Ben

Ben [N] [S]

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

Ben [N] [H]

(son ), a Levite, one of the porters appointed by David for the ark. ( 1 Chronicles 15:18 )


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
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Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Ben'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

BEN

ben (ben, "son"):

A Levite appointed to assist as musician in the temple service (1 Chronicles 15:18). The text seems to be doubtful, since the name is omitted in 1 Chronicles 15:20 and not mentioned at all in the Septuagint.


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

BEN-

Ben (prefix) (singular ben, "son of"; plural bene, "sons of" = Aramaic bar):

This word is used in the singular or plural to express relationship of almost any kind:

(1) to a person; as such it is found as part of many compound names like Benjamin, Benhur, etc. (compare Bar);

(2) to a clan; in this connection it is found in the plural only:

"children of Israel," "children of Ammon," etc.;

(3) to a town; perhaps as place of birth ("son of Jabesh"; 2 Kings 15:10);

(4) to occupation, state of life, age, character, quality even of things;

(5) peculiarly employed in the sense of "scholar disciple" ("son of prophet"), or in phrases like "son of death," etc.;

(6) in poetry, "sons of flame" for "sparks" (Job 5:7 margin), etc. The frequent metaphorical use of the word indicates that it was rarely used to express the relation of father to son like the Arabic Ibn. Compare HPN, 64.

A. L. Breslich


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'BEN-'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.