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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Zur

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zûr ( צוּר , cūr "rock"):

(1) A prince or chief (Numbers 25:15; Numbers 31:8 ) of Midian, father of the woman slain with Zimri by Phinehas. Joshua 13:21 describes him as one of the princes of Sihon, but the reference there is regarded as a gloss.

(2) An inhabitant of Gibeon (1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:36 ), to be connected probably, according to Curtis, with "Zeror" of 1 Samuel 9:1 .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Zur'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/z/zur.html. 1915.

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