Massa (Mas´uh)

The seventh son of Ishmael (Gen 25:14; 1Chr 1:30) and an ancestor of a north Arabian tribe (associated with Tema). The attribution of the words of Agur (Prov 30:1) and Lemuel (Prov 31:1) to the region of Massa suggests Arabian sources for that material.

Gen 25:14

14Mishma, Dumah, Massa,

1Chr 1:30

30Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadad, Tema,

Prov 30:1

Sayings of Agur
1The words of Agur son of Jakeh. An oracle.

Thus says the man: I am weary, O God,
I am weary, O God. How can I prevail?

Prov 31:1

The Teaching of King Lemuel's Mother
1The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him:

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