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Ezar, Ezer

EZAR, EZER e’ zər (Ezar only in 1 Chron 1:38, KJV editions since 1628). Name of six individuals in the OT.

1. (אֵ֖צֶר; LXX ̓Ασαρ et al., meaning uncertain; possibly “union” or “treasure”). A son of Seir the Horite in the land of Edom, mentioned sixth among the chiefs of the Horites (Gen 36:21, 30; 1 Chron 1:38). Three sons of Ezer are mentioned in Genesis 36:27; 1 Chronicles 1:42.

(עֵ֖זֶר, or LXX ̓Εζερ, ̓Αζερ et al., meaning “help”).

2. A descendant of Judah and father of Hushah (1 Chron 4:4).

3. A son of Ephraim who was slain by the men of Gath when he made a raid on their cattle (1 Chron 7:21).

4. The chief of the mighty men of Gad, who came to David in Ziklag when David fled from Saul (1 Chron 12:9).

5. Ruler of Mizpah and son of Jeshua, a Levite who helped to repair the walls of Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah (Neh 3:19).

6. A priest (singer, musician) who assisted Nehemiah in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem (Neh 12:42).