Ezer

EZER (ē'zêr, Heb. ‘ēzer, help)

One of the sons of Seir and a chief of the Horites (Gen.36.21; 1Chr.1.38).Descendant of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and the father of Hushah (1Chr.4.4).An Ephraimite who was killed by men of Gath (1Chr.7.21).The first of the Gadite men of might who joined David in Ziklag when he was a fugitive from Saul (1Chr.12.9).The son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah. Under Nehemiah, Ezer repaired a section of the wall of Jerusalem (Neh.3.19).One of the Levitical singers who participated in the dedication of the rebuilt walls of Jerusalem under Nehemiah (Neh.12.42).


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).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(`ezer, "help"):

(1) A Horite chief (Ge 36:21; 1Ch 1:38).

(2) A Judahite (1Ch 4:4).

(3) An Ephraimite, slain by men of Gath (1Ch 7:21).

(4) A Gadite who followed David while in exile on account of the wrath of Saul (1Ch 12:9).

(5) One of those who under direction of Nehemiah repaired the wall of Jerusalem (Ne 3:19).

(6) A musician in one of the great companies appointed by Nehemiah to give thanks at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem (Ne 12:42).