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Bible Lexicons

Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #1221 - בֶּצֶר

Transliteration
betser
Phonetics
beh'-tser
Origin
the same as (H1220)
Parts of Speech
Proper Name, Masculine
Proper Name, Location
TWOT
None
Definition
Brown-Driver-Briggs'

Bezer = “gold ore” or “remote fortress”

1) son of Zophah, one of the heads of the houses of Asher (noun proper masculine)

2) a city of refuge in Reuben in the downs on the east of the Jordan (noun proper locative)

Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
KJV (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
NAS (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
HCS (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
BSB (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
ESV (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
WEB (5)
Deuteronomy
1
Joshua
2
1 Chronicles
2
Verse Results
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

בֶּצֶר m.

(1)  ore of gold and silver (Gold= und Silber= Grz), the metal in a rude state, as it is dug out from mines, or cut out; so called from cutting or breaking (Ps. 76:13 ), like the Arab. تِبْرُ native gold or silver before it has been wrought by fire or the hammer, قِبْرَةُ n. unit. a particle of such gold, from تبر i.q. שָׁבַר II. to break, VIII. to be cut off, broken off. Comp. Germ. brechen, the word used by workers of metals of digging them. Job 22:24, שִׁית עַל־עָפָר בֶּצֶר “lay precious metals on the dust.” In the other hemist. gold of Ophir. Pl. verse 25 Job 22:25, וְהָיָה שַׁדַּי בְּצָרֶיךָ “and the Almighty shall be to thee as precious metals;” in the other hemist. כֶּסֶף תּוֹעָפוֹת. Also בְּצַר in pause בְּצָר Job 36:19, which has the same meaning. I have defended this excellent explanation of this obscure word out of Abulwalid more at length in Thes. p. 230, where see. Winer regards it to be a particle of native gold or silver, called from being cut off; compare تِبْرَةُ a particle of gold. But this learned man appears to have overlooked that the notion of particle does not spring from the root, but from تِبْرَةُ being a noun of unity. So from ذَهَبُ gold is ذَهَبَةُ a particle and piece of gold, from تِبْنُ straw, تِبْنَةُ a piece of straw; however these feminine forms do not always signify a part or particle.

(2) [Bezer], pr.n.

(a) of a Levitical town in the tribe of Reuben, which was one of the cities of refuge, Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8, 21:36. Vulg. Bosor.

(b) m. 1 Chronicles 7:37.

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List of Word Forms
בֶּ֖צֶר בֶּ֣צֶר בֶּ֥צֶר בֶּ֧צֶר בצר be·ṣer beṣer Betzer
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2022. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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