Character Study on Beor

Character Study on Beor

Genesis 36: And Bela the son of Beor reigned in Edom: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
Numbers 22: He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:
Numbers 24: And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
Numbers 24: And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:
Numbers 31: And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.
Deuteronomy 23: Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
Joshua 13: Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Joshua 24: Then Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, arose and warred against Israel, and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you:
1 Chronicles 1: Now these are the kings that reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over the children of Israel; Bela the son of Beor: and the name of his city was Dinhabah.
Micah 6: O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Beor
A torch.
The father of Bela, one of the kings of Edom (Genesis 36:32 ).



The father of Balaam (Numbers 22:5 ; 24:3,15 ; 31:8 ). In 2 Peter 2:15 he is called Bosor.


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Beor
1. Father of Bela. (See BELA.)

2. Father of Balaam. (See BALAAM.)

Holman Bible Dictionary - Beor
(bee' ahn) Proper name meaning, “burning.” 1. Father of Bela, king of Edom centered in Dinhabah, before Israel had a king (Genesis 36:32 ). 2 . Father of prophet Balaam (Numbers 22:5 ). See Balaam .



Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beor
BEOR . 1 . Father of Balaam, Numbers 22:5 ; Numbers 24:3 ; Numbers 24:15 ; J [Note: Jahwist.] , Joshua 24:9 , also Numbers 31:8 , Deuteronomy 23:4 , Joshua 13:22 , Micah 6:5 , 2 Peter 2:15 ( Bosor , AV [Note: Authorized Version.] and RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] ). 2 . Father of Bela, king of Edom, Genesis 36:32 J [Note: Jahwist.] , 1 Chronicles 1:43 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Beor
Burning; foolish; mad
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Beor
1. Father of Bela, king of Edom. Genesis 36:32 .

2. Father of Balaam the prophet. Numbers 22:5 . See BOSOR.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Beor
Beor, the father of Balaam, is named in 2 Peter 2:15 (Authorized Version , with some ancient authorities, Bosor, which may be a corruption of Pethor [Grotius], or may be due to the Greek sibilant taking the place of the Heb. guttural [Vitringa]). Balaam by his great wisdom became vain, so a fool (ben be‘ôr), said Jerus. Targ. to Numbers 22:5; cf. Jewish Encyclopedia ii. 468; C. Vitringa, Observ. Sacrœ, i. 936f.

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Bosor - (boh' ssawr) KJV New Testament spelling of Beor (2 Peter 2:15 ). See Beor
Bosor - See Beor
bo'Sor - same as Beor
Bosor - The Chaldee or Aramaic form of the name Beor, the father of Balaam (2 Peter 2:15 )
Dinhabah - Capital city of Bela, son of Beor, king of Edom
Din'Habah, - (Genesis 36:32 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43 ) the capital city, and probably the birthplace, of Bela, son of Beor king of Edom
Bosor - The Aramaic form of Beor, the father of Balaam, the name being altered by changing the ﬠ into צ
Bela - The close resemblance of this name to that of ‘Balaam, the son of Beor,’ the seer, is noteworthy, and has given rise to the Targum of Jonathan reading ‘Balaam, the son of Beor’ in Genesis 36:32
Beor - Beor
Beor - Beor, the father of Balaam, is named in 2 Peter 2:15 (Authorized Version , with some ancient authorities, Bosor, which may be a corruption of Pethor [Grotius], or may be due to the Greek sibilant taking the place of the Heb
Bela - ... ... The son of Beor, and a king of Edom (Genesis 36:32,33 ; 1 Chronicles 1:43 )
be'la -
One of the five cities of the plain which was spared at the intercession of Lot, and received the name of Zoar, (Genesis 14:2 ; 19:22 ) [ZOAR ] ... Son of Beor, who reigned over Edom in the city of Dinhabah, eight generations before Saul
Balaam - A Midianite prophet who resided at Pethor, son of Beor or Bosor
Bela - A king of Edom, son of Beor, a Chaldean probably by birth (like Balaam also descended from Beor, and originally residing in Pethor of Aram by the Euphrates: Numbers 22:5; Numbers 23:7), and reigning in Edom by conquest (Genesis 36:31-39; 1 Chronicles 1:43-51)
ba'Laam - 1451), the son of Beor, a man endowed with the gift of prophecy
Balaam - The son of Beor or Bosor, and a native of Pethor, on the Euphrates
Balaam - Lord of the people; foreigner or glutton, as interpreted by others, the son of Beor, was a man of some rank among the Midianites (Numbers 31:8 ; Compare 16)
Nicolaitans - The Nicolaitans abused Paul's doctrine of the grace of God into lasciviousness; such seducers are described as followers of Balsam, also in 2 Peter 2:12-13; 2 Peter 2:15-19; Judges 1:4; Judges 1:7-8; Judges 1:11 ("the son of Bosor" for Beor, to characterize him as "son of carnality": bosor "flesh")
Say, Utter, Affirm - In Numbers the utterances of Balaam are introduced with the formula “and he uttered his oracle”: “The oracle of Balaam the son of Beor, the oracle of the man whose eye is opened” (Num
Balaam - Balaam was son of Beor. The same name (omitting the last part, -am, of Balaam), Bela, (and he also "son of Beor," front baar , to "burn up,) occurs among the Edomites connected with Midian by a victory recorded in Genesis 36:32-37; also with the "river" Euphrates through Saul of Rehoboth which was on it, king of Edom. with Zimri her paramour), was principal; and in Numbers 31:8; Numbers 31:16, Israel's slaughter of the Midianites with their five kings (Zur was one), and also of Balaam, son of Beor, because of his "counsel. "... The apostle Peter (2 Peter 2:15) says, "Balaam the son of Bosor" (the same as Beor; Bosor is akin to basar , "flesh," and Balaam showed himself the "son of carnality. " Bosor is probably the Aramaic or Chaldee equivalent of Beor, Τsade ( צ ) being submitted for 'Αyin ( ע )
Balaam - But as we pass on from the Book of Numbers, with its unparalleled effectiveness, to the end of the history in the Book of Joshua, we find in that book this: Balaam also, the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them