Bible Names N-Z: Segub
Segub in Easton's Bible Dictionary
elevated. (1.) The youngest son of Hiel the Bethelite. His
is recorded in 1 Kings 16:34 (comp. Josh. 6:26).
(2.) A descendant of Judah (1 Chr. 2:21, 22).
Segub in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Hezron by Machir's daughter (1 Chronicles 2:21-22).
2. The Bethelite. Hiel's youngest son. Died when Hiel
set up the gates of accursed Jericho, as Joshua foretold
(Joshua 6:26; 1 Kings 16:34).
Segub in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Segub in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Hiel, the rebuilder of Jericho
-2. Grandson of Judah
Segub in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The youngest son of Hiel the Hethelite who rebuilt
Jericho. 1Ki 18:34 (B.C. about 910.)
2. Son of Hezron. 1Ch 2:21,28 (B.C. about 1682.)
Segub in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
se'-gub (seghubh (Qere), seghibh (Kethibh); Codex Vaticanus
Zegoub; Codex Alexandrinus Segoub): 15:27; 1 Ch 9:22, etc.),
And chozeh (2 Sam 24:11; 2 Ki 17:13; 1 Ch 21:9; 25:5; 29:29,
etc.). The former designation is from the ordinary verb "to
see"; the latter is connected with the verb used of
prophetic vision. It appears from 1 Sam 9:9 that "seer"
(ro'-eh) was the older name for those who, after the rise of
the more regular orders, were called "prophets." It is not
just, however, to speak of the "seers" or "prophets" of
Samuel's time as on the level of mere fortune-tellers. What
insight or vision they possessed is traced to God's Spirit.
Samuel was the ro'-eh by pr-eeminence, and the name is
little used after his time. Individuals who bear the title
"seer" (chozeh) are mentioned in connection with the kings
and as historiographers (2 Sam 24:11; 1 Ch 21:9; 25:5;
29:29; 2 Ch 9:29; 12:15; 19:2, etc.), and distinction is
sometimes made between "prophets" and "seers" (2 Ki 17:13; 1
Ch 29:29, etc.). Havernick thinks that "seer" denotes one
who does not belong to the regular prophetic order
(Introductions to Old Testament, 50 ff, English
translation), but it is not easy to fix a precise
(1) The youngest son of Hiel, the rebuilder of Jericho (1 Ki
16:34). The death of Segub is probably connected with the
primitive custom of laying foundations with blood, as,
indeed, skulls were found built in with the brickwork when
the tower of Bel at Nippur was excavated. See GEZER. If the
death of the two sons was based on the custom just
mentioned, the circumstance was deliberately obscured in the
present account. The death of Segub may have been due to an
accident in the setting up of the gates. In any event,
tradition finally yoked the death of Hiel's oldest and
youngest sons with a curse said to have been pronounced by
Joshua on the man that should venture to rebuild Jericho
(2) Son of Hezron and father of Jair (1 Ch 2:21).
Horace J. Wolf
Segub Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:21
And afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the
father of Gilead, whom he married when he [was] threescore
years old; and she bare him Segub.
Segub Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:22
And Segub begat Jair, who had three and twenty cities in the
land of Gilead.
Segub Scripture - 1 Kings 16:34
In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the
foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the
gates thereof in his youngest [son] Segub, according to the
word of the LORD, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
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