Character Study on Epher

Character Study on Epher

Genesis 25: And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
Genesis 46: And the men are shepherds, for their trade hath been to feed cattle; and they have brought their flocks, and their herds, and all that they have.
Genesis 46: That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Genesis 47: And Pharaoh said unto his brethren, What is your occupation? And they said unto Pharaoh, Thy servants are shepherds, both we, and also our fathers.
Genesis 49: But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
Exodus 2: And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
Exodus 2: And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
Numbers 26: And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.
Numbers 26: And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Numbers 27: Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
Numbers 27: Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.
Joshua 12: The king of Tappuah, one; the king of Hepher, one;
Joshua 15: And he went up thence to the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher.
Joshua 15: And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
Joshua 17: There was also a lot for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male children of Manasseh the son of Joseph by their families.
Joshua 17: But Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
Joshua 19: And from thence passeth on along on the east to Gittahhepher, to Ittahkazin, and goeth out to Remmonmethoar to Neah;
Judges 1: And from thence he went against the inhabitants of Debir: and the name of Debir before was Kirjathsepher:
Judges 1: And Caleb said, He that smiteth Kirjathsepher, and taketh it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife.
1 Samuel 17: And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
1 Samuel 25: And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel.
1 Kings 4: The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher:
1 Kings 22: And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.
2 Kings 14: He restored the coast of Israel from the entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, according to the word of the LORD God of Israel, which he spake by the hand of his servant Jonah, the son of Amittai, the prophet, which was of Gathhepher.
1 Chronicles 1: And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Henoch, and Abida, and Eldaah. All these are the sons of Keturah.
1 Chronicles 4: And Naarah bare him Ahuzam, and Hepher, and Temeni, and Haahashtari. These were the sons of Naarah.
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
1 Chronicles 5: And these were the heads of the house of their fathers, even Epher, and Ishi, and Eliel, and Azriel, and Jeremiah, and Hodaviah, and Jahdiel, mighty men of valour, famous men, and heads of the house of their fathers.
1 Chronicles 7: The sons of Zophah; Suah, and Harnepher, and Shual, and Beri, and Imrah,
1 Chronicles 11: Hepher the Mecherathite, Ahijah the Pelonite,
2 Chronicles 18: Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.
Psalms 23: {A Psalm of David.} The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalms 80: {To the chief Musician upon ShoshannimEduth, A Psalm of Asaph.} Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine forth.
Ecclesiastes 12: The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
Song of Solomon 1: If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
Isaiah 13: It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.
Isaiah 31: For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
Isaiah 38: Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
Isaiah 40: He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah 44: That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure: even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to the temple, Thy foundation shall be laid.
Isaiah 56: Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.
Isaiah 63: Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
Jeremiah 6: The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.
Jeremiah 23: And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah 25: Howl, ye shepherds, and cry; and wallow yourselves in the ashes, ye principal of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and of your dispersions are accomplished; and ye shall fall like a pleasant vessel.
Jeremiah 25: And the shepherds shall have no way to flee, nor the principal of the flock to escape.
Jeremiah 25: A voice of the cry of the shepherds, and an howling of the principal of the flock, shall be heard: for the LORD hath spoiled their pasture.
Jeremiah 31: Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.
Jeremiah 33: Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
Jeremiah 43: And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and he shall burn them, and carry them away captives: and he shall array himself with the land of Egypt, as a shepherd putteth on his garment; and he shall go forth from thence in peace.
Jeremiah 49: Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Jeremiah 50: My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.
Jeremiah 50: Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Jeremiah 51: I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
Ezekiel 34: Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
Ezekiel 34: And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
Ezekiel 34: Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
Ezekiel 34: As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
Ezekiel 34: Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
Ezekiel 34: Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
Ezekiel 34: As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Ezekiel 34: And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
Ezekiel 37: And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.
Amos 1: And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
Amos 3: Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.
Micah 5: And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
Nahum 3: Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.
Zephaniah 2: And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks.
Zechariah 10: For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
Zechariah 10: Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.
Zechariah 11: There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
Zechariah 11: Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not.
Zechariah 11: Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.
Zechariah 11: And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
Zechariah 11: For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
Zechariah 11: Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
Zechariah 13: Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
Matthew 9: But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew 25: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
Matthew 26: Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.
Mark 6: And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
Mark 14: And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.
Luke 2: And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
Luke 2: And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.
Luke 2: And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.
Luke 2: And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
John 10: But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10: I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John 10: But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
John 10: I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John 10: And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Hebrews 13: Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
1 Peter 2: For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Peter 5: And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Epher
A calf.
One of the sons of Midian, who was Abraham's son by Keturah (Genesis 25:4 ).

The head of one of the families of trans-Jordanic Manasseh who were carried captive by Tiglath-pileser (1 Chronicles 5:24 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Epher
1. Genesis 25:4; 1 Chronicles 1:33.

2. 1 Chronicles 4:17.

3. E. of Jordan (1 Chronicles 5:24). Related to Ophrah, Gideon's native place in Manasseh W. of Jordan.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Epher
(ee' feer) Personal name meaning, “young deer.” 1. Son of Midian, grandson of Abraham through his wife Keturah, and clan father among the Midianites (Genesis 25:4 ). 2 . A descendant of Caleb in the tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:17 ). 3 . Original ancestor of clan in tribe of Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:24 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Epher
EPHER . 1. The name of the second of the sons of Midian mentioned in Genesis 25:4 , 1 Chronicles 1:33 , and recorded as one of the descendants of Abraham by his wife Keturah ( Genesis 25:1 ). 2. The name of one of the sons of Ezrah ( 1 Chronicles 4:17 ). 3. The first of a group of five heads of fathers’ houses belonging to the half tribe of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 5:24 ).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Epher
1. Son of Midian, being the son of Abraham and Keturah. Genesis 25:4 ; 1 Chronicles 1:33 .

2. Son of Ezra, a descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:17 .

3. A chief of Manasseh, east of the Jordan. 1 Chronicles 5:24 .

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Epher
A son of Midian, Genesis 25:4 , located beyond the Jordan, 1 Kings 4:10 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Epher
Dust; lead

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Ephra - (Judges 6:11) It is derived from Epher, ashes. The Lord, he saith, will give them Pheer for Epher; that is, beauty for ashes; meaning the blessed change wrought by grace in the soul, when from sin they are brought to salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ
Epher - Epher
Tire - Isaiah 61:10, "as a bridegroom decketh himself with a priestly head-dress" (peer ); same word as in Isaiah 61:3, "beauty (peer ) for ashes" Epher , play upon like sounds); to give the ornamental head tiara for a head-dress of ashes (2 Samuel 13:19)
Ophir - The word is perhaps derived from Aupher or Epher, which means ashes; probably from the dust to which gold in the process of melting is brought
Ophrah - Epher a head of Manasseh probably gave the name (1 Chronicles 5:24), migrating there with Abiezer and Shechem (Numbers 26:30; Joshua 17:2)
Nehushtan - It is a sort of play upon the word, somewhat like that we meet with Isaiah 61:3 where the prophet, speaking of the exchange to be made of beauty for ashes, useth two words in sound much alike, but very different in their meaning—Pheer, beauty, for Epher, ashes
Headdress - The pe-eer was a holiday ornamental head-dress; (Isaiah 61:3) "beauty for ashes" (a play on similar sounds, pe-eer Epher ), to give them the ornamental headdress worn on joyous occasions (Ezekiel 24:17) for the ashes cast on the head in mourning (2 Samuel 13:19)