broad technical and inventive capability.

2. One of the eight sons of Pahath-moab (Ezra 10:30) who had taken a foreign wife.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(betsal’el, "in the shadow (protection) of ’El (God)"; Beseleel; the King James Version Bezaleel):


(2) An Israelite of the time of Ezra who put away a foreign wife (Ezr 10:30).