Bible Names A-G: Becher
Becher in Easton's Bible Dictionary
first-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21),
who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that
married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his
consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim (Num.
Chr. 7:20, 21). They are not reckoned among the
Benjamin (Num. 26:38).
Becher in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("first-born"); Gesenius, young camel: BECHORATH.
1. Benjamin's second son (Genesis 46:21; 1
Chronicles 7:6). In 1 Chronicles 8:1 the reading possibly
ought to be" Bela, Becher, and (instead of 'his firstborn,'
only one Hebrew letter is thus omitted) Ashbel." Then "the
second," "the third," etc., were probably added, after the
change in the original. Or vice versa, Becher in Genesis
46:21 and 1 Chronicles 7:6 may be a corruption for Bela "his
firstborn." In Numbers 26:38 Becher is not mentioned in
enumerating the Benjamite families, but Bela's and Ashbel's
sons. However, among the Ephraimites occur "the Bachrites of
Becher" (Numbers 26:35). In a border raid on cattle (1
Chronicles 7:21) the Ephraimites had been slain by the men
of Gath who invaded Goshen; thus Ephraimite heiresses, for
lack of Ephraimite husbands, would marry into other tribes.
Becher, or his heir, would marry one, and so be
reckoned among the Ephraimites instead of in Benjamin. Abiah
(Aphiah, 1 Samuel 9:1), Becher's younger son, would remain
in Benjamin. From him descended Bechorath, then Zeror, Abiel
(Jehiel, 1 Chronicles 9:35), Ner, Kish, Saul. Abiel settled
in Gibeon or Gibeah, afterward described as "of Saul" (1
Samuel 11:4; Isaiah 10:29). From Becher came also Sheba, son
of Bichri, the rebel against David (2 Samuel 20); also
Shimei, son of Gera of Bahurim (2 Samuel 17:5), "of the
house of Saul." The nonappearance of Becher in 1 Chronicles
8:1 and Numbers 26:38 may be due to the difference of the
principle of the genealogy and the failure of the lines of
the older heads of houses, as compared with Genesis 46:21; 1
Chronicles 7:6. Thus no change of reading may be needed.
2. Son of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35). Bered, in 1
Chronicles 7:20, same as BECHER above.
Becher in Hitchcock's Bible Names
first begotten; first fruits
Becher in Naves Topical Bible
1. Son of Benjamin
Ge 46:21; 1Ch 7:6,8
-2. Son of Ephraim
Becher in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(young or firstborn)
1. The second son of Benjamin, according to the list
in both Ge 46:21 and 1Chr 7:6
but omitted in 1Ch 8:1 (B.C. about 1690.)
2. Son of Ephraim, Nu 26:35 called BERED in 1Ch 7:20
Same as the preceding.
Becher in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
be'-ker (bekher, "the firstborn"; compare HPN, 88):
(1) Son of Benjamin (Gen 46:21; 1 Ch 7:6,8).
(2) Son of Ephraim whose family is called Becherites (the King
James Version "Bachrites"), Nu 26:35 (1 Ch 7:20 called Bered).
Becher in Wikipedia
was the name of two individuals mentioned in the Bible:
The second of ten sons of Benjamin according to Genesis 46:21
and 1 Chronicles 7:6
A son of Ephraim according to Numbers 26:35. His descendants
were referred to as Bachrites.
Becher Scripture - Numbers 26:35
These [are] the sons of Ephraim after their families: of
Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the
family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the
Becher Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:6
[The sons] of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
Becher Scripture - Genesis 46:21
And the sons of Benjamin [were] Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel,
Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
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