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Assir

ASSIR

as'-er (accir, "captive"):

(1) A Levite of the family of Korah (Exodus 6:24; 1 Chronicles 6:22).

(2) A son of Ebiasaph and grandson of Assir. Samuel was descended from him (1 Chronicles 6:23).

(3) A son of Jeconiah, king of Judah, according to the King James Version and the Revised Version, margin and the American Revised Version, margin. It is a question whether the Assir of this passage (1 Chronicles 3:17) is not a common adjective modifying Jeconiah. The the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American) render it "the captive." It is to be noticed, however, that there is no definite article in the Hebrew.


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