Pharez in Easton's Bible Dictionary
breach, the elder of the twin sons of Judah (Gen. 38:29). From
him the royal line of David sprang (Ruth 4:18-22).
"The chief of
all the captains of the host" was of the children of
Chr. 27:3; Matt. 1:3).
Pharez in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
PEREZ "breach" because he broke forth from the womb before his
twin brother Zarah who had first put out his hand. Son of
Judah and Tamar his daughter in law (Matthew 1:3; Luke 3:33;
Genesis 38:29). His house retained the primogeniture; it was
famous for being prolific, so as to pass into a proverb (Rth
4:12; Rth 4:18-22). After the deaths of Er and Onan childless,
Pharez took the rank of Judah's son, next after Shelah. His
sons Hezron and Hamul became heads of two new chief houses.
Hezron was forefather of David and Messiah. Caleb's house too
was incorporated into Hezron's.
Under David "the chief of all the captains of the host
for the first month was of the children of Pharez" (1
Chronicles 27:2-3), famed for valor (1 Chronicles 11:11. (See
JASHOBEAM.) 2 Samuel 23:8). Hezron married a second time
Muchir's daughter; so one line of Pharez's descendents
reckoned as sons of Manasseh. Pharez's house was the greatest
of the houses of Judah; 468 valiant men of the children of
Pharez alone of Judah dwelt in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 11:3-6; 1
Chronicles 9:3-6) after the return from Babylon.
Pharez in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Pharez in Naves Topical Bible
-Also called PEREZ and PHARES
-A twin son of Judah by Tamar
Ge 38:29; 1Ch 2:4
Ge 46:12; Nu 26:20,21; 1Ch 2:5; 9:4
-Return from the captivity
-In the lineage of Jesus
Mt 1:3; Lu 3:33
Pharez in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(Perez, 1Ch 27:3 Phares, Mt 1:3; Lu 3:33
1 Esd. 5:6), twin son, with Zarah or Zerah, of Judah
and Tamer his daughter-in-law. (B.C. 1730.) The circumstances
of his birth are detailed in Gen. 38. Pharez occupied the rank
of Judah's second son, and from two of his sons sprang two new
chief houses, those of the Hezronites and Hamulites. From
Hezron's second son Ram, or Aram, sprang David and the kings
of Judah, and eventually Jesus Christ. In the reign of David
the house of Pharez seems to have been eminently
Pharez in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
fa'-rez (King James Version 1 Esdras 5:9; 8:30): The same as
Revised Version PHOROS (which see).
Pharez in Wikipedia
According to the Book of Genesis, Pharez/Pיrez (Hebrew: פֶּרֶץ /
פָּרֶץ, Modern Péreẓ / Páreẓ Tiberian Péreṣ / Pāreṣ ; "Breach")
was the son of Tamar and of Judah, and was the twin of
Zerah. The text argues that he was called Perez because he
was the first twin to be born, and thus had breached the
womb. According to biblical scholars, the birth narrative
here is an eponymous aetiological myth concerning the
ethnological origin of parts of the tribe of Judah.
The book of Ruth lists Perez as being part of the ancestral
genealogy of King David, and the Book of Matthew
consequently mentions him when specifying the genealogy of
Pharez Scripture - Numbers 26:20
And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah,
the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the
Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
Pharez Scripture - Numbers 26:21
And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the
Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.
Pharez Scripture - Ruth 4:12
And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare
unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this