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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #02354 - חוּר
Hur = “hole”
1) a chief assistant to Moses and Aaron
2) grandfather of Bezaleel, the chief artificer of the tabernacle; possibly the same as 1 above
3) the 4th of the 5 kings of Midian who were slain with Balaam after Peor
4) father of Rephaiah in the time of Nehemiah
5) father of Ben-Hur who was commissariat officer for Solomon in Mount Ephraim
חוּר an unused root, the meaning of which was that of hollowing, boring, as shewn by the derivatives חוֹר, חוּר No. II, a hole, a cavern, and the proper names חֹרִי, חַוְרָן; compare some of the derivatives of the root خار, as خَوْرَانُ foramen ani, خَوْرُ the mouth of a river, bay of the sea. Kindred roots are כּוּר and غَارَ; whence מְעוּרָה, مَغَارَةُ, غَارُ a cavern.
I. חוּר & חֻר m. white and fine linen, from the root חָוַר. LXX. βύσσος. Esther 1:6, 8:15.
II. חוּר m.
(1) i.q. חוֹר No. II, a hole, as that of a viper, Isaiah 11:8 used of an abominable subterranean prison (Germ. Loch), Isaiah 42:22. Root חוּר No. II.
(2) [Hur], pr.n. of several men
(a) of a Midianite king, Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21.
(b) of the husband of Miriam, the sister of Moses, [on what authority does this description of Hur rest?], Exodus 17:10, 24:14.
(c) 1 Chronicles 2:19, 50 1 Chronicles 2:50, 4:1, 1 Chronicles 4:4 compare 1 Chronicles 2:20; Exodus 31:2.
(d) Nehemiah 3:9.
(e) 1 Kings 4:8.
I. חוֹר i.q. חוּר No. I, white linen. Pl. חֹרַי (poet. for חֹרִים) cloths of linen or byssus, Isaiah 19:9. Allied to this are Arab. حَرِيرُ white silk, Ethiopic ሐሪር፡ cotton, according to Ludolf. Lex. Ethiop. page 36. Root חָוַר.
II. חוֹר m.
(1) a hole, 2 Kings 12:10 used of a window, [Is not this rather, a hole in a door?], Song of Solomon 5:4 of the cavity of the eye, Zechariah 14:12.
(2) a cavern, Job 30:6; 1 Samuel 14:11 of a den of wild beasts, Nahum 2:13. Root חוּר.
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