Abiezer

Abie'zer (Heb. id., אֲבַיעֶזֶר, father of help, i.e. helpful; Sept. 'Αβιέζερ), the name of two men.

1. The second of the three sons of Hammoleketh, sister of Gilead, grandson of Manasseh (1Ch 7:18). B.C. cir. 1618. He became the founder of a family that settled beyond the Jordan [ SEE OPHRAH ], from which Gideon sprang (Jos 7:2), and which bore this name as a patronymic (Jg 6:34), a circumstance that is beautifully alluded to in Gideon's delicate reply to the jealous Ephraimites (Jg 8:2). SEE ABIEZRITE. He is elsewhere called JEEZER SEE JEEZER , and his descendants Jeezerites (Nu 26:30).

2. A native of Anathoth, one of David's thirty chief warriors (2Sa 23:27; 1Ch 11:28), B.C. 1053. He was afterward appointed captain of the ninth contingent of troops from the Benjamites (1Ch 27:12), B.C. 1014. SEE DAVID.

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