Bible Names A-G: Bezaleel
Bezaleel in Easton's Bible Dictionary
in the shadow of God; i.e., "under his protection", the
artificer who executed the work of art in connection
tabernacle in the wilderness (Ex. 31:2; 35:30). He was
principally in works of metal, wood, and stone; while
who was associated with him and subordinate to him,
charge of the textile fabrics (36:1, 2; 38:22). He was
tribe of Judah, the son of Uri, and grandson of Hur
Mention is made in Ezra 10:30 of another of the same
Bezaleel in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("under the shadow i.e. protection of God".)
1. Son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah,
filled with the Spirit of God to work all manner of
workmanship in metal, wood, and stone for the tabernacle
(Exodus 31:1-6), as Aholiab wrought in textile fabrics.
Bezaleel was the principal, Aholiab the subordinate (Exodus
36:1-2; Exodus 38:22; Exodus 38:37; Exodus 38:38). Hur was the
offspring of Caleb and Ephrath, and one of his descendants was
Salmon, or Salmah, figuratively "father of Bethlehem,"
actually father of Boaz, and progenitor of the royal house of
David of Bethlehem (1 Chronicles 2:19; 1 Chronicles 2:50-51; 1
Chronicles 2:54; Rth 4:20-21).
2. Son of Pahath Moab, who took a foreign wife (Ezra
Bezaleel in Hitchcock's Bible Names
in the shadow of God
Bezaleel in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(in the shadow of God).
1. The son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of
Judah and one of the architects of the tabernacle. Ex 31:1-6
His charge was chiefly in all works of metal, wood and stone.
2. One of the sons of Pahath-moab who had taken a
foreign wife. Ezr 10:30 (B.C. 458.)
Bezaleel Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:20
And Hur begat Uri, and Uri begat Bezaleel.
Bezaleel Scripture - Exodus 36:1
Then wrought Bezaleel and Aholiab, and every wise hearted man,
in whom the LORD put wisdom and understanding to know how to
work all manner of work for the service of the sanctuary,
according to all that the LORD had commanded.
Bezaleel Scripture - Exodus 37:1
And Bezaleel made the ark [of] shittim wood: two cubits and a
half [was] the length of it, and a cubit and a half the
breadth of it, and a cubit and a half the height of it:
Bezalel in Naves Topical Bible
1. A divinely-inspired mechanic and master workman who built
Ex 31:2; 35:30-35; 36:1; 37:1; 38:1-7,22
-2. Son of Pahath-moab
Bezalel in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
bez'-a-lel (betsal'el, "in the shadow (protection) of 'El
(God)"; Beseleel; the King James Version Bezaleel):
(1) A master workman under Moses; son of Uri, son of Hur, of
the tribe of Judah. Yahweh gave him especial wisdom and skill
for his task, which was, with the aid of Oholiab of the tribe
of Dan, to superintend the making of the tabernacle and its
furniture (Ex 31:2; 35:30; 36:1,2 (8); 37:1; 38:22; 1 Ch 2:20;
2 Ch 1:5).
(2) An Israelite of the time of Ezra who put away a foreign
wife (Ezr 10:30).
Bezalel in Wikipedia
In Exodus 31:1-6, Bezalel (Hebrew: בְּצַלְאֵל, also transcribed
as Betzalel and most accurately as Beẓal'el), is the chief
artisan of the Tabernacle. Elsewhere in the Bible the
name occurs only in the genealogical lists of the Book of
Chronicles, but according to cuneiform inscriptions a
variant form of the same, "Ẓil-BÍl," was borne by a king of
Gaza who was a contemporary of Hezekiah and Manasseh.
Apparently it means "in the shadow [protection] of El."
Bezalel is described in the genealogical lists as the son of
Uri (Exodus 31:1), the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah (I
Chronicles 2:18, 19, 20, 50). He was said to be highly
gifted as a workman, showing great skill and originality in
engraving precious metals and stones and in wood-carving. He
was also a master-workman, having many apprentices under him
whom he instructed in the arts (Exodus 35:30-35). According
to the narrative in Exodus, he was definitely called and
endowed by God to direct the construction of the tent of
meeting and its sacred furniture, and also to prepare the
priests' garments and the oil and incense required for the
He was also in charge of the holy oils, incense and priestly
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