Seir [N] [H] [S]

rough; hairy.

  • A Horite; one of the "dukes" of Edom ( Genesis 36:20-30 ).

  • The name of a mountainous region occupied by the Edomites, extending along the eastern side of the Arabah from the south-eastern extremity of the Dead Sea to near the Akabah, or the eastern branch of the Red Sea. It was originally occupied by the Horites ( Genesis 14:6 ), who were afterwards driven out by the Edomites ( Genesis 32:3 ; Genesis 33:14 Genesis 33:16 ). It was allotted to the descendants of Esau ( Deuteronomy 2:4 Deuteronomy 2:22 ; Joshua 24:4 ; 2 Chr 20:10 ; Isaiah 21:11 ; Exek 25:8 ).

  • A mountain range (not the Edomite range, Genesis 32:3 ) lying between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab ( Joshua 15:10 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    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 Seir". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .