Character Study on Becher

Character Study on Becher

Genesis 46: And the sons of Benjamin were Belah, and Becher, and Ashbel, Gera, and Naaman, Ehi, and Rosh, Muppim, and Huppim, and Ard.
Numbers 26: These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
1 Chronicles 7: The sons of Benjamin; Bela, and Becher, and Jediael, three.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Becher; Zemira, and Joash, and Eliezer, and Elioenai, and Omri, and Jerimoth, and Abiah, and Anathoth, and Alameth. All these are the sons of Becher.

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Becher
("first-born"); Gesenius, young camel: BECHORATH.

1. Benjamin's second son (Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6). In 1 Chronicles 8:1 the reading possibly ought to be" Bela, Becher, and (instead of 'his firstborn,' only one Hebrew letter is thus omitted) Ashbel." Then "the second," "the third," etc., were probably added, after the change in the original. Or vice versa, Becher in Genesis 46:21 and 1 Chronicles 7:6 may be a corruption for Βela "his firstborn." In Numbers 26:38 Becher is not mentioned in enumerating the Benjamite families, but Bela's and Ashbel's sons. However, among the Ephraimites occur "the Bachrites of Becher" (Numbers 26:35). In a border raid on cattle (1 Chronicles 7:21) the Ephraimites had been slain by the men of Gath who invaded Goshen; thus Ephraimite heiresses, for lack of Ephraimite husbands, would marry into other tribes.

Becher, or his heir, would marry one, and so be reckoned among the Ephraimites instead of in Benjamin. Abiah (Aphiah, 1 Samuel 9:1), Becher's younger son, would remain in Benjamin. From him descended Bechorath, then Zeror, Abiel (Jehiel, 1 Chronicles 9:35), Ner, Kish, Saul. Abiel settled in Gibeon or Gibeah, afterward described as "of Saul" (1 Samuel 11:4; Isaiah 10:29). From Becher came also Sheba, son of Bichri, the rebel against David (2 Samuel 20); also Shimei, son of Gera of Bahurim (2 Samuel 17:5), "of the house of Saul." The nonappearance of Becher in 1 Chronicles 8:1 and Numbers 26:38 may be due to the difference of the principle of the genealogy and the failure of the lines of the older heads of houses, as compared with Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6. Thus no change of reading may be needed.

2. Son of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35). Bered, in 1 Chronicles 7:20, same as BECHER above.

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Becher
First-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21 ), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that he married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his descendants were consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35 ; 1 Chronicles 7:20,21 ). They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin (Numbers 26:38 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Becher
(bee' chuhr) or BEKER (NIV) 1. Personal name meaning, “firstborn” or “young male camel.” Son of Benjamin and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:21 ). He had nine sons (1 Chronicles 7:8 ). 2 . Original ancestor of clan in tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 26:35 ). 1 Chronicles 7:20 spells the name Bered.



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Becher
BECHER . 1 . Son of Ephraim, Numbers 26:35 = 1 Chronicles 7:20 where the name appears as Bered . Patronymic in Numbers 26:35 Becherites (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] Bachrites). 2 . Son of Benjamin, Genesis 46:21 , 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 1 Chronicles 7:8 and implicitly in 1 Chronicles 8:1 where for his first-born, Ashbel we should probably read Becher and Ashbel .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Becher
First begotten; first fruits
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Becher
1. Son of Benjamin, perhaps his second son, but the first-born of one of his wives. The name signifies 'first-born.' Genesis 46:21 ; 1 Chronicles 7:6,8 .

2. Son of Ephraim, and the head of the BACHRITES, Num.26:35.

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Beker - NIV spelling of Becher. See Becher
Becherite - (bee' chuhr ite) Member of clan of Becher. See Becher
Bachrites - The family of Becher (Numbers 26:35), called Bered 1 Chronicles 7:20. (See Becher
Bered - Descendant of Ephraim, the same perhaps as Becher. (See Becher
Aphiah - (See Becher
Becher - In 1 Chronicles 8:1 the reading possibly ought to be" Bela, Becher, and (instead of 'his firstborn,' only one Hebrew letter is thus omitted) Ashbel. Or vice versa, Becher in Genesis 46:21 and 1 Chronicles 7:6 may be a corruption for Βela "his firstborn. " In Numbers 26:38 Becher is not mentioned in enumerating the Benjamite families, but Bela's and Ashbel's sons. However, among the Ephraimites occur "the Bachrites of Becher" (Numbers 26:35). ... Becher, or his heir, would marry one, and so be reckoned among the Ephraimites instead of in Benjamin. Abiah (Aphiah, 1 Samuel 9:1), Becher's younger son, would remain in Benjamin. From Becher came also Sheba, son of Bichri, the rebel against David (2 Samuel 20); also Shimei, son of Gera of Bahurim (2 Samuel 17:5), "of the house of Saul. " The nonappearance of Becher in 1 Chronicles 8:1 and Numbers 26:38 may be due to the difference of the principle of the genealogy and the failure of the lines of the older heads of houses, as compared with Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6. Bered, in 1 Chronicles 7:20, same as Becher above
Zemirah - A son of Becher ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Zemira - Son of Becher, son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8)
Bach'Rites, the, - the family of Becher , son of Ephraim
Bachrites - A family descending from Becher, son of Ephraim
Alameth - Son of Becher, a descendant of Benjamin
Bichri - "Youthful"; else "firstborn"; else son of Becher
Bachrite - (bach' rite) KJV spelling of Becherites (NAS, NRSV) or Bekerite (NIV). See Becher
Zemira - Vine-dresser, a Benjamite; one of the sons of Becher (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Becher - Becher . Patronymic in Numbers 26:35 Becherites (AV [Note: Authorized Version. Son of Benjamin, Genesis 46:21 , 1 Chronicles 7:6 ; 1 Chronicles 7:8 and implicitly in 1 Chronicles 8:1 where for his first-born, Ashbel we should probably read Becher and Ashbel
Becorath - One of Saul’s ancestors ( 1 Samuel 9:1 , possibly same name as Becher of 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Zemi'ra - (a song ), one of the sons of Becher the son of Benjamin
Bocheru - " (See Becher
Bichri - a descendant of Becher ( Genesis 46:21 )
Becho'Rath - (first-born ), son of Aphiah or Abiah, and grandson of Becher according to ( 1 Samuel 9:1 ; 1 Chronicles 7:8 ) (B
Alemeth - A son of Becher the Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Bichri - (bihch' ri) Personal name meaning, “firstborn” or clan name, “of the clan of Becher
be'Red - (Genesis 16:14 ) ... A son or descendant of Ephraim, (1 Chronicles 7:20 ) possibly identical with Becher in (Numbers 26:35 )
Bered - See Becher, No
Bered - Numbers 26:35 spells the name Becher
Omri - 1 Kings 16:23 There was a king of this name; and a son of Becher, 1 Chronicles 7:8; and an Omri the son of Michael, 1 Chronicles 27:18
Alemeth -
One of the nine sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 7:8)
Joash - A son of Becher ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Jerimoth - Becher's son. (See Becher
Anathoth - A Benjamite, son of Becher ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Abia Abiah or Abijah - Son of Becher, the son of Benjamin
Elioenai - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Abia, Abiah - Son of Becher a Benjamite
Elio-e'na-i - ) ... Head of one of the families of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin
Jerimoth - Son of Bela and son of Becher, Benjamites
Eliezer - One of the sons of Becher the Benjamite (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Omri - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Eliezer - ... ... The son of Becher, and grandson of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Anathoth - The eighth of nine sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Elie'Zar - " (Exodus 18:4 ; 1 Chronicles 23:15,17 ; 26:25 ) ... One of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin
om'ri - ... One of the sons of Becher the son of Benjamin
Eliezer - Son of Becher, a Benjamite
Eliezer - The son of Becher, a Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 7:8 )
Abijah - A son of Becher, son of Benjamin, 1 Chronicles 7:8
Sheba - A "son of Bichri," of the family of Becher, the son of Benjamin, and thus of the stem from which Saul was descended (2 Samuel 20:1-22 )
Joash - In 1 Chronicles 7:8 , one of the sons of Becher
Abijah - ... One of the sons of Becher, the son of Benjamin (1Chronicles 7:8)
jo'Ash - (1 Chronicles 27:28 ) ... Son of Becher and head of a Benjamite house
Joash - Son of Becher, a son of Benjamin
Genealogy - See Becher; CALEB, and 1 Chronicles 3:21, for instances
Benjamin - Benjamin's sons, Becher, Gera, Rosh, are missing in Moses' list, because they either died childless, or did not leave a sufficient number of children to form independent families
Name, Names - In David’s day we find individuals, possibly members of such clans, called Eglah (‘calf’), Laish (‘lion’), Bichri (from Becher , ‘a young camel’)