Ashur

Ash'ur (Heb. Ashchur', אִשׁחוּר, perh. black, otherwise man of nobility; Sept. Α᾿σχώ v. r. Α᾿σδώδ, and Α᾿σούρ v. r. Α᾿χούρ), a posthumous son of Hezron (grandson of Judah), by one of his wives (the daughter of Machir), Abiah (1Ch 2:24). He had several sons by each of his two wives (1Ch 4:5), and through these he is called (in both passages) the " father" (founder) of Tekoa, which appears to have been the place of their eventual settlement. B.C. cit. 1658. Schwarz suggests (Palest. p. 119) that the name may be connected with the Beth-Zacharias (q.v.) of Josephus (War, i, 1, 5); but this lies at some distance from Tekoa. SEE ASSHUR.

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