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Zair

Zair [N] [H] [S]

little, a place probably east of the Dead Sea, where Joram discomfited the host of Edom who had revolted from him ( 2 Kings 8:21 ).

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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 Zair". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Zair [N] [E] [S]

little; afflicted; in tribulation
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Bibliography Information

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

Zair [N] [E] [H]

(small ), a place named in ( 2 Kings 8:21 ) only, in the account of Jorams expedition against the Edomites. It has been conjectured that Zair is identical with Zoar.


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

ZAIR

za'-ir (tsa`ir; Zeior):

When he invaded Edom, we are told that Joram passed over to Zair and all his chariots with him (2 Kings 8:21). In the parallel passage (2 Chronicles 21:9), "with his captains" (`im sarayw) takes the place of "to Zair" (tsa`irah), probably a copyist's corruption. The place has not been identified. Some have thought that Mt. Seir is intended; others that it means the town of Zoar. Conder suggested ez-Zuweirah, Southeast of the Dead Sea. If Zoar lay in this direction, it is the way by which an invading army might enter Edom.


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