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    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 Perez (1 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 division; rupture

    Pharez in Naves Topical Bible -Also called PEREZ and PHARES -A twin son of Judah by Tamar Ge 38:29; 1Ch 2:4 -Children of Ge 46:12; Nu 26:20,21; 1Ch 2:5; 9:4 -Return from the captivity Ne 11:4,6 -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 distinguished.

    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[1]. The text argues that he was called Perez because he was the first twin to be born, and thus had breached the womb[2]. According to biblical scholars, the birth narrative here is an eponymous aetiological myth concerning the ethnological origin of parts of the tribe of Judah[3][4]. The book of Ruth lists Perez as being part of the ancestral genealogy of King David[5], and the Book of Matthew consequently mentions him when specifying the genealogy of Jesus[6]

    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 young woman.