Bible Names A-G: Abieezer
Abieezer in Easton's Bible Dictionary
father of help; i.e., "helpful." (1.) The second of the three
sons of Hammoleketh, the sister of Gilead. He was the
of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:18). From his family Gideon
17:2; comp. Judg. 6:34; 8:2). He was also called
(2.) One of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:27;
(3.) The prince of the tribe of Dan at the Exodus
Abieezer in Wikipedia
- father of help; i.e., "helpful." (1.) The second of the
three sons of Hammoleketh, the sister of Gilead. He was the
grandson of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:18). From his family Gideon
sprang (Josh. 17:2; comp. Judg. 6:34; 8:2). He was also called
Jeezer (Num. 26:30).
(2.) One of David's thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:27; comp. 1
Chr. 27:12) a Benjaminite from Anathoth.
(3.) The prince of the tribe of Dan at the Exodus (Num. 1:12).
Abiezer in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
("father of help".)
1. Oldest son of Gilead, descendant of Manasseh; head
of a leading family, of which were Joash and Gideon (Judges
6:11-24; Judges 6:34; Judges 8:2). Gideon soothed the wounded
vanity of Ephraim when upbraiding him for not having called in
their aid against Midian, saying "Is not the grape of Ephraim
better than the vintage of Abiezer?" (Joshua 17:2.) The form
is Jeezer in Numbers 26:30, but (See JEEZER. Originally
Abiezer's family must have been E. of Jordan. In 1 Chronicles
7:18 Abiezer is made son of Gilead's sister. The family must
have afterward passed to the W. of Jordan; for Joash the
Abiezrite lived in Ophrah, which seems to have been on a hill,
facing from the S. the Esdraelon plain, the scene of so many
2. 2 Samuel 23:27.
Abiezer in Hitchcock's Bible Names
father of help
Abiezer in Naves Topical Bible
1. Also called JEEZER, progenitor of the Abiezrites
Nu 26:30; Jos 17:2; Jud 6:34; 8:2
-2. One of David's heroes
2Sa 23:27; 1Ch 27:12
Abiezer in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(father of help, helpful).
1. Eldest son of Gilead, and descendant of Manasseh.
Jos 17:2; 1Ch 7:18 (B.C. 1450.) He was the ancestor of the
great judge Gideon. [GIDEON]
2. One of David's mighty men. 2Sa 23:27; 1Ch 11:28;
27:12 (B.C. 1014.)
Abiezer in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
ab-i-e'-zer, a-bi-e'-zer ('abhi`ezer, "father of help," or
"my father is help." Iezer, Iezerite (in the King James
Version Jeezer, Jeezerite), is Abiezer with the letter beth
(1) A descendant of Joseph the son of Jacob, and head of one
of the families of Manasseh that settled West of the Jordan
(Nu 26:30; Josh 17:1-6; 1 Ch 7:14-19). As he was great uncle
to Zelophehad's daughters, who brought a case before Moses
(Nu 36), he must have been an old man at the time of the
conquest. He was the son of Gilead the son of Machir, in the
sense of being a more remote descendant, for Machir had sons
before the death of Joseph (Gen 50:23). The Machir that
possessed Gilead and Bashan because he was "a man of war"
was the Manassite family of Machir, with Jair as its great
general (Josh 17:1; 13:30,31; Nu 32:39-41; Dt 3:12-15). To
Abiezer and other sons of Gilead territory was assigned West
of the Jordan.
In later generations the name survived as that of the family
to which Gideon belonged, and perhaps also of the region
which they occupied (Jdg 6:34; 8:2). They are also called
Abiezrites (Jdg 6:11,24; 8:32). The region was West of
Shechem, with Ophrah for its principal city.
(2) One of David's mighty men, "the Anathothite" (2 Sam
23:27; 1 Ch 11:28), who was also one of David s month-by-
month captains, his month being the ninth (1 Ch 27:12).
Willis J. Beecher
Abiezer Scripture - 1 Chronicles 27:12
The ninth [captain] for the ninth month [was] Abiezer the
Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course [were] twenty
and four thousand.
Abiezer Scripture - 1 Chronicles 7:18
And his sister Hammoleketh bare Ishod, and Abiezer, and
Abiezer Scripture - Joshua 17:2
There was also [a lot] for the rest of the children of
Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and
for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and
for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher,
and for the children of Shemida: these [were] the male
children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.
Abiezer Scripture - Judges 6:34
But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a
trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.
Abiezer Scripture - Judges 8:2
And he said unto them, What have I done now in comparison of
you? [Is] not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim better
than the vintage of Abiezer?
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