What does Seir mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
שֵׂעִ֔יר patriarch of the Horites 8
שֵׂעִ֖יר patriarch of the Horites 6
שֵׂעִ֑יר patriarch of the Horites 4
שֵׂעִֽיר patriarch of the Horites 3
שֵׂעִיר֙ patriarch of the Horites 3
בְּשֵׂעִ֑יר patriarch of the Horites 2
בְּשֵׂעִ֔יר patriarch of the Horites 2
מִשֵּׂעִיר֙ patriarch of the Horites 2
שֵׂעִֽירָה patriarch of the Horites 2
שֵׂעִ֗יר patriarch of the Horites 1
שֵׂעִ֛יר patriarch of the Horites 1
בְּשֵׂעִ֖יר patriarch of the Horites 1
וּבְשֵׂעִ֞יר patriarch of the Horites 1
וְשֵׂעִ֔יר patriarch of the Horites 1
מִשֵּׂעִ֔יר patriarch of the Horites 1
שֵׂעִ֑ירָה patriarch of the Horites 1

Definitions Related to Seir

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   1 patriarch of the Horites, the inhabitants of Edom before the descendants of Esau, the Edomites.
   2 the land of Edom, south of the Dead Sea.
   3 a mountain range in Edom extending from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic Gulf.
      3a apparently also called ‘Mount Seir’ and extending most of the distance of the mountain range itself.
   4 a mountain in northern Judah lying westward from Kirjath-jearim.
   Additional Information: Seir = “hairy” or “shaggy”.
   

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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Seir
1. A mountain of Judah, near Kirjath-jearim, Joshua 15:10 .
2. A Horite, one of the primitive rulers of the country south and southeast of the Dead Sea, Genesis 36:20 Deuteronomy 2:12 .
3. A mountainous tract lying between the southern extremity of the Dead Sea and the eastern gulf of the Red Sea. Mount Hor formed part of Seir, and is the only part that retains its original name. See IDUMEA .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Seir
SEIR . 1 . The name of a mountainous district east of the ‘Arabah, peopled by the Edomites. It was originally occupied by Horites or ‘cave-dwellers’ ( Genesis 14:6 ). Mt. Seir is practically synonymous with Edom (cf. Genesis 32:3 ‘the land of Seir, the field of Edom’). 2 . ‘Mt. Seir’ mentioned in Joshua 15:10 among the points defining the boundaries of Judah. The name may still be preserved in that of the ruins at Sârîs , S.W. of Kiriath-jearim.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Seir
Rough; hairy.
A Horite; one of the "dukes" of Edom (Genesis 36:20-30 ).
The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea. It was originally occupied by the Horites (Genesis 14:6 ), who were afterwards driven out by the Edomites (Genesis 32:3 ; 33:14,16 ). It was allotted to the descendants of Esau (Deuteronomy 2:4,22 ; Joshua 24:4 ; 2 Chronicles 20:10 ; Isaiah 21:11 ; Exek 25:8).
A mountain range (not the Edomite range, Genesis 32:3 ) lying between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab (Joshua 15:10 ).
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Seir
See Mount Seir
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Seir
Mount Seir was the chief mountain of the land of Edom. In common usage its name sometimes referred to the nation of Edom in general (Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 2:4; Deuteronomy 2:12). (For details see EDOM.)
Holman Bible Dictionary - Seir
(ssee' uhr) Place name meaning, “hairy” and thus “thicket” or “small forested region.” A mountain range which runs the length of biblical Edom, leading at times to an equation of Edom and Seir. Parts of the range are almost impassable. The highest peak is about 5,600 feet about sea level. The region was home to Esau and his descendants (Genesis 32:3 ; Joshua 24:4 ). Some documents found in Egypt seem to make Seir and Edom two different tribal habitats, and it is possible that at times in its history the area was ruled over simultaneously by several local clans. The “sons of Seir” represented an early Horite clan from the region. See Edom .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Seir, Mount
("hairy, rugged".)
1. Named so from a Horite chief (Genesis 36:20). Or probably Seir was his title, not proper name, given from the rugged rocky nature of the country, or from its abounding in bushes, in contrast to Halak "the smooth mountain." Esau and the Edomite supplanted the previous occupants the Horites. (See HORITES.) Mount Seir is the high range from the S. of the Dead Sea to Elath N. of the gulf of Akabah, on the E. of the Arabah, or "the plain from Elath and Ezion Geber." For as Israel moved from Mount Hor by way of that plain towards the Red Sea at Elath they "compassed Mount Seir" (Numbers 21:4; Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 2:8). When Israel was refused leave to go the direct route to Moab through Edom's valleys (Numbers 20:20-21) they marched circuitously round the mountains down the Arabah between the limestone cliffs of the Tih on the W. and the granite range of Mount Seir on the E. until a few hours N. of Akabah the wady Ithm opened a gap in the mountains, so that turning to their left they could march N. toward Moab (Deuteronomy 2:3).
Mount Hor alone of the range retains the old name of the Horites; it overhangs Petra; now jebel Haroon or Mount Aaron, where he died and was buried. The southern part, jebel es Sherah, between Petra and Akabah, perhaps bears trace of the name "Self." Jebal is now applied to the northern part of Mount Seir, answering to Gebal of Psalms 83:6-7; Geblah (i.e. "mountain") is the name for Mount Seir in the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Jerusalem targum. Jebal extends N. to the brook Zered (wady el Αhsi ).
"Mount Halak ("naked") that goeth up to Seir" (Joshua 11:17) was the northern border of Seir, probably the line of white "naked" hills running across the great valley eight miles S. of the Dead Sea, dividing between the Αrabah on the S. and the depressed Ghor on the N. Seir and Sinai are not in Deuteronomy 33:2 grouped together geographically, but in reference to their being both alike scenes of God's glory manifested in behalf of His people. The prophetic denunciation of Ezekiel 35, "Behold O Mount Seir, ... I will make thee most desolate ... I will lay thy cities waste ... perpetual desolations": Burckhardt counted 40 cities in Jebal all now desolate.
2. A landmark N. of Judah (Joshua 15:10), W. of Kirjath Jearim and E. of Bethshemesh; the ridge between wady Aly and wady Ghurab. Now Mihsir, N.W. of Kesla or Chesalon. The resemblance in ruggedness to the southern Mount Seir may have given the name.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seir, Mount
1. The early name of the long range of mountains, extending from about eight miles, south of the Salt Sea, to near the Gulf of Akaba. It is also called 'the land of Seir.' It was occupied at first by the Horites, and afterwards by the descendants of Esau, and acquired the name of EDOM, q.v. The Israelites had to compass the whole of this mountainous range to reach their entrance to the promised land. Genesis 14:6 ; Genesis 36:8,9,30 ; Deuteronomy 2:1-12 ; etc. The word of Jehovah announced to the prophet the perpetual desolation of Mount Seir. Ezekiel 35:2-15 .
2. A northern boundary of Judah. Joshua 15:10 . Probably the ridge north of Kirjath-jearim, about 31 47' N.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Seir
Ancestor of the Horites who dwelt in Mount Seir and 'the land of Seir.' Genesis 36:20,21 ; 1 Chronicles 1:38 .
Hitchcock's Bible Names - Seir
Seirath
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Seir
the Horite, whose dwelling was to the east and south of the Dead Sea, in the mountains of Seir, Genesis 14:6 ; Genesis 36:20 ; Deuteronomy 2:12 ; where at first reigned the descendants of Seir the Horite, of whom Moses gives us a list in Genesis 36:20-30 ; 1 Chronicles 38, 39, &c. The posterity of Esau afterward were in possession of the mountains of Seir, and Esau himself dwelt there when Jacob returned from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:3 ; Genesis 33:14 ; Genesis 36:8-9 .
SEIR, MOUNT, a mountainous tract, extending from the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, to the Gulf of Acaba, or Ezion-Geber. The whole of this tract was probably before called Mount Hor, and was inhabited by the Horites, the descendants, as it is thought, of Hor, who is no otherwise known, and whose name is now only retained in that part of the plain where Aaron died. These people were driven out from their country by the Edomites, or the children of Esau, who dwelt there in their stead, and were in possession of this region when the Israelites passed by in their passage from Egypt to the land of Canaan. The country had, however, been previously overrun, and no doubt very much depopulated, by the invasion of Chedorlaomer, king of Elam. At what time the name of Hor was changed to that of Seir cannot be ascertained. Mount Seir rises abruptly on its western side from the valleys of El Ghor and El Araba; presenting an impregnable front to the strong country of the Edomite mountaineers, which compelled the Israelites, who were unable (if permitted by their leader) to force a passage through this mountain barrier, to skirt its western base, along the great valley of the Ghor and Araba. and so to "compass the land of Edom by the way of the Red Sea," that is, to descend to its southern extremity at Ezion-Geber, as they could not penetrate it higher up. To the southward of this place Burckhardt observed an opening in the mountains, where he supposed the Israelites to have passed. This passage brought them into the high plains on the east of Mount Seir, which are so much higher than the valley on the west, that the mountainous territory of the Edomites was every where more accessible: a circumstance which perhaps contributed to make them more afraid of the Israelites on this border, whom they had set at defiance on the opposite one. The mean elevation of this chain cannot be estimated at less than four thousand feet. In the summer it produces most of the European fruits, namely, apricots, figs, pomegranates, olives, apples, and peaches; while in winter deep snows occasionally fall, with frosts, to the middle of March. The inhabitants, like those of most mountainous regions, are very healthy. Burckhardt says, that there was no part of Syria in which he saw so few invalids: a circumstance which did not escape the observation of the ancients; who denominated it, Palaestina tertia sive salutaris. [1]
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Mount Seir
This mountain (or rather mountains) is at the south and east of the Dead Sea, near Moab. The name should seem to have been taken from Shahar, which means hairy: probably the mount had a rough appearance. The mount itself is rendered memorable from the patriarchal history. The Horites originally possessed it, as we read Genesis 14:6. But in process of time the descendants of Esau. Moses relates that the children of Esau destroyed the Horims, and took possession of Seir. (Deuteronomy 2:12.) But what makes Seir an interesting subject to the Lord's people is, that here it was Jacob, in his return from Mesopotamia, had those soul-exercises which we read of Genesis 32:3-20. And here, soon after, we find those gracious manifestations which the Lord vouchsafed to him, to strengthen his faith, and to prepare him for the interview with his brother Esau. Read the close of the chapter, and to the end of the sixteenth verse of the thirty-third chapter. (Genesis 32:21-32; Gen 33:1-16)
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Seir
Seir (sç'ir). 1. Mount Seir, Genesis 14:6, or land of Seir, Genesis 32:3; Genesis 36:30, the mountainous region lying north of the eastern gulf of the Red Sea. Deuteronomy 2:1-8. The ragged appearance of the tract as viewed from the mountain generally recognized as Mount Hor, the central and highest peak, 4800 feet high, justifies its name. See Idumæa. 2. Mount Seir, Joshua 15:10, was a landmark on the northern boundary of Judah, between Kirjath-jearim and Bethshemesh.

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Seir - Ancestor of the Horites who dwelt in Mount Seir and 'the land of Seir
Seir - Seir . Seir is practically synonymous with Edom (cf. Genesis 32:3 ‘the land of Seir, the field of Edom’). Seir’ mentioned in Joshua 15:10 among the points defining the boundaries of Judah
Seir - Seir (sç'ir). Mount Seir, Genesis 14:6, or land of Seir, Genesis 32:3; Genesis 36:30, the mountainous region lying north of the eastern gulf of the Red Sea. Mount Seir, Joshua 15:10, was a landmark on the northern boundary of Judah, between Kirjath-jearim and Bethshemesh
Horims, Horites - Descendants of Seir, and Aborigines of mount Seir. The sandstone rocks of mount Seir are full of excavated dwellings, and there are traces of the same throughout the region of Edom
Dishon - Fifth son of Seir the Horite. Son of Anah and grandson of Seir
Lotan - Son of Seir the Horite and apparently the original ancestor of clan in Edom (Genesis 36:20-29 ). See Seir ; Edom
Anah - Son of Seir the Horite. Son of Zibeon, son of Seir
Seir - See Mount Seir...
Seir, Mount - Or probably Seir was his title, not proper name, given from the rugged rocky nature of the country, or from its abounding in bushes, in contrast to Halak "the smooth mountain. ) Mount Seir is the high range from the S. " For as Israel moved from Mount Hor by way of that plain towards the Red Sea at Elath they "compassed Mount Seir" (Numbers 21:4; Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 2:8). and the granite range of Mount Seir on the E. " Jebal is now applied to the northern part of Mount Seir, answering to Gebal of Psalms 83:6-7; Geblah (i. "mountain") is the name for Mount Seir in the Samaritan Pentateuch and the Jerusalem targum. ...
"Mount Halak ("naked") that goeth up to Seir" (Joshua 11:17) was the northern border of Seir, probably the line of white "naked" hills running across the great valley eight miles S. Seir and Sinai are not in Deuteronomy 33:2 grouped together geographically, but in reference to their being both alike scenes of God's glory manifested in behalf of His people. The prophetic denunciation of Ezekiel 35, "Behold O Mount Seir, . The resemblance in ruggedness to the southern Mount Seir may have given the name
Dishan - ...
A Horite chief and son of Seir (Genesis 36:21 ,Genesis 36:21,36:28 ,Genesis 36:28,36:30 ). See Edom ; Horites ; Seir
Seirah - (ssee' ih ruh) Place name meaning, “toward Seir. ” Modern translations' reading for KJV Seirath (Judges 3:26 ). The name would seem to point to Mount Seir in Edom, but the context seems to make that location impossible
Hori - Son of Lotan, son of Seir, brother to Hemam (Genesis 36:22-30). The HORITES (troglodytes or inhabitants of caves, probably excavators of the remarkable ones near Petra) inhabited mount Seir (the thickly bushy, or rugged, shaggy) before Esau's invasion (Genesis 14:6; Deuteronomy 2:12; Deuteronomy 2:22; Job 30:6-7)
Aran - Wild goat, a descendant of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:28 )
Zaavan - A descendant of Seir ( Genesis 36:27 = 1 Chronicles 1:42 )
Lotan - Coverer, one of the sons of Seir, the Horite (Genesis 36:20,29 )
Aran - Descendant of Seir the Horite
Lotan - Son of Seir, the Horite
Cheran - (chee' ran) Descendant of Seir (or Edom) listed in Genesis 36:26
Iram - Citizen, chief of an Edomite tribe in Mount Seir (Genesis 36:43 )
Anah -
One of the sons of Seir, and head of an Idumean tribe, called a Horite, as in course of time all the branches of this tribe were called from their dwelling in caves in Mount Seir (Genesis 36:20,29 ; 1 Chronicles 1:38 )
Alian, Alvan - A Horite, a descendant of Seir
Dishan - Youngest son of Seir the Horite
di'Shon - (antelope )
The fifth son of Seir
Eshban - Son of Dishon, a descendant of Seir
Shephi, Shepho - Son of Shobal, a son of Seir
Seir - ” A mountain range which runs the length of biblical Edom, leading at times to an equation of Edom and Seir. Some documents found in Egypt seem to make Seir and Edom two different tribal habitats, and it is possible that at times in its history the area was ruled over simultaneously by several local clans. The “sons of Seir” represented an early Horite clan from the region
Aran - ” A Horite descended from Seir (Genesis 36:28 )
di'Shan - (antelope ), the youngest son of Seir the Horite
lo'Tan - (covering ), the eldest son of Seir the Horite
se'ir - (hairy, Shaggy ),
We have both "land of Seir," (Genesis 32:3 ; 36:50 ) and "Mount Seir. The Mount Seir of the: Bible extended much farther south than the modern province, as is shown by the words of (2:1-8) It had the Arabah on the west, vs. ...
Mount Seir, an entirely different place from the foregoing; one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the territory of Judah. If Kuriel el-Enab be the former and Ain-shems the latter of these two, then Mount Seir cannot fail to be the ridge which lies between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab . In a pass of this ridge is the modern village of Seir
Hemam - Son of Lotan, a descendant of Seir
he'Mam - Hori and Hemam were sons of Lotan, the eldest son of Seir
Jetheth - A peg, or a prince, one of the Edomitish kings of Mount Seir (Genesis 36:40 )
Dishon - A son of Seir ( Genesis 36:21 = 1 Chronicles 1:38 ). A son of Anah and grandson of Seir ( Genesis 36:25 , cf
Zaavan - Son of Ezer, a descendant of Seir
za'Avan, - (migratory ), a Horite chief, son of Ezer the son of Seir
Jaakan - He twists, one of the sons of Ezer, the son of Seir the Horite (1 Chronicles 1:42 )
Dishan - Antelope, the youngest son of Seir the Horite, head of one of the tribes of Idumaea (Genesis 36:21,28,30 )
She'Phi - of the sons of Seir
Cheran - One of the children of Dishon, the son of Seir, the Horite ( Genesis 36:26 , 1 Chronicles 1:41 )
Eshban - An Edomite listed as a descendant of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:26 )
Jaakan, Jakan - Son of Ezer, a son of Seir
Alvan - ” A descendant of Seir (Genesis 36:23 ), spelled Alian in 1 Chronicles 1:40
Onam - Son ofShobal, a son of Seir
Anah - Son of Zibeon, son of Seir the Horite; father of Aholibamah, Esau's wife (Genesis 36:2; Genesis 36:14; Genesis 36:20; Genesis 36:25). grandson) of Seir. " Those descendants alone of Seir are enumerated who, being heads of tribes, were connected with Edom; so Anah is mentioned because he was head of a tribe, independently of his father. ...
As sprung from Seir, he is called a "Horite," i
Hemam - Descendant of Seir (Genesis 36:22 )
Hori - A son of Seir ( Genesis 36:22 = 1 Chronicles 1:39 )
Bil'Han -
A Horite chief dwelling in Mount Seir
Ithran - Son of Dishon, a descendant of Seir
Homan - ” Hebrew text name for grandson of Seir (1 Chronicles 1:39 )
Bilhan - Descendant of Seir or Edom (Genesis 36:27 )
Horites - (hoh' ritess) The pre-Edomite inhabitants of Mount Seir in the southern Transjordan. Also, Zibeon, son of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:20 ), is identified as a Hivite in Genesis 36:2 . Seir where there is no record of Hurrians. Seir)
Hemdan - ” Descendant of Seir and thus an Edomite (Genesis 36:26 )
Hori - Son of Lotan, a descendant of Seir the Horite
a'Kan - (sharp sighted ), son of Ezer, one of the "dukes" or chieftains of the Horites, and descendant of Seir
ho'ri -
A Horite, son of Lotan the son of Seir
o'Nam -
One of the sons of Shobal the son of Seir
Ebal - Son ofShobal, a son of Seir
e'Bal -
One of the sons of Shobal the son of Seir
Horites - An ancient people, who dwelt in mount Seir
Manahath - Son of Shobal, a son of Seir the Horite
Hori - An Edomite descended from Seir (Genesis 36:22 )
Amram - Son of Dishon, a descendant of Seir
Aran - The name denotes ‘a wild goat,’ and Dishan ‘an antelope’ or ‘gazelle’; while Seir the ancestor is ‘the he-goat
Seir - Mount Seir was the chief mountain of the land of Edom
Shobal - Son of Seir, the Horite
Anah - In Genesis 36:29 Anah is a Horite chief living in Seir. A son of Seir and brother of Zibeon ( Genesis 36:20 )
Timna - Daughter of Seir the Horite
Zib'Eon - ) Although called a Hivite, he is probably the same as Zibeon the son of Seir the Horite
Halak, - This eminence has not been identified, but its approximate locality is indicated by the words ‘that goeth up to Seir’; and it formed the southern limit of Joshua’s conquests
Dumah - A region, perhaps near Mount Seir
Seir - the Horite, whose dwelling was to the east and south of the Dead Sea, in the mountains of Seir, Genesis 14:6 ; Genesis 36:20 ; Deuteronomy 2:12 ; where at first reigned the descendants of Seir the Horite, of whom Moses gives us a list in Genesis 36:20-30 ; 1 Chronicles 38, 39, &c. The posterity of Esau afterward were in possession of the mountains of Seir, and Esau himself dwelt there when Jacob returned from Mesopotamia, Genesis 33:3 ; Genesis 33:14 ; Genesis 36:8-9 . ...
Seir, MOUNT, a mountainous tract, extending from the southern extremity of the Dead Sea, to the Gulf of Acaba, or Ezion-Geber. At what time the name of Hor was changed to that of Seir cannot be ascertained. Mount Seir rises abruptly on its western side from the valleys of El Ghor and El Araba; presenting an impregnable front to the strong country of the Edomite mountaineers, which compelled the Israelites, who were unable (if permitted by their leader) to force a passage through this mountain barrier, to skirt its western base, along the great valley of the Ghor and Araba. This passage brought them into the high plains on the east of Mount Seir, which are so much higher than the valley on the west, that the mountainous territory of the Edomites was every where more accessible: a circumstance which perhaps contributed to make them more afraid of the Israelites on this border, whom they had set at defiance on the opposite one
Aholibamah - Daughter of Anah, or Beeri, a descendant of Seir the Horite. ) Through her Esau's descendants the Edomites became occupants of mount Seir
Seir, Mount - It is also called 'the land of Seir. The word of Jehovah announced to the prophet the perpetual desolation of Mount Seir
Ezer -
One of the sons of Seir, the native princes, "dukes," of Mount Hor (Genesis 36:21,27 )
Jeruel - A wilderness where Jehoshaphat was to find his enemies, the Ammonites, the Moabites, and the inhabitants of Mount Seir, who destroyed one another
Esau - He eventually settled in Seir, and is the progenitor of Edom
Zibeon - Son of Seir and one of the dukes of the Horites
Ishi - Seir ( 1 Chronicles 4:42 )
Horites or Horim - A race of early dwellers in mount Seir, whence they were expelled by the Edomites, Genesis 14:6 Deuteronomy 2:12,22
Halak, the Mount - "the smooth mountain", "which goeth up to Seir" (Joshua 11:17; Joshua 12:7); the southern extremity of Joshua's conquests
Hamran - ” Member of family of Esau and Seir (1 Chronicles 1:41 )
Shobal - Seir's second son, a "duke" or phylarch of the Horites (Genesis 36:20; Genesis 36:29). Soba (related to Shobal the founder of Kirjath Jearim) answers to it; for Kirjath Jearim is described as on the boundary of Judah, next Mount Seir, which is next to Chesalon. Kesla now answers to Chesalon, on the same ridge with Soba; and between the two is the mount called Saghir, evidently answering to Mount Seir
se'Irath - 27, a continuation, perhaps, of the same wooded, shaggy hills which stretched even so far south as to enter the territory of Judah, (Joshua 15:10 ) (It is probably the same place as MOUNT Seir , 2
Shobal - Son of Seir and ruler in Edom (Genesis 36:20 ,Genesis 36:20,36:23 ,Genesis 36:23,36:29 )
a-i'ah -
Son of Zibeon, a descendant of Seir and ancestor of one of the wives of Esau, (1 Chronicles 1:40 ) called in (Genesis 36:24 ) AJAH
ho'Rim - and Ho'rites ( descendants of Hori ), the aboriginal inhabitants of Mount Seir, ( Genesis 14:6 ) and probably allied to the Emim and Raphaim
am'Ram - ) ...
A son of Dishon and descendant of Seir, (1 Chronicles 1:41 ) properly "Hamram" = HEMDAN in (Genesis 36:26 ) ...
One of the sons of Bani in the time of Ezra, who had married a foreign wife
ne-Ari'ah - ) ...
A son of Ishi, and one of the captains of the 500 Simeonites who in the days of Hezekiah, drove out the Amalekites from Mount Seir
Horites - Their ancestor was "Seir," who probably gave his name to the district where he lived
Beeri - ) In the narrative where stress is laid on Esau's wife being a Canaanite, her father is called a Hittite; in the genealogy, where the stress is on Esau's marriage connection with the former holders of mount Seir, he is properly termed a Horite
je'Arim - ( Joshua 15:10 ) The boundary ran from Mount Seir to "the shoulder of Mount Jearim, which is Cesalon" --that is, Cesalon was the landmark on the mountain
Ut - ) ...
A son of Dishan, and grandson of Seir. (Job 1:1 ) As far as we can gather, "the land of Uz" lay either east or southeast of Palestine, (Job 1:3 ) adjacent to the Sabaeans and the Chaldaeans, (Job 1:15,17 ) consequently north of the southern Arabians and west of the Euphrates; and, lastly, adjacent to the Edomites of Mount Seir, who at one period occupied Uz, probably as conquerors, (Lamentations 4:21 ) and whose troglodyte habits are described in (Job 30:6,7 ) From the above data we infer that the land of Uz corresponds to the Arabia Deserta of classical geography, at all events to so much of it as lies north of the 30th parallel of latitude
Mount Seir - Moses relates that the children of Esau destroyed the Horims, and took possession of Seir. ) But what makes Seir an interesting subject to the Lord's people is, that here it was Jacob, in his return from Mesopotamia, had those soul-exercises which we read of Genesis 32:3-20
Rephaiah - Simeonite living at Mount Seir (1 Chronicles 4:42 )
Sho'Bal -
Second son of Seir the Horite, (Genesis 36:20 ; 1 Chronicles 1:38 ) and one of the "dukes" of the Horites (Genesis 36:29 ) ...
Son of Caleb the son of Hur and founder or prince of Kirjath-jearim
Horites - The Horites were the original inhabitants of the region around Mt Seir, south of the Dead Sea
Seir - Mount Hor formed part of Seir, and is the only part that retains its original name
Apostles of Erin, the Twelve - They are said to have been: ...
Ciaran of Saighir (Seir-Kieran),
Ciaran of Clonmacnoise,
Brendan of Birr,
Brendan of Clonfert,
Columba of Tirda-glast (Terryglass),
Ruadhan of Lorrha,
Senan of Iniscathay (Scattery Island),
Columba of Iona,
Mobht of Glasnevin,
Ninnidh the Saintly of Loch Erne,
Lasserian mac Nadfraech, and
Canice of Aghaboe
Erin, the Twelve Apostles of - They are said to have been: ...
Ciaran of Saighir (Seir-Kieran),
Ciaran of Clonmacnoise,
Brendan of Birr,
Brendan of Clonfert,
Columba of Tirda-glast (Terryglass),
Ruadhan of Lorrha,
Senan of Iniscathay (Scattery Island),
Columba of Iona,
Mobht of Glasnevin,
Ninnidh the Saintly of Loch Erne,
Lasserian mac Nadfraech, and
Canice of Aghaboe
Twelve Apostles of Erin, the - They are said to have been: ...
Ciaran of Saighir (Seir-Kieran),
Ciaran of Clonmacnoise,
Brendan of Birr,
Brendan of Clonfert,
Columba of Tirda-glast (Terryglass),
Ruadhan of Lorrha,
Senan of Iniscathay (Scattery Island),
Columba of Iona,
Mobht of Glasnevin,
Ninnidh the Saintly of Loch Erne,
Lasserian mac Nadfraech, and
Canice of Aghaboe
Shobal - A ‘son’ of Seir the Horite, and one of the ‘dukes’ of the Horites ( Genesis 36:20 ; Genesis 36:23 ; Genesis 36:29 = 1 Chronicles 1:38 ; 1 Chronicles 1:40 )
Ezer - Son of Seir the Horite
Ziz - A pass through a steep place where the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir were going to enter Judah to attack King Jehoshaphat
Havilah - Kalisch supposes that it was a country between the Persian and the Arabian gulfs; others hold that the "country of Havilah" in 1 Samuel 15:7 refers to the region about Mount Seir, and that it was not probably identical with the Havilah of Genesis 2:11
Pelatiah - One of the Simeonites dehystroying the remaining Amalekites at Mount Seir (1 Chronicles 4:42 )
Timna - Probably sister of Lotan, daughter of the Horite Seir
uz - Son of Dishan, a son of Seir
Uzziel - One captain in the successful Simeonite attack on the Amalekites of Mount Seir (1 Chronicles 4:42 )
Manahath - ]'>[2] ), 1 Chronicles 1:40 ‘son of Shobal, son of Seir, the Horite,’ i
Hor - A mountain of a conical form in the range of mount Seir, on the east side of the Arabah, or great valley running from the Dead sea to the Elanitic gulf
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One of the captains of the marauding band of Simeonites who in the reign of Hezekiah made an expedition to Mount Seir and smote the Amalekites
Jaazer - Its site is marked by the modern ruin called Sar or Seir, about 10 miles west of Amman, and 12 from Heshbon
Uzziel - Son of Ishi a Simeonite: he with his brethren attacked the Amalekites of Mount Seir, and secured for themselves a permanent settlement
Paran - It extended from Mount Sinai on the south, to the southern border of the land of Canaan on the north; having the desert of Shur, with its subdivisions, the deserts of Etham and Sin, on the west, and the eastern branch of the Red Sea, the desert of Zin and Mount Seir, on the east
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A descendant of Seir the Horite (Genesis 36:23 )
Lemuel - Not, as Hitzig guessed, elder brother to Agur, king of an Arab tribe in Massa, on the borders of Palestine, and both sprung from the Simeonites who drove out the Amalekites from Mount Seir under Hezekiah, as if Lemuel were an older form of Nemuel, or Jemuel, Simeon's oldest son
Esau - His family settled on Mount Seir, east of Jordan, which was hence called Edom, and bis descendants were the Edomites, one of the most powerful and formidable nations of that age
Sela - Probably the city later known as Petra, the ruins of which are found about two days' journey north of the Gulf of Akabah, It was in the midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory
Arabia - ), but in later times by the descendants of Esau, and known as the Land of Edom or Idumea, also as the Desert of Seir or Mount Seir
Edom - Called also Idumæa and Mount Seir
Ebal - Grandson of Seir and son of clan leader Shobal among the Horite descendants living in Edom (Genesis 36:23 )
Gedor - " On the way between southern Judah and mount Seir
Esau - Esau settled in the land of Seir and his descendants were called Edomites
Amaziah - But he brought back the gods of the children of Seir, and bowed down to them, whereby he fell under God's displeasure
Hor -
One of the mountains of the chain of Seir or Edom, on the confines of Idumea (Numbers 20:22-29 ; 33:37 )
Maon, Maonites - Seir, south of the Dead Sea
Amalek - He was probably the father of the Amalekites, an ancient and powerful people, Genesis 14:7; Numbers 24:20, who inhabited the regions on the south of Palestine, between Idumea and Egypt, and also to the eastward of the Dead Sea and Mount Seir
Ebal - A son of Shobal son of Seir ( Genesis 36:23 , 1 Chronicles 1:40 )
e'Dom, Idumae'a - Edom was called Mount Seir and Idumea also. The ancient capital of Edom was Bozrah ( Buseireh ). The Horites, their predecessors in Mount Seir, were, as their name implies, troglodytes , or dwellers in caves; and the Edomites seem to have adopted their dwellings as well as their country
ko'Rah - (Genesis 36:5,14,18 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ) He was born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mount Seir, (Genesis 36:5-9 ) and was one of the "dukes" of Edom
e'Sau - Later he marries a daughter of Ishmael, (Genesis 28:8,9 ) and soon after establishes himself in Mount Seir, where he was living when Jacob returned from Padan-aram rich and powerful, and the two brothers were reconciled
Mount, Mountain - ‘Mountain,’ as well as its cognate ‘mount,’ is used both of isolated elevations and of extensive districts of lofty ground such as Sinai, Horeb, Carmel on the one hand, Mount Seir or the Mountain of Gilead on the other. (1) They were dwelling-places , for which the numerous caves, natural and artificial, excavated in their soft limestone sides, well fitted them: thus Esau dwelt in Mount Seir ( Genesis 36:8 )
se'la, - It was in the midst of Mount Seir, in the neighborhood of Mount Hor, and therefore Edomite territory, taken by Amaziah, and called Joktheel
Maon - But 2 Chronicles 20:10; 2 Chronicles 20:22, mentioning inhabitants of Mount Seir or Edom among the invaders, favor Hiller's alteration of Meeha'amonim into Meehame'unim, the Maonites of Mann near the Edomite Petra; E. The Maonites are mentioned instead of the Edomites, to imply that not only Edomites but tribes from other parts of Mount Seir joined the invasion
Esau - He displaced the Horites from the hilly land of Seir, and settled there with his followers ( Genesis 32:3 ; Genesis 36:8 , Deuteronomy 2:12 ). Twenty years later the brothers were reconciled ( Genesis 33:4 ); after which Esau made Seir his principal abode, and on the death of Isaac settled there permanently ( Genesis 35:29 , Genesis 36:6 , Deuteronomy 2:4-5 , Joshua 24:4 )
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One of the Edomite chiefs or "dukes" of Mount Seir (Genesis 36:41 )
Horites - The pre-Edomitic inhabitants of Seir or Edom according to Genesis 14:6 (a late passage) and Deuteronomy 2:12 ; Deuteronomy 2:22 (D Uz - The name occurs...
(1) in Genesis 10:23 as son of Aram and grandson (as "son" means in 1 Chronicles 1:17) of Shem;...
(2) as son of Nahor by Milcah (Genesis 22:21);...
(3) as son of Dishan and grandson of Seir (Genesis 36:28)
Simeon - An emigration from this tribe took place, at an early period, towards Gedor, and afterwards to Mount Seir
Edom - It was called the land, or "the mountain of Seir," the rough hills on the east side of the Arabah. They dispossessed the Horites of Mount Seir; though it is clear, from Genesis 36 , that they afterwards intermarried with the conquered population
Edom - It had been called mount Seir. Some of the rocks were so precipitous that Amaziah killed 10,000 of the children of Seir (Edomites) by casting them down from the rocks, whereby they were dashed to pieces
Kadesh Barnea - , 70 miles from Mount Hor and 60 from Mount Seir; but Kadesh was only one march from Mount Hor (Numbers 20:16; Numbers 20:22; Numbers 33:37), "on the edge of Edom," "on its uttermost border"; on low ground (whereas El Ain is on high ground) from whence the spies "go up" to Canaan. Then Israel "compassed Mount Seir," i. The cliffs at the mouth of wady el Ghuweir near Ain el Weibeh, and in front of the host in marching eastward through Mount Seir, may have been the scene of Moses' striking the rock (cela , not tsuwr ) (Numbers 20:7 ff)
Kirjath Jearim - But Chaplin identifies Kirjath Jearim with the village Soba, Mount Seir on Judah's border being Bath el Saghir
Esau - ...
Soon after he began to drive the Horites out of mount Seir; and by the return of Jacob 29 years after, Esau was there with armed retainers and abundant wealth. Jacob however, wisely fearing any collision which might revive the old grudge, declined accompanying Esau, but expressed a hope one day to visit mount Seir; his words," I will lead on softly . until I come unto my lord unto Seir," cannot mean he then intended going there, for he was avowedly going toward Succoth and Shechem (Genesis 32-33). Then Esau, by this time seeing that Jacob's was the birthright blessing and the promised land, withdrew permanently to his appointed lot, mount Seir (Genesis 32:3; Deuteronomy 2:5-12). He carried away all his substance from Canaan there, to take full possession of Seir and drive out its original inhabitants
Ara'Bia - It was mostly peopled by descendants of Esau, and was generally known as the land of Edom or Idumea [2], as well as by its older appellation, the desert of Seir or Mount Seir. [3] Inhabitants
Amalekites - We cannot assign the place of their habitation, except in general it is apparent that they dwelt south of Palestine, between Mount Seir and the border of Egypt; and it does not appear that they possessed many cities, though one is mentioned in 1 Samuel 15:5
Jehoshaphat - He was miraculously delivered from a threatened attack of the people of Ammon, Moab, and Seir
Simeon - As to Levi, he never had any fixed lot or portion; and Simeon received only a canton that was dismembered from the tribe of Judah, Joshua 19:1 , &c, and some other lands they went to conquer in the mountains of Seir, and the desert of Gedor, 1 Chronicles 4:27 ; 1 Chronicles 4:39 ; 1 Chronicles 4:42
Ezer - He was a Horite and lived in Seir or Edom
Gebal - (See Seir, MOUNT) "a line", namely, of mountain boundary (Psalms 83:7)
Chedorlaomer - In the 13th they revolted, whereupon he, with his subordinate allies, the kings of Shinar (Babylonia), and Ellasar, and Tidal, "king of nations" (Median Scyths, belonging to the old population) smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim, the Zuzims in Ham, the Emims in Shaveh Kiriathaim, the Horites in mount Seir, the Amalekites, and the Amorites in Hazezon Tamar; and finally encountered and defeated the five allied kings in the vale of Siddim
Sela - In Mount Seir, near Mount Hor; taken by Amaziah, and named Joktheel, i
Coal - 326; Hull, Mount Seir, etc
Amaziah - Amaziah led his army to Seir, where he easily defeated the Edomites, making them again subject to Judah
Esau - During the period of separation, which lasted several years, Esau married a wife of the family of Ishmael; and, removing to Mount Seir, acquired great power and wealth. After their father's death, they lived in peace and amity; but, as their possessions enlarged, and there was not sufficient room for them in the land in which they were strangers, Esau returned to Mount Seir, where his posterity multiplied under the denomination of Edomites
Hor - " Moses' death was in solitude, but with Gilead's heights, and Benjamin's hills, and the rich Jordan valley in view; whereas Aaron's last looks rested on rugged Edom, and chalky mount Seir, and the red sandstone rocks round Petra, and the dreary Arabah
Pisgah - , Her and Seir of Arabia; to the W
Edom - The name was appropriate to Edom's possession, "mount Seir," the mountainous territory having a reddish hue. Seir means rugged, applicable alike to Seir the hirsute (like Esau) progenitor of the Horites, Edom's predecessors, and to their rugged forest covered territory (Genesis 14:6; Genesis 32:3; Genesis 36:1-8; Genesis 36:20-22). Esau, with his 400 armed men (Genesis 32:6), commenced driving out the Horites, and permanently settled in mount Seir after his father's death, yielding Canaan to Jacob, in accordance with his father's blessing. Bozrah, now Buseireh, was its ancient capital, near the N. ...
Amaziah of Judah killed many thousands in the Valley of Salt near the Dead Sea, and took Selah, afterward Joktheel, the first mention of this extraordinary city (2 Kings 14:7), and adopted their gods of mount Seir
Judah the Kingdom of - The children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir also invaded Judah during Jehoshaphat's reign, but they only destroyed one another
Face - When applied to time, the word (preceded by the preposition le) means “formerly”: “The Horim also dwelt in Seir [2] … ( Midianites - But they appear to have spread themselves northward, probably along the desert east of Mount Seir, to the vicinity of the Moabites; and on the other side, also, they covered a territory extending to the neighborhood of Mount Sinai
Caves - From hor , "a cavern," the Horites take their name, who originally occupied mount Seir, and were driven thence by the Edomites
Jehosh'Aphat - He was miraculously delivered from a threatened attack of the people of Ammon, Moab and Seir
Esau - Esau had lived in the land of Seir
Hormah - from the Arabah, past Rakhmah or Hormah, would come to the wide plain, es Sir, the "Seir" of Deuteronomy 1:44
Simeon - Levi had no compact lot or portion in the Holy Land; and Simeon received for his portion only a district dismembered from Judah, with some other lands the tribe overran in the mountains of Seir, and in the desert of Gedor, 1 Chronicles 4:24,39,42
Bee - The allusion, therefore, of Moses to their fierce hostility, Deuteronomy 1:44 , is both just and beautiful: "The Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir even unto Hormah
Kenites - of Seir and the gulf of Akabah (Genesis 25:2); the former were Canaanites of the city Kain, which was taken by Judah (Joshua 15:57)
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When people are the object, yârash sometimes means “to dispossess” in the sense of taking away their inheritable goods and putting them in such a social position that they cannot hold possessions or inherit permanent possessions: “The Horim also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead …” ( Edom - Yet not all of Edom was wilderness; the vicinity of present-day Tafileh and Buseireh, east of the Arabah, is fairly well watered, cultivable land, and would have boasted numerous villages during Old Testament times. Buseireh is situated on the ruins of ancient Bozrah, the capital of Edom. Note that the modern name, “Buseireh,” preserves memory of the ancient one, “Bozrah. ...
The “land of Seir” seems to be synonymous with Edom in some passages (Genesis 32:3 ; Genesis 36:8 ; 2 Samuel 8:13-14 ). know of Shasu (apparently semi-nomadic tribes) from Seir and Edom
Paran - Seir (Edom and Teman), Sinai, and Paran are comparatively adjacent, and therefore are associated together in God's giving the law (Habakkuk 3:3), as in Deuteronomy 33:2
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Used in this emphasis, shûb can be applied specifically of returning along a path already traversed: “So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir” ( Arabah - They went down the Arabah southwards (after Edom's refusal to let them pass), from mount Hor, toward the head of the gulf, then up one of the left wadies, by the back of mount Seir to Moab
Edom, Edomites - The Edomites were a tribe or group of tribes residing in early Biblical times in Mount Seir ( Genesis 32:3 , Judges 5:4 ), but covering territory on both sides of it
Gomorrah - Tristram objects to the southern site for Sodom and Gomorrah that Chedorlaomer marching from mount Seir to Hazezon Tamar (Engedi) afterward meets the king of Sodom in the vale of Siddim, which therefore in the order ought to be rather at the northern end of the Dead Sea
Idumea - The name given by the Greeks to the land of Edom, or mount Seir, which extended originally from the Dead sea to the Elanitic gulf of the Red sea, including a territory about on hundred miles long, and fifteen or twenty wide
Edom - a province of Arabia, which derives its name from Edom, or Esau, who there settled in the mountains of Seir, in the land of the Horites, south-east of the Dead Sea. Under Moses and Joshua, and even under the kings of Judah, the Idumeans were confined to the east and south of the Dead Sea, in the land of Seir; but afterward they extended their territories more to the south of Judah. I will cut off from Mount Seir him that passeth out, and him that returneth,"...
Isaiah 34:10 ; Ezekiel 35:7 . At present all this country is a desert, and Maan (Teman) is the only inhabited place in it: ‘I will stretch out my hand against thee, O Mount Seir, and will make thee most desolate
Edom - Chief among Edom’s mountains was Mt Seir, after which the land was sometimes called (Obadiah 1:1-4; Genesis 32:3; Genesis 36:21; Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 2:4; Deuteronomy 2:12; Joshua 15:1; 1 Kings 9:26)
Strength - 24:17-18, where Balaam prophesied the destruction of Moab and Edom at the hands of Israel: “And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and lsrael shall do valiantly” (v
Exodus - Moses says they "compassed mount Seir many days," always under the guidance of the pillar of fire and cloud, Numbers 9:22 ; he also gives a list of seventeen stations, mostly unknown, where thy rested or dwelt before reaching Ezion-gaber, Numbers 33:19-35 ; and then mentions their return to Kadesh, Numbers 33:36-37 , in the first month, Numbers 20:1 , after an interval of almost thirty-eight years. While thus a second time encamped at Kadesh, Moses sent to the king of Idumaea, to ask liberty to pass through his dominions, that is, through the chain of mountains (mount Seir) lying along the eastern side of the great valley El-Arabah
Wilderness of the Wanderings - of Mount Her where Aaron died, and to which Israel marched as the first stage in their journey when denied a passage through Mount Seir (Numbers 20:21-22). At last they broke up their prolonged encampment at Kadesh and compassed Mount Seir many days (Deuteronomy 2:1), i. and the granite of Mount Seir on the E
Moab, Moabites - ...
In the time of Jehoshaphat the children of Moab, Ammon and mount Seir attacked Judah, but God made the battle His own and caused them to attack one another
Go Out, Go Forth - The Lord’s departure-point in such cases is variously represented as Seir ( Jehoshaphat - ) Edom joined with Ammon and other desert tribes enumerated in Psalms 83:3-7 ("other beside the Ammonites," KJV 2 Chronicles 20:1; Hiller proposes to read Maonites from Maan a city near Petra on mount Seir, tribes from all parts of mount Seir: Keil; 26:7, Mehunims), to not only throw off Judah's supremacy but root the Jews out of their divinely given inheritance; but in vain. Seirites, greedy for booty, by God's providence, from an ambush suddenly attacking, caused a panic among the Ammonites and Moabites which eventuated in mutual slaughter
Simeon - Seir, in the time of Hezekiah apparently, and there secured permanent possessions
Ebal - EBAL, son of Shobal, son of Seir (Genesis 36:23)
Jacob - He then feigned that he would follow Esau to Seir, but turned aside to Shechem, where he bought the portion of a field, thus settling down for his own ease in the midst of the Canaanites, instead of going to Beth-el, God's house, from whence he had started
Cities - They were also charged, as with us, to announce the progress of the night to the slumbering city: "The burden of Dumah; he calls to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night," Isaiah 21:11
Jacob - He then feigned that he would follow Esau to Seir, but turned aside to Shechem, where he bought the portion of a field, thus settling down for his own ease in the midst of the Canaanites, instead of going to Beth-el, God's house, from whence he had started
Numbers, the Book of - Then they "compassed Mount Seir (the wilderness of Paran) many days," until that whole generation died (Deuteronomy 2:1). and the granite range of Seir on the E
Korah - A duke of Edom, born in Canaan before Esau migrated to Mount Seir
Jacob - Esau headed to Seir to become the father of the Edomites
Ammonites - In the reign of Jehoshaphat the Ammonites united with their brethren, the Moabites, and the inhabitants of Mount Seir, against the king of Judah; but they were completely routed
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(8) In the 12th year of the captivity, when the fugitives from Jerusalem (Ezekiel 33:21) had reached Chaldaea, he foretells better times, Israel's restoration, God's kingdom triumphant over Seir, the pagan world powers, and Gog: Ezekiel 33-39
Jacob - Esau returned to Seir; and Jacob moved on to a suitable site for an encampment, which received the name of Succoth, from the booths that were erected on it ( Isaiah 33:17 )
Arabia - The greater part of this district consists of naked rocks and sandy and flinty plains; but it contained also some fertile spots, particularly in the peninsula of Mount Sinai, and through the long range of Mount Seir
Moses - ...
The people now, to repair their fault, contrary to the advice of Moses, presumptuously went to invade the Amalekites and Canaanites of Mount Seir, or Hor; who defeated them, and chased them as bees to Hormah, Numbers 14:39-45 ; Deuteronomy 1:41-44