Hezron

HEZRON (hĕz'rŏn, enclosure)

A grandson of Judah through Perez (Gen.46.12).A son of Reuben (Gen.46.9).A place on the southern border of Judah (Josh.15.3). See also Hazor (no. 3), which is the same place.


HEZRON hĕz’ rən (חֶצְרֹ֥ון; ̓Εσρώμ). 1. The eponymous founder of a Reubenite clan (Gen 46:9; Exod 6:14; Num 26:6; 1 Chron 5:3).


3. A town on the S border of Judah between Kadesh-barnea and Addar (Josh 15:3). In the parallel passage (Num 34:4) “Hezron” and “Addar” are prob. combined to form Hazaraddar.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

(chetsron, and chetsron; Septuagint Asron):

(1) A son of Reuben (Ge 46:9; Ex 6:14), and head of the family of the Hezronites (Nu 26:6).



On the South boundary of Judah between "Kadesh-barnea" and "Addar" (Jos 15:3); in the parallel passage (Nu 34:4) "Hazar-addar." The two places may have been near together. Conder suggests that the name survives in Jebel Hadhireh, a mountain Northwest of Petra in the Tih.