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(Heb. Tsur, צוּר , a rock, being substantially the same as the Heb. name of Tyre [q.v.]; Sept. Σούρ v.r. Ι᾿σούρ; Vulg. Sur), the name of two men.

1. Third named of the five princes of Midian who were slain by the Israelites when Balaam fell (Numbers 31:8). B.C. 1618. His daughter Cozbi was killed by Phinehas, together with: her paramour Zimri, the Simeonitish chieftain (Numbers 25:15).. He appears to have been in some way subject to Sihon king of the Amorites (Joshua 13:21).

2. Second named of the eight sons of Jehiel (the founder of Gibeon) by his wife Maachah (1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:36). B.C. post 1612.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Zur'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/z/zur.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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