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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

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HUR . The name is possibly of Egyptian origin. 1. With Aaron he held up Moses’ hands, in order that by the continual uplifting of the sacred staff Israel might prevail over Amalek ( Exodus 17:10; Exodus 17:12 E [Note: Elohist.] ). With Aaron he was left in charge of the people when Moses ascended the mountain ( Exodus 24:14 E [Note: Elohist.] ). 2. A Judahite, the grandfather of Bezalel ( Exodus 31:2; Exodus 35:30; Exodus 38:22 Peter). According to the Chronicler, he was descended from Perez, through Hezron and Caleb ( 1 Chronicles 2:19 f, 1 Chronicles 2:50; 1 Chronicles 4:1-4 , 2 Chronicles 1:5 ); and in Jos. [Note: Josephus.] Ant . III. ii. 4, vi. 1, he is the husband of Miriam, and identical with 1. 3. One of the kings of Midian slain after the sin at Peor ( Numbers 31:8 ); described as ‘chiefs’ of Midian, and ‘princes’ of Sihon ( Joshua 13:21 ). 4. The father of one of the twelve officers who supplied Solomon and his court with food ( 1 Kings 4:8 RV [Note: Revised Version.] ‘Ben-hur’ ) 5. The father of Rephaiah, who was a ruler of half of Jerusalem, and who helped to repair the walls ( Nehemiah 3:9 ). LXX [Note: Septuagint.] omits the name Hur.

A. H. M’Neile.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Hur'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/h/hur.html. 1909.

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