Zerah

Zerah (Zihr´uh)

1 An Edomite descendant of Esau by Basemath, daughter of Ishmael (Gen 36:13; Gen 36:17; 1Chr 1:37; Gen 36:1-4). 2 The father of an early Edomite king (Gen 36:33; 1Chr 1:44); possibly the same as 1. 3 A twin son of Judah by Tamar (Gen 38:30; Gen 46:12; 1Chr 2:4; 1Chr 2:6), founder of the Zerahites (Num 26:20) or “sons of Zerah” (1Chr 9:6; Neh 11:24). Achan, a warrior who took for personal use some items from Jericho that had been dedicated to God, is identified as a descendant of Zerah (Josh 7:1; Josh 7:18; Josh 7:24; 1Chr 2:6-7). 4 The founder of a Simeonite division, the Zerahites (Num 26:13; 1Chr 4:24; called Zohar in (Gen 46:10). 5 Two Levites (1Chr 6:21; 1Chr 6:41). 6 An Ethiopian (Cushite) leader of a large attacking force whom King Asa of Judah defeated at Mareshah (2Chr 14:9-15).

Gen 36:13

13These were the sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah. These were the sons of Esau's wife, Basemath.

Gen 36:17

17These are the sons of Esau's son Reuel: the clans Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah; these are the clans of Reuel in the land of Edom; they are the sons of E ... View more

1Chr 1:37

37The sons of Reuel: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.

Gen 36:1-4

Esau's Descendants
1These are the descendants of Esau (that is, Edom).2Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah da ... View more

Gen 36:33

33Bela died, and Jobab son of Zerah of Bozrah succeeded him as king.

1Chr 1:44

44When Bela died, Jobab son of Zerah of Bozrah succeeded him.

Gen 38:30

30Afterward his brother came out with the crimson thread on his hand; and he was named Zerah.

Gen 46:12

12The children of Judah: Er, Onan, Shelah, Perez, and Zerah (but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan); and the children of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

1Chr 2:4

4His daughter-in-law Tamar also bore him Perez and Zerah. Judah had five sons in all.

1Chr 2:6

6The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all.

Num 26:20

20The descendants of Judah by their clans were: of Shelah, the clan of the Shelanites; of Perez, the clan of the Perezites; of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites.

1Chr 9:6

6Of the sons of Zerah: Jeuel and their kin, six hundred ninety.

Neh 11:24

24And Pethahiah son of Meshezabel, of the descendants of Zerah son of Judah, was at the king's hand in all matters concerning the people.

Josh 7:1

The Sin of Achan and Its Punishment
1But the Israelites broke faith in regard to the devoted things: Achan son of Carmi son of Zabdi son of Zerah, of the tribe ... View more

Josh 7:18

18And he brought near his household one by one, and Achan son of Carmi son of Zabdi son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was taken.

Josh 7:24

24Then Joshua and all Israel with him took Achan son of Zerah, with the silver, the mantle, and the bar of gold, with his sons and daughters, with his oxen, don ... View more

1Chr 2:6-7

6The sons of Zerah: Zimri, Ethan, Heman, Calcol, and Dara, five in all.7The sons of Carmi: Achar, the troubler of Israel, who transgressed in the matter of the ... View more

Num 26:13

13of Zerah, the clan of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the clan of the Shaulites.

1Chr 4:24

Descendants of Simeon
24The sons of Simeon: Nemuel, Jamin, Jarib, Zerah, Shaul;

Gen 46:10

10The children of Simeon: Jemuel, Jamin, Ohad, Jachin, Zohar, and Shaul, the son of a Canaanite woman.

1Chr 6:21

21Joah his son, Iddo his son, Zerah his son, Jeatherai his son.

1Chr 6:41

41son of Ethni, son of Zerah, son of Adaiah,

2Chr 14:9-15

Ethiopian Invasion Repulsed
9Zerah the Ethiopian came out against them with an army of a million men and three hundred chariots, and came as far as Mareshah.10A ... View more

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