Becher

Becher [N] [H] [S]

first-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin ( Genesis 46:21 ), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that he married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his descendants were consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim ( Numbers 26:35 ; 1 Chronicles 7:20 1 Chronicles 7:21 ). They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin ( Numbers 26:38 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Becher". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Becher [N] [E] [S]

first begotten; first fruits
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Becher'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Becher [N] [E] [H]

(young or firstborn )

  1. The second son of Benjamin, according to the list in both ( Genesis 46:21 ) and 1Chr 7:6 but omitted in ( 1 Chronicles 8:1 ) (B.C. about 1690.)
  2. Son of Ephraim, ( Numbers 26:35 ) called BERED in ( 1 Chronicles 7:20 ) Same as the preceding.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Becher'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BECHER

be'-ker (bekher, "the firstborn"; compare HPN, 88):

(1) Son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6,8).

(2) Son of Ephraim whose family is called Becherites (the King James Version "Bachrites"), Numbers 26:35 (1 Chronicles 7:20 called Bered). Compare \BERED\.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BECHER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.