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Massa

Massa [N] [H] [S]

a lifting up, gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of an Arabian tribe ( Genesis 25:14 ); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia.

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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.

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

Bibliography Information

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

Massa [N] [E] [S]

a burden; prophecy
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Massa [N] [E] [H]

(burden ), a son of Ishmael. ( Genesis 26:14 ; 1 Chronicles 1:30 ) His descendants were not improbably the Masani , placed by Ptolemy in the east of Arabia, near the borders of Babylonia.


[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 'Massa'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MASSA

mas'-a (massa', "burden"):

Descendant of Abraham through Ishmael (Genesis 25:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30). His people may be the Masani of Ptolemy, having Eastern Arabia near Babylon as their habitat. The marginal reading of the heading to Proverbs 31 mentions Lemuel as king of Massa. If that reading is accepted, it would seem that a tribe and probably a place were named from Ishmael's descendant. The reading is doubtful, however, for where the phrase recurs in Proverbs 30 (Revised Version (British and American)) it appears to be a gloss.


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