Hez'ron (Heb. Chetsron', הֶצרוֹן, enclosed [Gesen.] or blooming [Furst]; Sept. Α᾿σρών, Α᾿σερών), the name of two men, and also of a place.
1. The third son of Reuben (Ge 46:9; Ex 6:14; 1Ch 4:1; 1Ch 5:3). His descendants were called HEZRONITES (Chetsroni', חֶצרֹנַי, Sept. Α᾿σρωνί, Nu 26:6,21). B.C. 1874.
2. The oldest of the two sons of Pharez and grandson of Judah (Ge 46:12; Ru 4:18-19; 1Ch 2:5,9,18,21,24-25); called ESROM (Ε᾿σρώμ) in Mt 1:3. B.C. 1856.
3. A place on the southern boundary of Judah, west of Kadesh-Barnea, and between that and Adar (Jos 15:3); otherwise called HAZOR (ver. 25). The punctuation and enumeration, however, require us to connect the associated names thus: Kerioth-hezron = Hazoranam. SEE HAZOR.