What does Asher mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
אָשֵׁ֖ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 6
אָשֵׁ֔ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 5
אָשֵׁ֑ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 5
אָשֵׁ֗ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 4
וְאָשֵֽׁר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 2
אָ֠שֵׁר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 2
וּבְאָשֵׁר֙ son of Jacob and Zilpah. 2
ἀσήρ the eighth son of Jacob. 1
וְאָשֵׁ֑ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
לְאָשֵׁ֕ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
בְּאָשֵׁ֤ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
וּבְאָשֵׁ֗ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
מֵֽאָשֵׁ֔ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
מֵאָשֵׁ֖ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
: אָשֵׁ֗ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
אָשֵׁ֥ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
אָשֵֽׁר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
אָשֵׁר֙ son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
ἀσὴρ the eighth son of Jacob. 1
וּלְאָשֵׁ֣ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
וְאָשֵׁ֔ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
מֵאָשֵׁ֥ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
בְּאָשֵׁ֖ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
אָשֵׁ֜ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
וּמֵאָשֵׁ֗ר son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1
אָשֵׁר֮ son of Jacob and Zilpah. 1

Definitions Related to Asher

H836


   1 son of Jacob and Zilpah.
   2 the tribe descended from Asher.
   3 a city east of Shechem in Manasseh.
   Additional Information: Asher = “happy”.
   

G768


   1 the eighth son of Jacob.
   Additional Information: Asher = “blessed”.
   

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Morrish Bible Dictionary - Asher, Aser
Eighth son of Jacob by Zilpah,Leah's handmaid. Genesis 13 . The signification of the name as in the margin is 'happy.' His posterity formed one of the twelve tribes. Its portion in the land was in the extreme north, extending northward from Mount Carmel. It was bounded on the east by Naphtali, and on the south east by Zebulon. It was doubtless intended that their west border should have been the Great Sea, but we read that they did not drive out the inhabitants of Accho, Zidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik and Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites. Judges 1:31,32 . This left a tract of land on the sea coast unoccupied by Asher.
When Jacob called his sons about him to tell them what should befall them in the last days, he said of Asher, "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties." Genesis 49:20 . When Moses ordained that certain of the tribes should stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, and certain others on Mount Ebal to curse, Asher was one of those chosen to stand on the latter. Deuteronomy 27:13 . And when Moses blessed the tribes before he died, he said of Asher, "Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be." Deuteronomy 33:24,25 .
In Jacob's prophecy as to this tribe there is depicted the future blessing of all Israel after the salvation of the Lord has come in, announced at the close of Dan's apostasy. In Deuteronomy, what is future also as to Israel, is probably presented, but connected rather with the government of God in His hands who is King in Jeshurun.
When Deborah and Barak went to the war they had to lament in their song that Asher abode by the sea coast, and came not to their aid, Judges 5:17 ; but when subsequently the Midianites and the Amalekites invaded the land Asher responded to the call of Gideon. Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 . At the secession of the ten tribes Asher became a part of Israel, and very little more is heard of this tribe. When Hezekiah proclaimed a solemn passover and sent invitations to the cities of Israel as well as to Judah, though many laughed the messengers to scorn, divers of Asher humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. 2 Chronicles 30:11 .
When numbered at Sinai there were 41,500 able to go forth to war, and when near the promised land they were 53,400; but when the rulers of the tribes are mentioned in the time of David, Asher is omitted. Numbers 1:41 ; Numbers 26:47 ; 1 Chronicles 27:16-22 . The tribe is twice referred to in the N.T. as ASER. In Revelation 7:6 , twelve thousand of Asher will be sealed, and in Luke 2:36 , Anna a prophetess, of the tribe of Asher, gave thanks in the temple at the birth of the Saviour. Asher is one of the tribes still to come into blessing, and have a portion in the land. Ezekiel 48:2,3 . See THE TWELVE TRIBES
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Asher
Happy, Jacob's eigth son; his mother was Zilpah, Leah's handmaid (Genesis 30:13 ). Of the tribe founded by him nothing is recorded beyond its holding a place in the list of the tribes (35:26; 46:17; Exodus 1:4 , etc.) It increased in numbers twenty-nine percent, during the thirty-eight years' wanderings. The place of this tribe during the march through the desert was between Dan and Naphtali (Numbers 2:27 ). The boundaries of the inheritance given to it, which contained some of the richest soil in Palestine, and the names of its towns, are recorded in Joshua 19:24-31 ; Judges 1:31,32 . Asher and Simeon were the only tribes west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation. Anna the prophetess was of this tribe (Luke 2:36 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Asher
ASHER or ASER.
1. Eighth son of Jacob by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid (Genesis 30:13). "In my happiness the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher" (happy.) Asher had four sons and one daughter, the heads of families (Numbers 26:44-47). At the Exodus they numbered 41,500; at the close of the forty years in the wilderness 53,400. Their allotment was the rich sea coast between Carmel and Lebanon, N. of Manasseh, N.W. of Zebulun and Issachar, and S.W. of Naphtali. The portion near Zidon, Dor, Accho, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik, Rehob, they never made themselves masters of (Judges 1:31-32; Joshua 19:24-31; Joshua 17:10-11.). The southern boundary was a stream S. of Dor (Tantura) flowing into the Mediterranean, Nahr el Defneh or Nahr Zurka. Their land included the maritime portion of the plain of Esdraelon.
Moses' blessing (Deuteronomy 33:24-25) represents Asher "acceptable to his brethren"; but Keil, "favored among his brethren and dipping his feet in oil" (i.e. having a land flowing with oil: Job 29:6), "his shoes" (but Keil translates castle, min'al ; Maurer, bolt, i.e. dwelling secured by bolt) "iron and brass" (abounding in these metals, which the Phoenicians manufactured). Contented with the luxuries which nature and intercourse with the enterprising Phoenicians afforded (for already Zidon was "the great" or "the strong"), Asher shrank from jeopardizing life with Zebulun and Naphtali, against Sisera the Canaanite; Asher "abode on the sea shore in his breaches" (creeks) (Judges 5:17-18).
"As thy days so shall thy rest (dabeaka ) be," Maurer and Keil; but Gesenius, "so shall thy death be" (Deuteronomy 33:24-25). Jacob (Genesis 49:20) prophesied: "out of Asher his bread shall be fat (the fat that comes from him shall be his own bread, so fruitful shall be his soil) and he shall yield royal dainties:" fulfilled when Solomon thence supplied King Hiram's household with wheat and oil (1 Kings 5:11). Asher's self indulging inertness acted injuriously on his own people. Selfishness and faint heartedness in the Lord's cause became their own punishment.
From being more numerous at mount Sinai than Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, in David's time they had become so few that Asher's name is omitted from the chief rulers (1 Chronicles 27:16-22). Asherites were among those who came to Jerusalem to Hezekiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 30:11). Asher and Simeon are the only tribes W. of Jordan which produced no hero or judge. (See ANNA, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, in the New Testament alone reflects honor on her tribe (Luke 2).
2. A boundary of Manasseh on the S. (Joshua 17:7.) Eusebius places it on the road from Shechem to Bethshean or Scythepills. Porter makes it now Teyasir, three quarters of an hour from Tubas or Thebez. Tel um el Aschera (Van de Velde), Um Ajra; (Robinson and Knobel), an hour S. of Beisan.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Asher
The eighth son of Jacob and second of Zilpah, Genesis 30:13 35:26 . On entering Canaan his tribe was the fifth in order, numbering fifty-three thousand four hundred. The portion of Asher lay along the seaboard, having Levanon and Zidon on the north, Carmel and the tribe of Issachar on the south, and Zebulun and Naphtali on the east. It was fruitful in grain, wine, oil, and minerals, Genesis 49:20 Deuteronomy 33:24,25 . How much of the Phoenician coast was included is uncertain, Joshua 19:25,28 ; but the Asherites were unable to expel the Canaanites, and dwelt in part among them, Judges 1:31,32 . They are honorably mentioned in the history of David, 1 Chronicles 12:36 , and of Hezekiah, 2 Chronicles 30:11 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Asher
(assh' uhr) or ASER (New Testament Greek spelling) Personal, tribal, and place name meaning, “fortune,” “happiness.” 1. Eighth son of Jacob, born of Zilpah, the concubine (Genesis 30:13 ). His four sons and one daughter began the tribe of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ). Jacob's blessing said Asher would have rich food that he would give a king (Genesis 49:20 ), perhaps suggesting a period when the tribe would serve a foreign king. 2. The tribe of Asher numbered 53,400 in the wilderness (Numbers 26:46 ), having grown from 41,500 (Numbers 1:41 ). They formed part of the rear guard in the wilderness marches (Numbers 10:25-28 ). Asher's territorial allotment was in Phoenicia in the far northwest reaching to Tyre and Sidon on the Mediterranean coast (Joshua 19:24-31 ). They could not drive out the Canaanites and had to live among them (Judges 1:31-32 ). When Deborah summoned the tribes to action, Asher did not respond but “continued on the seashore” (Judges 5:17 ). Apparently, Asher was working for the Canaanites in the ports of the Mediterranean. Moses' blessing gives another view of Asher, calling the tribe “most blessed,” “favored by his brothers,” and strong (Deuteronomy 33:24-25 ). Asher produced no judge in the Book of Judges; nor did it have a tribal leader in the chronicler's list (1 Chronicles 27:16-22 ). Asher did provide troops for Gideon (Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 ) and 40,000 for David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:36 ). Some people from Asher made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to keep Hezekiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 30:11 ). Perhaps Asher's greatest hero was Anna, the prophetess who bore witness to the baby Jesus (Luke 2:36-38 ). Twelve thousand from Asher are among the 144,000 sealed out of great tribulation to be fed by the Lamb (Revelation 7:1 ).
3. Apparently a border town in Manasseh (Joshua 17:7 ) but possibly a reference to the border joining the tribal territories of Manasseh and Asher. See Tribes of Israel.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Asher
(Asher) (1) Eighth son of Jacob and Zelpha, handmaid of Lia, Jacob's wife.
(2) One of the 12 tribes of Israel, descended from Aser. Its territory, described in Josue, included 22 cities, one of which is the modern Acre. The fertility of the land gave rise to the saying that in Aser oil flowed as a river. The tribe plays an unimportant part in history.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Asher
ASHER . 1 . A town on the S. border of Manasseh ( Joshua 17:7 ). Site unknown. 2 . Tob 1:2 = Hazor, No. 1 .
ASHER . The eighth son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid. Leah, joyful over his birth, named him ‘Happy’ ( Genesis 30:13 ). This ‘popular etymology’ dominates J [1] ’s thought in the ‘Blessing of Jacob’ ( Genesis 49:20 ) and in the ‘Blessing of Moses’ ( Deuteronomy 33:24 ). Asher’s territory was especially fertile and fitted to promote prosperity. Whether this fact operated in its naming, or whether the name was originally that of a divinity of a militant Canaanite clan mentioned frequently in the Tell el-Amarna letters as the Mârî abd-Ashirti (‘Sons of the servant of Asherah’), or whether the Canaanite tribe ‘Asaru , known from the inscriptions of the Egyptian king Seti I. (14th cent.), gave the name to the tribe, it is impossible to say. The two last theories imply an amalgamation of original inhabitants with a Hebrew clan or tribe, which, probably prior to the entrance of the southern tribes, had found its way into the North. A predominance of the Gentile element thus introduced would account, in a measure at least, for the non-participation of the Asherites in the war against Sisera, although they are said to have sent a contingent to the support of Gideon in his war with the Midianites ( Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 ), and, according to the Chronicler, went 40,000 strong to Hebron to aid David in his struggle for the kingship ( 1 Chronicles 12:36 ). According to the earliest writing extant in the OT, viz., the Song of Deborah, the other northern tribes, Zebulun to the south and Naphtali to the east of it, flung themselves with fierce abandon against the army of Sisera, while ‘Asher sat still at the haven of the sea’ ( Judges 5:17 f.). According to P [2] ’s census, there were 41,500 males ‘twenty years old and upward’ at Sinai, and when they arrived in the plains of Moab they had increased to 53,400 ( Numbers 1:41 ; Numbers 26:47 ).
P [2] gives also the territorial boundaries, including the names of 22 cities and their dependent villages, the majority of which are unidentified (Joshua 19:24-30 ; cf. Judges 1:31-32 , and Joshua 17:11 J [1] ). Asher’s territory was gained by settlement, not by conquest ( Judges 1:31 f.). The tribe played an unimportant rôle in Israel. It is not mentioned in 1 Chronicles 27:16 ff., where the tribes are enumerated together with their respective leaders under David. For the genealogies see Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:44 , 1 Chronicles 7:30 ff. See also Tribes of Israel.
James A. Craig.
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Asher
Happiness
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Asher
See Tribes.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Asher
One of the sons of Jacob, by Zilpah. (Genesis 30:12-13) His name means happy, or blessed; taken from the same word in the root which means blessed. Hence, Jacob, when adying, declared that "the bread of Asher should be fat." (Genesis 49:20) And Moses, when blessing the children of Israel, with his last prophetical benediction, followed up the same in allusion to his name as blessed; "thy shoes (said Moses) shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be." (Deuteronomy 33:24-25)
I cannot help remarking upon the name of Asher, that there is in it somewhat of peculiar gracefulness. The noun, which is taken from the root, is never used but in the plural number, blessedness instead of blessed, as in the first word of Psalms 1:1-6. And the Hebrews give a very decided reason for it. They say, that blessedness doth not depend upon a single blessing, but upon all. Hence, in allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the blessedness, the Asher of his people. So that the opening of that Psalm being plural, should be read with an eye to Christ; blessedness is the man, etc. And of none but Christ could this be said; neither to any other but Him, could the things spoken of in that Psalm refer.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Asher
tribe of. The province allotted to this tribe was a maritime one, stretching along the coast from Sidon on the north to Mount Carmel on the south; including the cities Abdon, Achshaph, Accho, Achzib, Sarepta, Sidon, and Tyre. But of the northern half of this territory, that is, from Tyre northward, this tribe never became possessed, not having expelled the Phoenician inhabitants, who are supposed not to have been pure Canaanites, but a mixture of this people with a Cuthite colony from Egypt. Asher was the most northerly of the tribes; and had that of Naphtali on the west, and Zebulun on the south.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Asher
Asher (ăsh'er), happy. 1. The eighth son of Jacob. 2. One of the twelve tribes (see Tribes). 3. A territory extending from Carmel to Lebanon, about 60 miles long and ten to twelve wide, having 22 cities with their villages. The Phœnicians held the plain by the sea, and Asher the mountains. Joshua 19:24-31; Judges 1:31-32. This territory contained some of the richest soil in all Palestine; and to this fact, as well as to its proximity to the Phœnicians, the degeneracy of the tribe may be attributed. 4. A place on the boundary between Ephraim and Manasseh. Joshua 17:7.
Chabad Knowledge Base - Asher
(a) Son of Jacob and Zilpah, eighth of the Twelve Tribes. (b) A common Jewish name.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Asher
See Tribes.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Asher
The tribe of Asher was descended from Jacob through his maid Zilpah (Genesis 30:12-13). In the division of Canaan under Joshua, this tribe received the coastal plain from Mt Carmel north to the Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon (Joshua 19:24-31; Judges 5:17).
Like the other Israelite tribes, Asher did not drive out the local Canaanites, who still occupied a number of towns and districts. As a result Asher rarely controlled the Phoenician coast, and for most of its history had to be content with the coastal region around Mt Carmel and the neighbouring hill country (Judges 1:31-32). This was a fertile area whose olive orchards produced the best oil in Palestine (Genesis 49:20; Deuteronomy 33:24).

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Asher - His four sons and one daughter began the tribe of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ). Jacob's blessing said Asher would have rich food that he would give a king (Genesis 49:20 ), perhaps suggesting a period when the tribe would serve a foreign king. The tribe of Asher numbered 53,400 in the wilderness (Numbers 26:46 ), having grown from 41,500 (Numbers 1:41 ). Asher's territorial allotment was in Phoenicia in the far northwest reaching to Tyre and Sidon on the Mediterranean coast (Joshua 19:24-31 ). When Deborah summoned the tribes to action, Asher did not respond but “continued on the seashore” (Judges 5:17 ). Apparently, Asher was working for the Canaanites in the ports of the Mediterranean. Moses' blessing gives another view of Asher, calling the tribe “most blessed,” “favored by his brothers,” and strong (Deuteronomy 33:24-25 ). Asher produced no judge in the Book of Judges; nor did it have a tribal leader in the chronicler's list (1 Chronicles 27:16-22 ). Asher did provide troops for Gideon (Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 ) and 40,000 for David at Hebron (1 Chronicles 12:36 ). Some people from Asher made the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to keep Hezekiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 30:11 ). Perhaps Asher's greatest hero was Anna, the prophetess who bore witness to the baby Jesus (Luke 2:36-38 ). Twelve thousand from Asher are among the 144,000 sealed out of great tribulation to be fed by the Lamb (Revelation 7:1 ). Apparently a border town in Manasseh (Joshua 17:7 ) but possibly a reference to the border joining the tribal territories of Manasseh and Asher
Piskei harosh - Asher ben Yechiel (c. 1250-1327, also known as the Rosh, an acronym for Rabbeinu Asher), gleaned from his commentary on the Talmud...
Aser - See Asher
Serah - See SARAH,daughter of Asher
Asher, Aser - It was doubtless intended that their west border should have been the Great Sea, but we read that they did not drive out the inhabitants of Accho, Zidon, Ahlab, Achzib, Helbah, Aphik and Rehob; but the Asherites dwelt among the Canaanites. This left a tract of land on the sea coast unoccupied by Asher. ...
When Jacob called his sons about him to tell them what should befall them in the last days, he said of Asher, "Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties. When Moses ordained that certain of the tribes should stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, and certain others on Mount Ebal to curse, Asher was one of those chosen to stand on the latter. And when Moses blessed the tribes before he died, he said of Asher, "Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. ...
When Deborah and Barak went to the war they had to lament in their song that Asher abode by the sea coast, and came not to their aid, Judges 5:17 ; but when subsequently the Midianites and the Amalekites invaded the land Asher responded to the call of Gideon. At the secession of the ten tribes Asher became a part of Israel, and very little more is heard of this tribe. When Hezekiah proclaimed a solemn passover and sent invitations to the cities of Israel as well as to Judah, though many laughed the messengers to scorn, divers of Asher humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem. ...
When numbered at Sinai there were 41,500 able to go forth to war, and when near the promised land they were 53,400; but when the rulers of the tribes are mentioned in the time of David, Asher is omitted. In Revelation 7:6 , twelve thousand of Asher will be sealed, and in Luke 2:36 , Anna a prophetess, of the tribe of Asher, gave thanks in the temple at the birth of the Saviour. Asher is one of the tribes still to come into blessing, and have a portion in the land
Helbah - ” City in tribal territory of Asher which Asher could not drive out (Judges 1:31 )
Amal - AMAL of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35)
Ummah - Vicinity, a town of Asher (Joshua 19:30 )
Ulla - A descendant of Asher
Ashurites - The Targum of Jonathan reads Beth Asher, "the house of Asher," so also several Hebrew manuscripts The Asherites will then be the whole country W. Bachienne suggests the city "Asher" (Joshua 17:7), S
Asherite - One of the tribe of Asher
Beera - A man of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Amad - In Asher, between Alammelech and Misheal (Joshua 19:23)
Ara - A descendant of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Amal - A descendant of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Hali - City on the boundary of Asher
Alammelech - City on the border of Asher
Helem - A stroke, great-grandson of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Beten - A city on the borders of Asher
Birzaith - (bihr zay' ihth) Descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:31 )
Beriites - Descendants of Beriah, the son of Asher
Shelomi - Father of Ahihud, a prince of Asher
Shihor-Libnath - ” Border of tribal territory of Asher (Joshua 19:26 ), variously identified as the Nahr ez-Zerqa on the southern border of Asher; the swampy territory between the rivers Nahr ed-Difleh and Nahr ez-Zerqa, and tell Abu Hawam at the mouth of the Kishon
Harnepher - A chief of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Sethur - Son of Michael, of the tribe of Asher
Bimhal - (bihm' hal) Descendant of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:33 )
Helbah - A town of Asher, not far from Sidon (Judges 1:31)
Helem - Descendant of Asher
Ishuah, Isuah - Second son of Asher
Birzavith - Son of Malchiel the grandson of Asher
Helbah - Town in the tribe of Asher
Shelesh - Son of Helem, a descendant of Asher
Pasach - Son of Japhlet, a descendant of Asher
Zophah - Son of Helem, a descendant of Asher
Ara - (ay' ruh) Leader in tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Amal - Son of Helem, a descendant of Asher
is'Uah - (quiet ), second son of Asher
Ish'Uah - (quiet ), the second son of Asher
Ash'Erites, - descendants of Asher, and members of his tribe
Jiphthahel, Valley of - The boundary of Asher and Zebulon
Rohgah - Son of Shamer, a descendant of Asher
Rezia - Son of Ulla, a descendant of Asher
Rehob - Town in the territory of Asher (Joshua 19:28 ,Joshua 19:28,19:30 ). Asher was not able to drive out the Canaanite inhabitants (Judges 1:31 ). Elsewhere, Rehob in Asher is assigned to the Levites (Joshua 21:31 ; 1 Chronicles 6:75 )
Misheal - (Joshua 19:26 ), a town of Asher, probably the same as Mishal
Shua - Daughter of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
Bimhal - A descendant of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:33 )
Ishvah - Second son of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , 1 Chronicles 7:30 )
Hotham - Son of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
Imna - Son of Helem, of the tribe of Asher
Ashvath - Son of Japhlet of the tribe of Asher
Jehubbah - Son of Shamer, of the tribe of Asher
Imrah - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Hod - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Beera - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Pispah - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
Harnepher - Son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher
Suah - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Shamma - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Shilshah - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Ara - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
Bir'Zavith - a name occurring in the genealogies of Asher
Jimna(h) - Son of Asher, grandson of Jacob, and original ancestor of clan in tribe of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:44 )
Helbah - A town of Asher ( Judges 1:31 )
Aser - New Testament spelling of Asher in KJV (Luke 2:36 ; Revelation 7:6 )
Mashal - A city of Asher, 1 Chronicles 6:74
Allammelech - A town of Asher, probably near Acco ( Joshua 19:26 )
Aphik - A city of Asher ( Judges 1:31 ), the same as Aphek, 2
Japh'Let - (whom God delivers ) a descendant of Asher through Beriah
Hod - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Zophah - Spreading out, a son of Helem (1 Chronicles 7:35 ), a chief of Asher
Zilpah - Drooping, Leah's handmaid, and the mother of Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13 )
Bethemek - On the border of Asher, S
Helem - A man of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Haniel - Son of Ulla, and prince of the tribe of Asher
a'Mad - (enduring ), an unknown place in Asher, between Alammelech and Misheal
be'ri - (a well ), son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
pa'Sach - (cut off ), son of Japhlet, of the tribe of Asher
Pagiel - God allots, a prince of the tribe of Asher (Numbers 1:13 ), in the wilderness
Zilpah - One of Jacob's two concubines, she was mother of Gad and Asher
Aloth - A district with Asher, under the ninth of Solomon's commissariat officers (1 Kings 4:16)
ka'Nah - City in Asher
Jes'Uites - (the posterity of Jesui ) , The, a family of the tribe of Asher
Jez'o-ar - (whiteness ), the son of Helah, one of the wives of Asher
Ash'Vath - One of the sons of Japhlet, of the tribe of Asher
Amad - City allotted to tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:26 )
Serah - A daughter of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:48 (30), 1 Chronicles 7:30 )
Pasach - Clearing, one of the sons of Japhlet, of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:33 )
Helbah - Fatness, a town of the tribe of Asher (Judges 1:31 ), in the plain of Phoenicia
Kattath - (Joshua 19:15 ), a town of Asher, has been identified with Kana el Jelil
Shil'Shah - (strong ), son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher
Sarah - Daughter of Asher
ah'Lab - (fertile ), a city of Asher from which the Canaanites were not driven out
ho'Sah - (refuge ), a city of Asher, ( Joshua 19:29 ) The next landmark on the boundary to Tyre
Bim'Hal - (circumcised ), one of the sons of Japhlet in the line of Asher
be'Ten - (height ), one of the cities on the border of the tribe of Asher
ha'li - (necklace ), a town on the boundary of Asher, named between Helkath and Beten
Har'Nepher - (panting ), one of the sons of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
ho'Sah - (refuge ), a city of Asher, ( Joshua 19:29 ) The next landmark on the boundary to Tyre
Hod - (splendor ), one of the sons of Zophah, among the descendants of Asher
Asher - The tribe of Asher was descended from Jacob through his maid Zilpah (Genesis 30:12-13). ...
Like the other Israelite tribes, Asher did not drive out the local Canaanites, who still occupied a number of towns and districts. As a result Asher rarely controlled the Phoenician coast, and for most of its history had to be content with the coastal region around Mt Carmel and the neighbouring hill country (Judges 1:31-32)
Imrah - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Japhlet - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:32-33 )
Amal - ” Leader of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Hukkok - A city in the tribe of Asher
im'Rah - (stubborn ), a descendant of Asher, of the family of Zophah ( 1 Chronicles 7:36 ) (B
Pasach - ” Member of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:33 )
be-e'ra - (a well ), son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Mashal - Entreaty, a levitical town in the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 6:74 ); called Mishal (Joshua 21:30 )
Rohgah - ” Leader of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 )
Suah - ” Son of Zophah of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Birzaith - Apparently a town of Asher, probably Bîr ez-Zeit , near Tyre
Zophah - ” Family in the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35-36 )
Alam'Melech - (king's oak ), a place within the limits of Asher, named between Achshaph and Amad
Hel'Bah - (fertile ), a town of Asher, probably on the plain of Phoenicia not far from Sidon
be'Zer - (gold ore ), son of Zophah, one of the heads of the houses of Asher
Han'Iel - (grace of God ), one of the sons of Ulla of the tribe of Asher
Shelomi - ” Father of a leader of tribe of Asher (Numbers 34:27 )
Jehubbah - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 )
Pispa, Pispah - Member of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Beera - ” A descendant of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Ahihud - Prince of Asher; assisted Joshua and Eleazar in dividing Canaan (Numbers 34:27)
Ashvath - Descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:33 )
Beten - City on the border of Asher
Ishuai, Isui, Jesui - Third son of Asher, and founder of the JESUITES
Ummah - City in Asher
Imna - ” A member of the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Shelesh - ” Leader of a clan in the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35 )
Harnepher - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Shilshah - ” Original ancestor of clan in tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
se'Rah, - the daughter of Asher, (Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:30 ) called in (Numbers 26:46 ) SARAH
Ulla - Of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:39-40): head of a house and a mighty man of valor, a chief prince
Sethur - ” Spy representing tribe of Asher in scouting out the Promised Land (Numbers 13:13 )
Bethemek - Town on the border of Asher
Neiel - Boundary city of Asher
Mashal - Levitical city in Asher
a'Loth - a place or district, forming with Asher the jurisdiction of the ninth of Solomon's commissariat officers
ho'Tham - (signet ring ), a man of Asher, son of Heber, of the family Of Beriah
Rehob (2) - A town allotted to Asher (Joshua 19:28), near Sidon. Another town of Asher (Joshua 19:30); assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21:31); kept by the Canaanites through Asher's remissness (Judges 1:31)
Sethur - He was of the tribe of Asher (Numbers 13:13 )
Helkath - Smoothness, a town of Asher, on the east border (Joshua 19:25 ; 21:31 ); called also Hukok (1 Chronicles 6:75 )
Mishal - A town of Asher, assigned to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 19:26; Joshua 21:30)
Ulla - ” Descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:39 )
Hammon - A city in Asher near great Sidon (Joshua 19:28)
im'na - (holding back ), a descendant of Asher, son of Helem
Asher - ASHER or ASER. "In my happiness the daughters will call me happy: and she called his name Asher" (happy. ) Asher had four sons and one daughter, the heads of families (Numbers 26:44-47). ...
Moses' blessing (Deuteronomy 33:24-25) represents Asher "acceptable to his brethren"; but Keil, "favored among his brethren and dipping his feet in oil" (i. Contented with the luxuries which nature and intercourse with the enterprising Phoenicians afforded (for already Zidon was "the great" or "the strong"), Asher shrank from jeopardizing life with Zebulun and Naphtali, against Sisera the Canaanite; Asher "abode on the sea shore in his breaches" (creeks) (Judges 5:17-18). Jacob (Genesis 49:20) prophesied: "out of Asher his bread shall be fat (the fat that comes from him shall be his own bread, so fruitful shall be his soil) and he shall yield royal dainties:" fulfilled when Solomon thence supplied King Hiram's household with wheat and oil (1 Kings 5:11). Asher's self indulging inertness acted injuriously on his own people. ...
From being more numerous at mount Sinai than Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin, in David's time they had become so few that Asher's name is omitted from the chief rulers (1 Chronicles 27:16-22). Asherites were among those who came to Jerusalem to Hezekiah's Passover (2 Chronicles 30:11). Asher and Simeon are the only tribes W. (See ANNA, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, in the New Testament alone reflects honor on her tribe (Luke 2)
Serah - Abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 ); called also Sarah (Numbers 26:46 ; RSV, "Serah")
Ocran - Father of Pagiel, a chief of the tribe of Asher
Amad - A city of Asher
Amad - Town on the border of Asher
Pagiel - Chief of the tribe of Asher ( Numbers 1:13 ; Numbers 2:27 ; Numbers 7:72 ; Numbers 7:77 ; Numbers 10:26 )
mi'Shal, - (entreaty ), one of the towns in the territory of Asher, ( Joshua 19:26 ) allotted to the Gershonite Levites
he'Lem -
A descendant of Asher
Bethdagon - Boundary town of Asher
Shihorlibnath - Landmark at the boundary of Asher
Pagiel - Son of Ocran and a chief of the tribe of Asher
a'Phik - (strong ), a city of Asher from which the Canaanites were not driven out
Jehub'Bah - (protected ), a man of Asher, son of Shamer or Shomer, of the house of Beriah
Achshaph - A royal city of the Canaanites, Joshua 11:1 , conquered by Joshua, and assigned to the tribe of Asher, Joshua 12:20 ; 19:25
Serah - ” Daughter of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:46 , where KJV reads Sarah)
Ahi - Son of Shamer a descendant of Asher
Zilpah - The maid of Leah, who became the secondary wife of Jacob, and the mother of Gad and Asher, Genesis 29:24 ; 30:9-13
Shihor Libnath - A boundary of Asher. of Carmel where Asher was bounded by Manasseh (Joshua 17:10), S
Mishal - A city of the tribe of Asher (Joshua 21:30 ; 1 Chronicles 6:74 )
Malchiel - (mal' kih ehl) Name meaning, “My God is king,” given to a descendant of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31 )
Mishal - A town of Asher ( Joshua 19:26 ), given to the Gershonite Levites ( Joshua 21:30 ) = 1 Chronicles 6:74 Mashal
Ish'ua-i - (quiet ), the third son of Asher, ( 1 Chronicles 7:30 ) founder of a family bearing his name
an'na - ( Luke 2:36 ) She was of the tribe of Asher
Hali - ” Border town assigned to tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:25 )
Shihor-Libnath - One of the boundaries of Asher ( Joshua 19:26 )
Rizia - ” Head of a family within the tribe of Asher who was a renowned warrior (1 Chronicles 7:39-40 )
Imnah - The eldest son of Asher ( Numbers 26:44 , 1 Chronicles 7:30 )
Allammelech - ” Border town of Asher (Joshua 19:26 ) whose specific location is not known
Rehob - ...
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A town of Asher (Joshua 19:28 ), to the east of Zidon. ...
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Another town of Asher (Joshua 19:30 ), kept possession of by the Canaanites (Judges 1:31 )
re'Hob - ...
One of the towns allotted to Asher. (Joshua 19:28 ) ...
Asher contained another Rehob, (Joshua 19:30 ) but the situation of these towns is unknown
Rehob - A Levitical city in Asher, Joshua 19:28 ; 21:31 , on the northern border of the Holy Land, called also Beth-rehob, and lying in a valley south of Anti-Lebanon, not far north of Dan, Numbers 13:21 ; Judges 18:28 . Some think there were two cities of this name in Asher
Hammon -
A town in the tribe of Asher, near Zidon (Joshua 19:28 ), identified with 'Ain Hamul
Beten - ” Border town of tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:25 )
Ahihud - The prince of the tribe of Asher ( Numbers 34:27 (P Ahi'Hud -
The son of Shelomi and prince of the tribe of Asher
Jim'na - (prosperity ), the first-born of Asher
Ahlab - City in Canaan, the inhabitants of which Asher failed to drive out
Ishvi - ” Son of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ) and original clan ancestor of Ishvites (Numbers 26:44 )
Ahlab - Fatness, a town of Asher lying within the unconquered Phoenician border (Judges 1:31 ), north-west of the Sea of Galilee; commonly identified with Giscala, now el-Jish
Zilpah - Handmaid of Leah, by whom Jacob became father of Gad and Asher
Ach'Shaph - (fascination ), a city within the territory of Asher, named between Beten and Alammelech, ( Joshua 19:25 ) originally the seat of a Canaanite king
Achshaph - A city conquered by Joshua, and afterwards assigned to the tribe of Asher
Beth-e'Mek - (house of the valley ), a place on or near the border of Asher, on the north side of which was the ravine of Jiphthah-el ( Joshua 19:27 )
Iphtahel - ” Valley separating tribal territories of Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 19:14 ,Joshua 19:14,19:27 )
Ummah - ” Town in Asher (Joshua 19:30 )
Jephunneh - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
Ahihud - Son ofShelomi, and prince of the tribe of Asher, chosen to arrange the division of the land
is'ui - (quiet ), third son of Asher, ( Genesis 46:17 ) founder of a family called after him, though in the Authorized Version appearing as THE JESUITES
Helkath - The town where the boundary of Asher began, proceeding from S
Hanniel - A hero of the tribe of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:39 )
im'Nah -
The first born of Asher
pa'gi-el - (God allots ) the son of Ocran and chief of the tribe of Asher at the time of the exodus
um'Mah - (union ), one of the cities of the allotment of Asher
Arah - In the genealogy of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:39 )
Ahi - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 )
Hosah -
A place on the border of the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:29 ), a little to the south of Zidon
Beri - A descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Phanuel - Of the tribe of Asher
Shamer - Son of Heber of the tribe of Asher
Shomer - ...
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A man of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:32 ); called also Shamer (34)
Shua - Woman descended from Asher (1 Chronicles 7:32 ), with slightly different Hebrew spelling
Cabul - A town of Asher on the border of Zebulun
Zilpah - Leah's handmaid, given by Laban (Genesis 29:24) and by Leah to Jacob, who by her begat Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13; Genesis 35:26; Genesis 37:2; Genesis 46:18)
Jephunneh - ...
One of the descendants of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Hotham - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:32 )
Ahlab - A city of Asher ( Judges 1:31 )
Helkath - Town on the border of Asher allotted to the Gershonites
Ahlab - The tribe of Asher could not conquer it (Judges 1:31 )
Hali - A city belonging to the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 19:25 )
Kanah - A town in the tribe of Asher, Joshua 19:24,28
Asher - Asher (ăsh'er), happy. The Phœnicians held the plain by the sea, and Asher the mountains
Beth-Emek - ” A border town in the tribal territory of Asher (Joshua 19:27 )
Ebron - (ee' brahn) City in territory of Asher (Joshua 19:28 ), spelled Hebron in KJV
Ibleam - City assigned to Manasseh, but situate in Issachar or Asher
Shual - Son of Zophah, of the tribe of Asher
Anna - A prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of Asher, who gave thanks when the infant Jesus was presented in the temple
ca'Bul -
One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (Joshua 19:27 ) now Kabul , 9 or 10 miles east of Accho
Inlet - When Deborah and Barak went to battle against Sisera, the tribe of Asher stayed at home “by his inlets” (landings NRSV, Judges 5:17 )
Ishvi - Third son of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:44 P Beri'ah -
A son of Asher
Jephunneh - In 1 Chronicles 7:38 , one of the sons of Jether in tribe of Asher
Helkath - A Levitical city belonging to the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 19:25 ; Joshua 21:31 )
Serah - A daughter of Asher, thrice named among those who migrated to Egypt, Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:46 ; 1 Chronicles 7:30
Hosah - A city of Asher, apparently south of Tyre ( Joshua 19:29 )
Ocran - ” Father of Pagiel, a leader of the tribe of Asher (Numbers 1:13 ; Numbers 2:27 ; Numbers 7:72 ,Numbers 7:72,7:77 ; Numbers 10:26 )
Beten - A town of Asher, noticed next to Achshaph
Pagiel - ” Wilderness leader of the tribe of Asher (Numbers 1:13 ; Numbers 2:27 ; Numbers 7:72 ,Numbers 7:72,7:77 ; Numbers 10:26 )
Hel'Hath - (portion ), the town named as the starting-point for the boundary of the tribe of Asher, ( Joshua 19:25 ) and allotted with its "suburbs" to the Gershonite Levites
Aloth - Place or district of Asher: perhaps the same as some unknown place called Baaloth, which the LXX read here, and the Vulg
Ith'Ran - ) ...
A descendant of Asher
Achzib - A city of Asher, from which, however, the Jews were unable to expel the Canaanites, Judges 1:31
Japhleti - The clan's territory lay on border between Ephraim and Benjamin, though the clan apparently belonged to Asher
Hanniel - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:39 )
Neiel - ” Town assigned to Asher (Joshua 19:27 )
a'hi - ) ...
A descendant of Shamer, of the tribe of Asher
Jes'ui - (even, level ), the son of Asher, whose descendants the Jesuites were numbered in the plains of Moab at the Jordan of Jericho
Shamma - Leader of clan of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Hepher - ...
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The second son of Asher (1 Chronicles 4:6 )
Ithran - Leader in the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Hosah - City inthe tribe of Asher
Beriah - Son of Asher
im'Nah - The firstborn of Asher
Kanah - A town in the district of Asher, Joshua 19:28; now a village, ʾAin Kana, six miles southeast of Tyre
Beth-da'Gon - ...
A town apparently near the coast, named as one of the landmarks of the boundary of Asher
Imnah - A son of Asher and original ancestor of the Imnites (Numbers 26:44 KJV's Jimnah)
Ibleam - A city with dependent villages, belonging to Manasseh, yet situated in Asher or Issachar (probably the latter)
Serah - Daughter of Asher
Zil'Pah - She was the mother of Gad and Asher
Ebron - A town in the territory of Asher, elsewhere called Abdon (wh
Ham'Mon -
A city in Asher, (Joshua 19:28 ) apparently not far from Zidon-rabbah
Hammon - Town in tribal allotment of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
en-Hazor - Others would locate it southwest of Kedesh on the border joining Naphtali and Asher
Mashal - City in the tribal territory of Asher later assigned to the Levites (1 Chronicles 6:74 )
Ashurites - Probably the same as the Asherites, of the tribe of Asher, who were among the subjects of Ishbosheth
Shomer - Son of Heber, of the tribe of Asher
Abdon (2) - A city of Asher given to the Levites of Gershom's family: Joshua 21:30; 1 Chronicles 6:74
Abdon - City in the tribe of Asher, one of the four given to the Gershonites. Probably the same as Hebron in the list of the cities of Asher in Joshua 19:28
Ahihud - Chief of the tribe of Asher; one of those appointed by Moses to superintend the division of Canaan among the tribe (Numbers 34:27 )
Neiel - Dwelling-place of God, a town in the territory of Asher, near its southern border (Joshua 19:27 )
Baal-Hamon - It has been supposed to be identical with Baal-gad, and also with Hammon in the tribe of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Arah - Son of Ulla, a descendant of Asher
Zilpah - ” Leah's maid (Genesis 29:24 ; Genesis 46:18 ), given to Jacob as a concubine (Genesis 30:9 ; Genesis 37:2 ); mother of Gad and Asher who were regarded as Leah's sons (Genesis 30:10 ,Genesis 30:10,30:12 ; Genesis 35:26 )
Aram - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 )
Asher - Hence, Jacob, when adying, declared that "the bread of Asher should be fat. " (Deuteronomy 33:24-25)...
I cannot help remarking upon the name of Asher, that there is in it somewhat of peculiar gracefulness. Hence, in allusion to the Lord Jesus Christ, he is the blessedness, the Asher of his people
Zebulun, Lot of - In Galilee, to the north of Issachar and south of Asher and Naphtali (Joshua 19:10-16 ), and between the Sea of Galilee and the Mediterranean
Achshaph - border of territory assigned to Asher ( Joshua 19:25 )
Shual - Descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:36 )
Jesui - (jehss' yoo i) KJV spelling of descendant of Asher (Numbers 26:44 ), the same as Isui in Genesis 46:17
Hosah - A city of Asher (Joshua 19:29) on Israel's border next Tyre
Misheal - ” Levitical town in the territory of Asher (Joshua 19:26 )
Ahlab - A city of Asher, whence the Canaanites were not driven out (Judges 1:31)
Achshaph - Achshaph was a border city for Asher (Joshua 19:25 )
Ahihud - A leader of the tribe of Asher who helped divide the Promised Land among the tribes (Numbers 34:27 )
Cabul - A city of Asher, Joshua 19:27
Beth-Dagon - ...
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A city near the south-east border of Asher (Joshua 19:27 )
Beth-Dagon - Town in Asher (Joshua 19:27 ) without certain present location
Taanach - In the division made by Joshua, it was given to Manasseh in the portion of Issachar and Asher
Achzib - A city of the tribe of Asher
Helkath - ” Border town in the tribal allotment of Asher (Joshua 19:25 ) given to the Levites (Joshua 21:31 )
Heber -
Son of Beriah and grandson of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32 )
Ishvah - ” Son of Asher (Genesis 46:17 )
Kanah - A town in the northern boundary of Asher ( Joshua 19:28 ), possibly to be identified with the modern Kana , a short distance S
Dor - A royal city of the Canaanites, Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23, within the territory of Asher, but allotted to Manasseh, Joshua 17:11; Judges 1:27; 1 Chronicles 7:29, and it was one of Solomon's provision-districts, 1 Kings 4:11; now Tantûra, eight miles north of Cæsarea, where there are considerable ruins
ib'le-am - ( Judges 1:27 ) It appears to have been situated in the territory of either Issachar or Asher
Helem - ” Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:35 ), probably the same name with a copying change as Hotham (1 Chronicles 7:32 )
Thisbe - Its position is described as being on the right hand (south) of Kedesh-naphtali in Galilee above Asher
Zilpah - ]'>[2] ); the mother of Gad and Asher, Genesis 30:10-13 (J Baanah - Commissariatofficer of Solomon in Asher
ka'Nah -
One of the places which formed the landmarks of the boundary of Asher; apparently next to Zidon-rabbah, or "great Zidon
Jephun'Neh - ) ...
A descendant of Asher, eldest of the three sons of Jether
Shemer - Head of clan of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:34 ) with variant spelling Shomer (1 Chronicles 7:32 )
Bezer - ...
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A descendant of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Kanah - A bound of Asher, next "great Zidon" (Joshua 19:28), Perhaps Ain Kana, eight miles S
Achzib - Ecdippa), always retained in their possession though assigned to the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ; Judges 1:31 )
Shi'Hor-Lib'Nath - (black of whiteness ), named only in ( Joshua 19:26 ) as one of the landmarks of the boundary of Asher
Bezer - Son of Zophah, one of the princes of Asher
Achzib - A border town of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ) which the Israelite tribe could not conquer (Judges 1:31 )
Aser - (Asher) (1) Eighth son of Jacob and Zelpha, handmaid of Lia, Jacob's wife
Asher - (Asher) (1) Eighth son of Jacob and Zelpha, handmaid of Lia, Jacob's wife
Ach'Zib - ...
A town belonging to Asher, (Joshua 19:29 ) from which the Canaanites were not expelled, (Judges 1:31 ) afterwards Ecdippa
Jiph'Thah-el - (which God opens ), The valley of, a valley which served as one of the landmarks for the boundary of both Zebulun, ( Joshua 19:14 ) and Asher
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4 Judah 4 Judah 9 Issachar 12 Benjamin 4 Judah 11a Manasseh 8 Asher...
5 Dan 10 Zebulun 10 Zebulun 11b Ephraim 11b Ephraim 11b Ephraim 6 Naphtali...
6 Naphtali 9 Issachar 11b Ephraim 11a Manasseh 12 Benjamin 1 Reuben 11a Manasseh...
7 Gad 5 Dan 11a Manasseh 10 Zebulun 2 Simeon 4 Judah 2 Simeon...
8 Asher 7 Gad 12 Benjamin 9 Issachar 10 Zebulun 12 Benjamin 3 Levi...
9 Issachar 8 Asher 5 Dan 7 Gad 9 Issachar 2 Simeon 9 Issachar...
10 Zebulun 6 Naphtali 8 Asher 5 Dan 8 Asher 9 Issachar 10 Zebulun...
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Anna - Daughter of Phanuel, of Asher; a widow of 84; a prophetess, i. It is remarkable she is the only one of note mentioned in Scripture of the tribe of Asher, though the name means blessedness
Naph'Tali - (Numbers 26:48-50 ) During the march through the wilderness Naphtali occupied a position on the north of the sacred tent with Dan and Asher. On the west lay Asher, on the south Zebulun, and on the east the transjordanic Manasseh
Achzib - City in the lot of Asher, but from which the inhabitants were not driven out
Rehob - And there was a city of Asher called Rehob, bordering upon Syria, on the road to Hamath
Beth-Dagon - A border city in the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 19:27 ), not yet discovered
Cabul - Border city of Asher
Hammon - City of Asher
Anna - Anna, whose name means “grace,” was the daughter of Phanuel of the tribe of Asher
Arah - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:39 )
Aram - Son of Shamer, of the tribe of Asher
Aram - Son of Shamer, of the tribe of Asher
ne'i-el - (moved by God ), a place which formed one of the landmarks of the boundary of the tribe of Asher
Zebulun - His tribe was respectable for numbers, Numbers 1:30 26:26 ; and its portion in the Holy Land accorded with the prediction of Jacob, Genesis 49:13 , extending from the Mediterranean sea at Carmel to the sea of Gemnesaret, between Issachar on the south, and Naphtali and Asher on the north and north-west, Joshua 19:10 . A city in the border of Asher, but probably belonging to Zebulun, Joshua 19:27
Anna - A daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher, early married, but left a widow after seven years, and thenceforth devoted to the service of God
Bealoth - Region with Asher making up a district to supply food for Solomon's court (1 Kings 4:16 )
Achzib - A town in Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ), from which the natives could not be dislodged ( Judges 1:31 ): it lay on the coast between Acre and Tyre
Jether - Descendant of Asher
Acco - Territory was assigned to tribe of Asher, but they could not conquer it (Judges 1:31 )
he'Ber -
Grandson of the patriarch Asher, (Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31 ) from whom came the Heberites
Dainties - Genesis 49:20 (b) The messages and the ministry which Asher would give to others would be of such a delightful nature, so sweet and precious to the hearers, that Jacob compares them to a specially rich and attractive food
Taanach, Tanach - It fell to the lot of Issachar or Asher, but was occupied by Manasseh and given to the Levites
Abdon - A Levitic city of Asher ( Joshua 21:30 , 1 Chronicles 6:74 ), perhaps (v
Galilee - It seems formerly to have included a portion of Naphtali, and perhaps a portion of Asher. Now there was and is a village of this name on the frontier of Asher, which would seem to indicate that Asher was in the district of Galilee. times Galilee had become a much larger district, including the portions of Asher, Naphtali, Zebulon, and Issachar
Shihor-Libnath - Black-white, a stream on the borders of Asher, probably the modern Nahr Zerka, i
Jether - Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 8:38 , called Ithran in 1 Chronicles 7:37 )
Kanah - A city on the northern border of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Achzib - a city on the coast of the Mediterranean, in the tribe of Asher, and one of the cities out of which that tribe did not expel the inhabitants, Judges 1:31
Anna - Anna (ăn'nah), grace, a prophetess, daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher
Jiphthah, el, Valley of - A ravine (rather than valley; gee , not nachal ), bounding Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 19:14; Joshua 19:27)
Hukkok - The same Hebrew word names a Levitical city in the tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 6:75 ), but the parallel passage (Joshua 21:31 ) reads Helkath
Aphek - A city in Lebanon, assigned to the tribe of Asher, Joshua 13:4 ; 19:30 ; but not subdued, Judges 1:31
Beth Dagon - A town on the border of Asher (Joshua 19:27)
Accho - Sultry or sandy, a town and harbour of Phoenicia, in the tribe of Asher, but never acquired by them (Judges 1:31 )
Dor - of Carmel; assigned to Manasseh, though within Asher (Joshua 11:2; Joshua 12:23; Joshua 17:11); Joshua 17:9 miles N
Jether - A man of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:38 ); called in 1 Chronicles 7:37 Ithran , the name of an Edomite clan ( Genesis 36:26 )
ab'Don - ) ...
A city in the tribe if Asher, given to the Gershonites, (Joshua 21:30 ; 1 Chronicles 6:74 ) the modern Abdeh, 10 miles northeast of Accho
Rehob - Two cities assigned to Asher, one of which was allotted to the Levites, but which of the two is not known, nor can they be identified
Hosah - Coastal city in tribal territory of Asher (Joshua 19:29 ), probably modern tell Rashidiyeh near Tyre and known in ancient Egyptian and Assyrian texts as Usu
Bethrehob - Being "far from Zidon," it is distinct from the Rehob in Asher, which is not very far from Zidon
Cabul - Town on northeast border of Asher (Joshua 19:27 )
ba'Anah - ) ...
Accurately Baana, son of Hushai, Solomon's commissariat officer in Asher
Dagon's House - ...
The Beth-dagon of Joshua 19:27 was one of the border cities of Asher
Ashurite - The textual tradition among the earliest translations is not clear here with some evidence that the tribe of Asher or the city-state of Geshur is meant
Galilee - (Hebrew: district) ...
Most northern of the three provinces of Palestine west of the Jordan at the time of Our Lord, comprising in general the territory assigned by Josue to the tribes of Asher, Nephtali, Zabulon, and Issachar
Asher - Asher was the most northerly of the tribes; and had that of Naphtali on the west, and Zebulun on the south
Beriah - Son of Asher and grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 )
Heber - Son of Beriah, a son of Asher, and head of the family of the HEBERITES,Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:45 ; 1 Chronicles 7:31,32
Ashurites - We should probably read hâ-Ashçri ‘the Asherites,’ i. the tribe of Asher (cf
Cana - It is called "Cana of Galilee," to distinguish it from Cana of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Dagon - A city in Judah was called Beth-Dagon; that is, the house, or temple, of Dagon, Joshua 15:41 ; and another on the frontiers of Asher, Joshua 19:27
Dor - It lay apparently on or near the border between Manasseh and Asher, so that its possession was ambiguous ( Joshua 17:11 )
Gad -
Jacob's seventh son, the first-born of Zilpah, Leah's maid, and whole-brother to Asher
Dor - (Joshua 11:1,2 ) It appears to have been within the territory of the tribe of Asher, though allotted to Manasseh, (Joshua 17:11 ; Judges 1:27 ) Solomon stationed at Dor one of his twelve purveyors
Ramah - Border town in tribal territory of Asher (Joshua 19:29 ). Ramah of Asher and Ramah of Naphtali could have been the same community since the boundaries of Asher and Naphtali join
Kanah - ...
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A town in the north of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Asher - The portion of Asher lay along the seaboard, having Levanon and Zidon on the north, Carmel and the tribe of Issachar on the south, and Zebulun and Naphtali on the east. How much of the Phoenician coast was included is uncertain, Joshua 19:25,28 ; but the Asherites were unable to expel the Canaanites, and dwelt in part among them, Judges 1:31,32
Cabul -
A town on the eastern border of Asher (Joshua 19:27 ), probably one of the towns given by Solomon to Hiram; the modern Kabul, some 8 miles east of Accho, on the very borders of Galilee
Abdon - A Levitical city in Asher
Asher - Asher . ...
Asher . Asher’s territory was especially fertile and fitted to promote prosperity. Whether this fact operated in its naming, or whether the name was originally that of a divinity of a militant Canaanite clan mentioned frequently in the Tell el-Amarna letters as the Mârî abd-Ashirti (‘Sons of the servant of Asherah’), or whether the Canaanite tribe ‘Asaru , known from the inscriptions of the Egyptian king Seti I. A predominance of the Gentile element thus introduced would account, in a measure at least, for the non-participation of the Asherites in the war against Sisera, although they are said to have sent a contingent to the support of Gideon in his war with the Midianites ( Judges 6:35 ; Judges 7:23 ), and, according to the Chronicler, went 40,000 strong to Hebron to aid David in his struggle for the kingship ( 1 Chronicles 12:36 ). , the Song of Deborah, the other northern tribes, Zebulun to the south and Naphtali to the east of it, flung themselves with fierce abandon against the army of Sisera, while ‘Asher sat still at the haven of the sea’ ( Judges 5:17 f. Asher’s territory was gained by settlement, not by conquest ( Judges 1:31 f
Hushai - ...
Solomon's commissioner in charge of collecting royal provisions in Asher was the son of Hushai, perhaps the same as “David's friend” (1 Kings 4:16 )
Abdon -
This is the name also of a Levitical town of the Gershonites, in the tribe of Asher ( Joshua 21:30 ; 1Chronicles 6:74)
je'Ther - (1 Chronicles 2:32 ) ...
The chief of a family of warriors of the line of Asher, and father of Jephunneh
da'Gon - Traces of the worship of Dagon likewise appear in the names Caphar-dagon (near Jamnia) and Beth-dagon in Judah, (Joshua 15:41 ) and Asher
Asher - Asher and Simeon were the only tribes west of the Jordan which furnished no hero or judge for the nation
Aphik -
A city of the tribe of Asher
sa'Rah - ) She is referred to in the New Testament as a type of conjugal obedience in (1 Peter 3:6 ) and as one of the types of faith in (Hebrews 11:11 ) ...
Sarah, the daughter of Asher
Michael - ...
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The father of Sethur, the spy selected to represent Asher (Numbers 13:13 )
Dor - Dor lay in the territory assigned Asher, but the tribe of Manasseh claimed it (Joshua 17:11 )
Leah - Her handmaid, Zilpah, bore two sons to Jacob (Gad, Asher), which by the law of that day were officially Leah's
Abdon - A city from the tribe of Asher given the Levites (Joshua 21:30 ; 1 Chronicles 6:74 )
Aphek - City in the north border of Asher, from which in the time of Joshua the inhabitants were not expelled
Accho - It was in the territory assigned to the tribe of Asher, and one of the cities from which they were unable to expel the Canaanites; and it is even now considered the strongest place in Palestine
Prophetess - She was of the tribe of Asher, and had lived to a great age, being probably a good deal over a hundred years old
Hazor - called in Tob 1:2 Asher ), overlooking Lake Semechonitis = cl-Hûleh (Jos
Aphek - A city which Asher failed to take ( Joshua 13:4 ; Joshua 19:30 , Judges 1:31 )
Allotment - Asher inhabited the northernmost corner of Canaan, claiming much seacoast and reaching as far as Sidon the Great. Naphtali lay between Asher, Zebulun, Isaschar, and Manasseh, and claimed Hazor and Beth-shemesh
Cabul - On the boundary of Asher (Joshua 19:27)
Naphtali - The tribe joined with Asher and Manasseh to help drive the Midianites out of the land (Judges 7:23 )
Aphek - A city of Asher, Joshua 19:30, in the north of Palestine, near Sidon, Joshua 13:4; supposed to be the same as Aphik, Judges 1:31, and the classical Aphaca, noted in later history for its temple of Venus; now Afka, near Lebanon
Heber - Grandson of Asher and great grandson of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 )
Baana - Another district supervisor over Asher, the western slopes of Galilee in the north
Aphek - of Asher (Joshua 19:30)
Anna - the daughter of Phanuel, a prophetess and widow, of the tribe of Asher, Luke 2:36-37
Accho - A city of the tribe of Asher, Judges 1:31
Tribe - The prophetess Anna belonged to the tribe of Asher (Luke 2:36)
Anna - She was the daughter of Phanuel, and belonged to the ancient tribe of Asher, whose women were celebrated for their beauty, which fitted them for wedding with high priests and kings
Gideon - 1 Chronicles 12:18, he blew a trumpet and was joined by Zebulun, Naphtali and even the reluctant Asher
Naphtali - ...
The tribe of Naphtali, called Nephtalim in Matthew 4:15 , were located in a rich and fertile portion of northern Palestine; having Asher on the west, the upper Jordan and part of the sea of Tiberias on the east; and running north into the Lebanon range, some lower offshoots of which prolonged to the south formed the "mountains of Naphtali," Joshua 19:32-39 20:7
Hebron - City in Asher
Brass - In Deuteronomy 33:25, "thy shoes shall be iron and brass," it is implied Asher should have a mine abounding territory. Keil and Delitzsch translate, "iron and brass shall be thy castle" min'al ); Asher's dwellings were to be impregnable as if of iron and brass
a'Phek -
A royal city of the Canaanites, the king of which was killed by Joshua, (Joshua 12:18 ) probably the same as APHEKAH in (Joshua 15:53 ) ...
A city, apparently in the extreme north of Asher, (Joshua 19:30 ) from which the Canaanites were not ejected, (Judges 1:31 ) though here it is APHIK
Ramah - Boundary city in Asher
Aphek - City assigned to Asher (Joshua 19:30 ) but not conquered (Judges 1:31 )
Camp And Encamp - And on the north side was the camp of Dan, in the order of Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Zeb'Ulun - On the south it was bounded by Issachar, who lay in the great plain or valley of the Kishon; on the north it had Naphtali and Asher
Aphek - City assigned to Asher (Joshua 19:30 ) but not conquered (Judges 1:31 )
Gad - ]'>[2] ); the first son of Zilpah, Leah’s handmaid, by Jacob, and full brother of Asher (‘Happy’). Dan, Asher , is very probably, despite this popular etymology, the name of a deity (cf. ’...
Upon the genetic relations of Gad and Asher the genealogy throws no light, for the fact that Gad and Asher, as it appears, were names of related divinities of Good Fortune would be sufficient ground for uniting them; but why they should have been brought together under the name of Zilpah is not to be conjectured with any certainty. A god whose name appears in Genesis 30:11 (‘by the help of Gad’; so in Genesis 30:13 ‘by the help of Asherah’); in the place-names Baal-gad, and Migdal-gad ( Joshua 11:17 ; Joshua 12:7 ; Joshua 13:5 ; Joshua 15:37 ); and in the personal name Azgad ( Ezra 2:12 , Nehemiah 7:17 ; Nehemiah 10:15 )
Tribes of Israel - ]'>[2] ’s genealogy (Genesis 29:1-35 ; Genesis 30:1-43 ), is not 12 but 13, and in the following order:...
Leah tribes Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah 4 Bilhah (Rachel) tribes Dan, Naphtali 2 Zilpah (Leah) tribes Gad, Asher 2 Leah tribes Issachar, Zebulun 2 Rachel tribes Joseph = (Manasseh, Ephraim) 2 Benjamin (born in Palestine), Genesis 35:18 1 13 To obtain the number 12 from this scheme it is necessary to omit Levi, or to count Manasseh and Ephraim as one. Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher the Canaanite tribes of the concubines who were admitted to union with the other tribes owe their position also to these principles. Asher with Gad as Zilpah tribes, despite their wide separation, Issachar and Zebulun with Judah as Leah tribes, are of doubtful import
Shem - Shem had five sons, Elam, Asher, Arphaxad, Lud, and Aran, who peopled the richest provinces of Asia
Rama - ) ...
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A town identified with Rameh, on the border of Asher, about 13 miles south-east of Tyre, "on a solitary hill in the midst of a basin of green fields" ( Joshua 19:29 )
Sama'Ria, Country of - It is evident from an occurrence in Hezekiah's reign that just before the deposition and death of Hoshea, the last king of Israel, the authority of the king of Judah, or at least his influence, was recognized by portions of Asher, Issachar and Zebulun and even of Ephraim and Manasseh
Zarephath - ...
While, in the theoretical division of the Holy Land among the twelve tribes by Joshua, Zarephath fell into the lot of Asher, going down, as that did, ‘even unto great Sidon,’ ‘and to the fortified city of Tyre’ (Joshua 19:28 f. ), it, together with the most of Asher’s territory, remained almost wholly Phœnician and Gentile
Show - ) Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to Asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door
Anna - Anna was the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (v
Kenites - ) Balaam, when invited by Balak, king of Moab, to curse Israel, stood upon a mountain, whence he addressed the Kenites, and said, "Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock; nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted until Asher shall carry thee away captive," Numbers 24:21-22
Jeho'Vah - When Moses received his commission to be the deliverer of Israel, the Almighty, who appeared in the burning bush, communicated to him the name which he should give as the credentials of his mission: "And God said unto Moses, "I AM THAT I AM (ehyea Asher ehyeh ); and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you
Judea - Anna was of Asher (Luke 2:36); Paul of Benjamin (Romans 11:1); Barnabas of Levi (Acts 4:36)
Cana - ]'>[4] in Asher (Joshua 19:28). This could not be Kefr Kennâ, which is not in Asher, but might be Khirbet Kâna (Eneyc
Zebulun - The western is left undefined; but as Asher is made to reach to Carmel, and its S. Jacob’s Song, however, uses the same expression ( Genesis 49:13 ) as is used of Asher in Judges 5:17 , and apparently extends the border to Sidon. and Asher on the N
Zidon - It lay within the lot of the tribe of Asher, but was never subdued (Judges 1:31 )
Galilee - The tribes of Naphtali, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Dan occupied the territory which covered approximately the forty-five-mile stretch between the Litani River in Lebanon and the Valley of Jezreel in Israel north to south and from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River west to east
Galilee - These included the territories given to Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, and Issachar
Sidon - Upon the division of Canaan among the tribes by Joshua, Great Zidon fell to the lot of Asher, Joshua 11:8 19:28 ; but that tribe never succeeded in obtaining possession, Judges 1:31 3:3 10:12
ra'Mah - ...
One of the landmarks on the boundary of Asher, (Joshua 19:29 ) apparently between Tyre and Zidon
he'Bron - ...
One of the towns in the territory of Asher, (Joshua 19:28 ) probably Ebdon or Abdom
Masora - It is urged, that there were masorites from the time of Ezra and the men of the great synagogue, to about the year of Christ 1030: and that Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali, who were the best of the profession, and who, according to Basnage, were the inventors of the masora, flourished at this time. The eastern Jews have followed that of Ben Naphtali, and the western that of Ben Asher: and all that has been done since is to copy after them, without making any more corrections, or masoretical criticisms
Accho - It was given to the tribe of Asher, Judges 1:31 . It is a seaport of Palestine, thirty miles south of Tyre, and, in the first partition of the holy land, belonged to the tribe of Asher; but this was one of the places out of which the Israelites could not drive the primitive inhabitants
Genealogies - At the census Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem, for they were of the lineage of David; Anna was of the tribe of Asher, and Paul of the tribe of Benjamin
Naphtali - His limits were extended into upper and lower Galilee, having Jordan to the east, the tribes of Asher and Zebulun to the west, Libanus to the north, and the tribe of Issachar to the south
Galilee - Galilee, in the time of Christ, was divided into Upper and Lower, the former lying north of the territory of the tribe of Zebulun, and abounding in mountains; the latter being more level and fertile, and very populous; the whole comprehending the four tribes of Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher
Naphtali - On march Naphtali was north of the tabernacle, next Dan his kinsman, and Asher (Numbers 2:25-31), together forming "the camp of Dan," hindmost or rearward of all the camps (Numbers 10:25). Naphtali had its portion between the coastland strip of Asher and the upper Jordan
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Everything was ordered of God, and each tribe must pitch its tents in the places appointed for them. ...
JUDAH, with Issachar and Zebulun, ...
The GERSHONITES and the MERARITES with the Tabernacle, ...
REUBEN, with Simeon and Gad, ...
The KOHATHITES with the 'sanctuary,' ...
EPHRAIM, with Manasseh and Benjamin, ...
DAN, with Asher and Naphtali
Tribes of Israel, the - Jacob's sons through Zilpah, Leah's maid, were Gad and Asher (Genesis 30:9-13 ), while Bilhah, the maid of Rachel, bore Dan and Naphtali (Genesis 30:1-8 ). The territory allotted to the tribe of Zebulun was in the north in the region of southern Galilee bounded by Issachar on the south southeast, Naphtali on the east, and Asher on the west (Joshua 19:10-16 ). While this territory was traditionally occupied by the tribe of Asher, it is quite possible that at some point Zebulun occupied a part of this region and, therefore, would have had access to the sea. Asher was the eighth son of Jacob, the second son by Zilpah and the younger full-blooded brother of Gad (Genesis 30:9-13 ). Like Gad, little information is shared about the patriarch Asher. The tribe of Asher occupied the region west of Zebulun and Naphtali, that is, the northern coastal region of Palestine. Asher is the only tribe not recognized as providing a judge during the tribal period. While Asher occupied choice territory (Genesis 49:20 ), it apparently was reproached and perhaps failed to gain the respect of some of the other tribes (Judges 5:17 )
Dagon - Beth-Dagon in Judah and another in Asher (Joshua 15:41; Joshua 19:27) show the wide extension of this worship
Gad -
Jacob's seventh son, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid, and the brother of Asher (Genesis 30:11-13 ; 46:16,18 )
Naphtali, Tribe of - Along with Dan and Asher they formed "the camp of Dan," under a common standard (2:25-31), occupying a place during the march on the north side of the tabernacle
Dan - (1 Chronicles 12:35 ) Asher is omitted, but the "prince of the tribe of Dan" is mentioned in the list of (1 Chronicles 27:22 ) But from this time forward the name as applied to the tribe vanishes; it is kept alive only by the northern city
Gid'Eon - 1 Chronicles 12:18 ; Luke 24:49 He blew a trumpet, and was joined by Zebulun, Naphtali and even the reluctant Asher
Vale, Valley - the valley of Hinnom, beside Jerusalem; of Iphtah-el, between Zebulun and Asher; of Zeboim, S
Ashtoreth - Her worship was most licentious and abominable; closely connected with that of (See AsherAH, "THE GROVE". Ashtoreh is the goddess, Asherah "the grove," the image or the symbol of the goddess, of wood; Asher , yashar , "to be straight," a straight stem of a tree living, or fixed upright (1 Kings 18:19; 2 Kings 21:7; 2 Kings 23:6; 2 Kings 23:13-14; 2 Kings 23:15; Judges 6:25; Judges 6:30). The "bringing out the Asherah from the house of the Lord," and the "cutting down," suit such a symbol, not a grace in our sense
Carmel - The promontory was included in the territory of Asher ( Joshua 19:26 )
Fat - ...
Genesis 49:20 (a) What Asher appropriated, received and enjoyed was for his blessing and profit
Zidon, Sidon - ' It fell to the lot of Asher, but they did not drive out the inhabitants, which led to the Israelites serving the gods of the place
Naphtali - ...
Their possession, which was mountainous and fertile, was in the north with the upper Jordan on the east and Asher in the west
Tribes - Anna the prophetess, however, is stated to have belonged to the tribe of Asher (Luke 2:36), and Barnabas is described as a Levite (Acts 4:36). The tribes enumerated are Judah, Reuben, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Manasseh, Simeon, Levi, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin
Carmel - It lay within the tribe of Asher
Zidon - Zidon was one of the limits of the tribe of Asher, Joshua 19:28, but was never possessed by the Israelites
Hebron - ...
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A town in the north border of Asher (Joshua 19:28 )
Olive - Asher "dipped his foot in oil" (Deuteronomy 33:24)
Manasseh - — The portion of the half-tribe of Manasseh on the west of the Jordan extended from the Mediterranean to the Jordan, and lay between Asher and Issachar on the north and Ephraim on the south
Hebron - A town in Asher; spelled in Hebrew differently from the former Hebron
Issachar - The fifth son of Leah, born after Gad and Asher, the sons of Zilpah, and the ninth of Jacob’s sons ( Genesis 30:18 Shiloh (1) - However, (as sh for the relative pronoun 'asher is unknown in the Pentateuch, and "it (huw' ) is due," namely, the sceptre, would be needed), "the Peacemaker" is best, and so our Hebrew text requires as it has the yod[1]
Ramah - A city of Asher, Joshua 19:29 ...
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Manasseh (1) - Conder thinks that Asher was separated from Manasseh by Zebulun, and that the Asher in Joshua 17:10 is Asherham-Michmethah (now Es Sireh) at the N
Sidon (2) - In the ideal distribution of Canaan recorded in Joshua the lot of Asher would seem to have included about all of Phœnicia, extending ‘even unto great Sidon’ (Joshua 19:28). The coast cities and their daughter villages, however, remained utterly unconscious of their assignment, while Asher became so assimilated thereto as to retain in Israelitish history little more than a name
Galilee - During and after the captivity the Gentile element became the preponderating population, and spread widely; and the province included in our Lord's days all the ancient Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali. Asher "dips his feet in oil," i
Ramah - A city of Asher ( Joshua 19:29 ) not elsewhere mentioned, and Identified not improbably with Râmia , near Tyre
Encampment - Dan, oldest of the handmaids' children, with Asher and Naphtali, handmaids' children, formed the fourth camp
Widow - Anna of the tribe of Asher (Luke 2:36-38), a devout woman described as a prophetess, who had been a widow eighty-four years, and who constantly frequented the Temple, passing her time in fastings and prayers, and who, coming up at the moment of the presentation of the infant Saviour, moved by the spirit of prophecy, spake of Him to those present who were expecting the redemption of Jerusalem
Sidon - Sidon was in Asher (Isaiah 23:2; Isaiah 23:4; Isaiah 23:12)
Ptolemais - ...
In the OT it is mentioned only as one of the cities of Asher (Judges 1:31 ), while in Acts 21:7 it occurs as the port where St
Gal'Ilee - The latter included the whole northern section of the country, including the ancient territories of Issachar, Zebulun, Asher and Naphtali
Galilee - Galilee contained four tribes, Issachar, Zebulun, Naphtali, and Asher; a part, also, of Dan, and part of Persia, that is, beyond the river. Lower Galilee, which contained the tribes of Zebulun and Asher, was sometimes called the Great Field, "the champaign,"...
Deuteronomy 11:30
Gideon - ...
Obedience led to strength: the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he blew a trumpet, and sent messengers to the tribes of Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali
Breastplate - Asher
Dan (1) - side of the tabernacle, the hindmost in the march (Numbers 2:25; Numbers 2:31; Numbers 10:25), with Asher and Naphtali
Naphtali - In the march through the desert Naphtali formed with Dan and Asher the ‘Camp of Dan,’ which constituted a total of 157,000 men of war
Israel, Kingdom of - ( 1 Kings 11:31,35 ) These were probably Joseph (Ephraim and Manasseh), Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, Benjamin, Dan, Simeon, Gad and Reuben; Levi being intentionally omitted
Twelve - ...
Asher means fellowship...
Levi means lordship. On this was placed the name of Asher for fellowship is white in its character, green in its perpetuity and red in its fidelity
Deborah - "Asher abode in his bags
Galilee - In the tribal partition of the country the territory of Galilee was divided among the septs of Asher, Naphtali, Zebulun, and part of Issachar
Galilee - When the Old Testament refers to places in Galilee, it usually mentions them according to their location in the tribal areas of the region – Dan, Naphtali, Issachar, Zebulun and Asher (Joshua 20:7; Isaiah 9:1; cf
Carmel - A mountain promontory in Asher, 12 miles long, jutting out into the Mediterranean
Gad (1) - Jacob's seventh son; Leah's maid Zilpah's firstborn; Asher's brother. Genesis 30:11-13, for "a troop cometh," translated "good fortune cometh," answering to Asher, "blessedness," the name of the next son; Genesis 46:16; Genesis 46:18
Judea - The portion of Asher comprehended the maritime tract between Mount Carmel, as far as Sidon. The portion of Zebulon, bounded by Asher on the west, and Mount Tabor on the south, joined on the east the portion of Naphtali, which occupied the borders of the lake Gennesareth, or sea of Tiberias. ...
Galilaea, in 33 north latitude, bounded on the south by Samaria, on the west by the Mediterranean, on the north by Syria, on the east by the river Jordan and the lake Gennesareth, comprehended the possessions of Asher, Naphtali, and Zabulon, with part of the allotment of Issachar
Galilee (2) - —When the Hebrew invasion of Palestine took place, the main part of Galilee was allotted to Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali. According to Judges 1:30-33, Zebulun was not altogether successful in driving out the inhabitant of their portion, while Asher and Naphtali had to be content to settle as best they could among the inhabitants, ‘for they did not drive them out
Pentateuch - "Nevertheless," says the sacred narrative, "divers of Asher and Manasseh and of Zebulun humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem; and there assembled at Jerusalem much people, to keep the feast of unleavened bread in the second month, a very great congregation; and they killed the passover, and the priests and Levites stood in their places after their manner, according to the law of Moses, the man of God
Ships And Boats - Exceptions more or less to the rule in relatively ancient times were the tribes of Asher on the north, and Dan, before its emigration, on the south. ...
‘And Dan, why did he remain in ships?...
Asher sat still at the haven of the sea,...
And abode by his creeks’ (Judges 5:17 )
Galilee - ‘In Asher, oil flows like a river,’ said the Rabbis, who also held that it was ‘easier to raise a legion of olive trees in Galilee than to raise one child in Judaea . -At the partition of west Palestine among the twelve tribes, Galilee fell to the lot of Issachar, Zebulun, Asher, and Naphtali, who did not drive out the original inhabitants
Phoenice - Accho (Acre), a capital harbor, assigned to Asher, was not occupied by that tribe (Judges 1:31); but remained in the Canaanites' possession
Manasseh - It is clear from what is said of the cities which were in Issachar and Asher ( Joshua 17:11 ff
Israel - Four sons of Jacob Dan, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher are said to be the sons of concubines. Since the tribe of Asher can be traced in the el-Amarna tablets in the region of their subsequent habitat (cf. ...
Reasons have been adduced (§ 3) for believing that the tribe of Asher had been in the country from about b
Tyre - At the conquest of Canaan, Joshua assigned the Tyrian territory to Asher, though it was perhaps never occupied ( Joshua 19:29 , but cf
Armies - At some distance to the east, were the tribes of Judah, Issachar, and Zebulon; on the south were those of Reuben, Simeon, and Gad; to the west were Ephraim, Manasseh, and Benjamin; to the north, Dan, Asher, and Naphtali
Jacob - ...
Leah then, not being likely to have another son, probably gave Zilpah to Jacob, and Asher and Naphtali were born; in the beginning of the last of the seven years probably Leah bore Issachar, and at its end Zebulun. But in the view of Kennicott and Speaker's Commentary Jacob went to Laban at 57; in the first 14 years had sons, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah by Leah; Dan and Naphtali by Bilhah; in the 20 years (Genesis 35:38) next had Gad and Asher by Zilpah, Issachar and Zebulun by Leah, lastly Dinah by Leah and Joseph by Rachel; then six years' service for cattle, then flees from Padan Aram where he had been 40 years, at 97. So Pharez' two sons and Asher's two grandsons by Beriah
Old Testament - Aaron ben Asher, a Palestinian, and R. Our manuscripts generally agree with Ben Asher's readings. The manuscript in a cave under the synagogue of Aleppo bears inscription: "I Moses ben Asher wrote this cycle of Scripture with all correctness, as the good hand of God was upon me
Captivity - All we know is, some blended with the Jews, as Anna of Asher (Luke 2:36), Saul or Paul of Benjamin (Philippians 3:5); some with the Samaritans (Isaiah 11:12-134; John 4:12); many, staying in their land of exile, founded colonies in the E
Gideon - ...
His second revelation was in a dream, commanding him to overthrow his father's altar to Baal and to erect an altar to Jehovah and offer a burnt sacrifice with the wood of the Asherah ("grove") or idol goddess of nature, probably a wooden pillar (Deuteronomy 16:21). Gideon with ten servants overthrew Baal's altar and Asherah in the night, for he durst not do it in the day through fear of his family and townsmen. )...
Then the men of Asher, Naphtali, and all Manasseh, who had been dismissed, returned to join in the pursuit
Elijah - In contrast to the detailed genealogy of Samuel, Elisha, and other prophets, Elijah abruptly appears, like Melchizedek in the patriarchal dispensation, without father or mother named, his exact locality unknown; in order that attention should be wholly fixed on his errand from heaven to overthrow Baal and Asherah (the licentious Venus) worship in Israel. From Joshua 19:28 we learn Zarephath belonged to Asher; and in Deuteronomy 33:24 Moses saith, "let Asher dip his foot in oil. " On Carmel the issue was tried between Jehovah and Baal, there being on one side Baal's 450 prophets with the 400 of Asherah, "the groves"), who ate at Jezebel's table under the queen's special patronage; on the other side Jehovah's sole representative, in his startling costume, but with dignified mien
Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs - ...
The Testament of Asher (‘concerning the two faces of vice and virtue,’ β). Asher, vii
Tabernacle - ; Dan, Asher, Naphtali on the N
Nehemiah - De Dieu takes Asher not "from whence" but "truly" (as in 1 Samuel 15:20): "yea, from all places, truly (yea) return to us," leaving off your work, for the foes are too many for you; counsel of pretended friends (compare Nehemiah 4:12 with Nehemiah 6:17-19)
Judges, the Book of - ...
Under Othniel and Ehud all Israel rose against the foe; under Barak Reuben, Gilead, Dan, and Asher took no part (Judges 5:15-17)
Joshua - The lots of Benjamin ( Joshua 18:11-28 ), Simeon ( Joshua 19:1-8 ), Zebulun ( Joshua 19:10-16 ), Issachar ( Joshua 19:17-23 ), Asher ( Joshua 19:24-31 ), Naphtali ( Joshua 19:32-39 ), Dan ( Joshua 19:40-46 ; Joshua 19:48 ) are described, and then comes a conclusion ( Joshua 19:51 ) corresponding with the opening ( Joshua 18:1 )
Palestine - The tribes of Asher, Naphtali, and Zebulun were assigned to this area
Hezekiah - " The majority "laughed the messengers to scorn; nevertheless, divers of Asher, Manasseh, and Zebulun (Ephraim and Issachar also) humbled themselves and came to Jerusalem
Roman Law in the nt - Thus Dan and Asher were not slaves, though their mothers were