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ABIEZER (‘father is help’). 1 . The name occurs also in the abbreviated form Jezer . He is called the son of Hammolecheth, sister of Machir, the son of Manasseh ( 1 Chronicles 7:18 ). His descendants formed one of the smallest clans belonging to the Gileadite branch of the tribe of Manasseh, the best known member of which was Gideon. According to Judges 6:24 ; Judges 8:32 , the Abiezrites were settled at Ophrah; they were the first to obey the summons of Joshua to fight against the Midianites. 2 . An Anathothite, one of David’s thirty-seven chief heroes, who had command of the army during the ninth month ( 2 Samuel 23:27 , 1 Chronicles 27:12 ).

W. O. E. Oestenley.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Abiezer'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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