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 ).
little; afflicted; in tribulation
(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.
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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