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HEZIR (hē'zi*chr, swine)

A priest in the seventeenth course of Aaronic priests (1Chr.24.15).One of the covenanters with Nehemiah in the revival (Neh.10.20).

HEZIR he’ zər (חֵזִיר). 1. A descendant of Aaron whose family in the time of David made up the 17th course of priests (1 Chron 24:15).

2. A leader of the people who signed the covenant of Ezra (Neh 10:20).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)


(1) (chezir; the Septuagint’s Codex Vaticanus, Chezein; Codex Alexandrinus, Iezeir): A Levite in the time of David (1Ch 24:15).

(2) Septuagint Hezeir): A chief of the people in the time of Nehemiah (Ne 10:20).