Zur (Heb. Tsur, צוּר, a rock, being substantially the same as the Heb. name of Tyre [q.v.]; Sept. Σούρ v.r. Ι᾿σούρ; Vulg. Sur), the name of two men.

1. Third named of the five princes of Midian who were slain by the Israelites when Balaam fell (Nu 31:8). B.C. 1618. His daughter Cozbi was killed by Phinehas, together with: her paramour Zimri, the Simeonitish chieftain (Nu 25:15).. He appears to have been in some way subject to Sihon king of the Amorites (Jos 13:21).

2. Second named of the eight sons of Jehiel (the founder of Gibeon) by his wife Maachah (1Ch 8:30; 1Ch 9:36). B.C. post 1612.

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