Seir
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Seir

Seirath, hairy; goat; demon; tempest

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Seir

(hairy, Shaggy),

  1. We have both "land of Seir," (Genesis 32:3; 36:50) and "Mount Seir." (Genesis 14:6) It is the original name of the mountain range extending along the east side of the valley of Arabah, from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic, Golf. The Horites appear to have been the chief of the aboriginal inhabitants, (Genesis 36:20) but it was ever afterward the possession of the Edomites, the descendants of Esau. The Mount Seir of the: Bible extended much farther south than the modern province, as is shown by the words of (2:1-8) It had the Arabah on the west, vs. 1 and 8; it extended as far south as the head of the Gulf of Akabah, ver. 8; its eastern border ran along the base of the mountain range where the plateau of Arabia begins. Its northern, order is not so accurately determined. There is a line of "naked" white hills or cliffs which run across the great valley about eight miles south of the Dead Sea, the highest eminence being Mount Hor, which is 4800 feet high.
  2. Mount Seir, an entirely different place from the foregoing; one of the landmarks on the north boundary of the territory of Judah. (Joshua 15:10) only. It lay westward of Kirjath-jearim, and between it and Beth-shemesh. If Kuriel el-Enab be the former and Ain-shems the latter of these two, then Mount Seir cannot fail to be the ridge which lies between the Wady Aly and the Wady Ghurab . In a pass of this ridge is the modern village of Seir.
ATS Bible Dictionary
Seir

1. A mountain of Judah, near Kirjath-jearim, Joshua 15:10.

2. A Horite, one of the primitive rulers of the country south and southeast of the Dead Sea, Genesis 36:20 De 2:12.

3. A mountainous tract lying between the southern extremity of the Dead Sea and the eastern gulf of the Red Sea. Mount Hor formed part of Seir, and is the only part that retains its original name. See IDUMEA.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Rough; hairy.

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

(2.) 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; 33:14, 16). It was allotted to the descendants of Esau (Deuteronomy 2:4, 22; Joshua 24:4; 2 Chronicles 20:10; Isaiah 21:11; Ezek. 25:8).

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

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SEIR

se'-ir:

(1) (har se'-ir, "Mt. Seir" (Genesis 14:6, etc.), 'erets se`-ir (Genesis 32:3, etc.); to oros See ir, ge See ir): In Genesis 32:3 "the land of Seir" is equated with "the field of Edom." The Mount and the Land of Seir are alternative appellations of the mountainous tract which runs along the eastern side of the Arabah, occupied by the descendants of Esau, who succeeded the ancient Horites (Genesis 14:6; Genesis 36:20), "cave-dwellers," in possession. For a description of the land see EDOM.

(2) (har se`ir; Codex Vaticanus Assar; Codex Alexandrinus See ir): A landmark on the boundary of Judah (Joshua 15:10), not far from Kiriath-jearim and Chesalon. The name means "shaggy," and probably here denoted a wooded height. It may be that part of the range which runs Northeast from Saris by Karyat el-`Anab and Biddu to the plateau of el-Jib. Traces of an ancient forest are still to be seen here.

W. Ewing

Strong's Hebrew
8165. Seir -- a mountain range in Edom, also its inhab., also a ...
... Seir. 8166 . a mountain range in Edom, also its inhab., also a mountain in Judah.
Transliteration: Seir Phonetic Spelling: (say-eer') Short Definition: Seir. ...
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3877. Lotan -- a son of Seir
... 3876, 3877. Lotan. 3878 . a son of Seir. Transliteration: Lotan Phonetic
Spelling: (lo-tawn') Short Definition: Lotan. Word Origin ...
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2190. Zaavan -- a descendant of Seir
... Zaavan. 2191 . a descendant of Seir. Transliteration: Zaavan Phonetic Spelling:
(zah-av-awn') Short Definition: Zaavan. ... of Seir NASB Word Usage Zaavan (2). ...
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4506a. Manachath -- a descendant of Seir the Horite
... Manachath. 4506b . a descendant of Seir the Horite. Transliteration: Manachath
Short Definition: Manahath. ... of Seir the Horite NASB Word Usage Manahath (2). ...
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4506. Manachath -- a descendant of Seir the Horite
... Manachath. 4506a . a descendant of Seir the Horite. Transliteration: Manachath
Phonetic Spelling: (maw-nakh'-ath) Short Definition: Manahath. Manahath ...
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Library

Chapter xxxii
... the angels. 3-5. And Jacob sent messengers on in advance to Esau, his brother,
to the land of Seir, the region of Edom. And he gave ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxii.htm

Chapter xxxvi
... The outline of the contents of the chapter runs thus: (1) Esau's wives and children
and their settlement in Seir (v. Genesis 36:1-8); (2) Esau's descendants (v ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxvi.htm

Chapter xxxiii
... servant, and I shall drive along at my leisure at a gait suited to the cattle before
me and at a gait suited to the children, until I come to my lord to Seir. ...
/.../leupold/exposition of genesis volume 1/chapter xxxiii.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... South of Moab were the rugged and barren mountains of Seir, the seat of the kingdom
of Edom. ... The title was one which well befitted the red cliffs of Seir. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

The Power of Ambition.
... South of the Dead Sea, bounded by the rocky desert on the east and the hot barren
Arabah on the west, extends the wild picturesque range of Mount Seir. ...
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From Sinai to Kadesh.
... Seir (Deut.33:3; Judg.5:4-5). Several points have been put forward as the probable
site, but there can not now be any certainty as to the exact location. ...
/.../tidwell/the bible period by period/chapter vi from sinai to.htm

Jehoshaphat
... "And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom Thou wouldest
not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 15 jehoshaphat.htm

The Providence of God
... When the people of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir came against Judah, God
set the enemy one against another. The children of Ammon ...
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Chapter xiv
... Rephaim at Ashteroth-Qarnayim and the Zuzim at Ham and the Emim in the plain of
Qiryathayim; and the Horites in their mountains, namely those of Seir, as far ...
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Book 1 Footnotes:
... observes here. [31] For Seir in Josephus, the coherence requires that we
read Esau or Seir, which signify the same thing. [32] The ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 1 footnotes .htm

Thesaurus
Seir (38 Occurrences)
... Wady Ghurab (Joshua 15:10). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SEIR. se'-ir:
(1) (har se'-ir, "Mt. Seir" (Genesis 14:6, etc.), 'erets ...
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Se'ir (36 Occurrences)
Se'ir. Seir, Se'ir. Seirah . ... Se'ir (36 Occurrences). Genesis 14:6 and the Horites
in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness. (See RSV). ...
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Horite (4 Occurrences)
... HORITE; HORIM. ho'-rit, ho'-rim (chori, chorim; Chorraioi): Denoted the inhabitants
of Mt. Seir before its occupation by the Edomites (Deuteronomy 2:12). ...Seir. ...
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Anah (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Speech. (1.) One of the sons of Seir, and head of an Idumean
tribe, called a Horite, as in course of time all the branches of this ...
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Horites (6 Occurrences)
... which abounded in Edom. Their ancestor was "Seir," who probably gave his
name to the district where he lived. They were a branch ...
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Horim (2 Occurrences)
... HORITE; HORIM. ho'-rit, ho'-rim (chori, chorim; Chorraioi): Denoted the inhabitants
of Mt. Seir before its occupation by the Edomites (Deuteronomy 2:12). ...Seir. ...
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Dishan (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Antelope, the youngest son of Seir the Horite, head
of one of the tribes of Idumaea (Genesis 36:21, 28, 30). Int. ...
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Lotan (5 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Coverer, one of the sons of Seir, the Horite (Genesis
36:20, 29). Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LOTAN. ...
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Ezer (10 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Treasure. (1.) One of the sons of Seir, the native princes,
"dukes," of Mount Hor (Genesis 36:21, 27). (2.) 1 Chronicles 7:21; ...
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Dishon (7 Occurrences)
... di'-shan, di'-shon (dishan, dishon, "antelope," "pygarg"): A Horite clan, mentioned
as the youngest "son" and elsewhere as the "grandson" of Seir. ...
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Concordance
Seir (38 Occurrences)

Genesis 14:6
and the Horites in their Mount Seir, to Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 32:3
Jacob sent messengers in front of him to Esau, his brother, to the land of Seir, the field of Edom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 33:14
Please let my lord pass over before his servant, and I will lead on gently, according to the pace of the livestock that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord to Seir."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 33:16
So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:8
Esau lived in the hill country of Seir. Esau is Edom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:9
This is the history of the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in the hill country of Seir:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:20
These are the sons of Seir the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:21
Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These are the chiefs who came of the Horites, the children of Seir in the land of Edom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Genesis 36:30
chief Dishon, chief Ezer, and chief Dishan: these are the chiefs who came of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Numbers 24:18
Edom shall be a possession. Seir, his enemies, also shall be a possession, while Israel does valiantly.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 1:2
It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 1:44
The Amorites, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:1
Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:4
Command the people, saying,'You are to pass through the border of your brothers the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you: take good heed to yourselves therefore;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:5
don't contend with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on; because I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:8
So we passed by from our brothers the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion Geber. We turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:12
The Horites also lived in Seir before, but the children of Esau succeeded them; and they destroyed them from before them, and lived in their place; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which Yahweh gave to them.)
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:22
as he did for the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them; and they succeeded them, and lived in their place even to this day:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 2:29
as the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did to me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which Yahweh our God gives us."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Deuteronomy 33:2
He said, "Yahweh came from Sinai, And rose from Seir to them. He shone forth from Mount Paran. He came from the ten thousands of holy ones. At his right hand was a fiery law for them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 11:17
from Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir, even to Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon under Mount Hermon. He took all their kings, struck them, and put them to death.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 12:7
These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the children of Israel struck beyond the Jordan westward, from Baal Gad in the valley of Lebanon even to Mount Halak, that goes up to Seir. Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 15:10
and the border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, and passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (the same is Chesalon), and went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed along by Timnah;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Joshua 24:4
I gave to Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave to Esau Mount Seir, to possess it. Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Judges 5:4
"Yahweh, when you went forth out of Seir, when you marched out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, the sky also dropped. Yes, the clouds dropped water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 1:38
The sons of Seir: Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 4:42
Some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to Mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:10
Now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir, whom you would not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned aside from them, and didn't destroy them;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:22
When they began to sing and to praise, Yahweh set ambushers against the children of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were struck.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 20:23
For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir, utterly to kill and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, everyone helped to destroy another.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:11
Amaziah took courage, and led forth his people, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck of the children of Seir ten thousand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:14
Now it happened, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense to them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Isaiah 21:11
The burden of Dumah. One calls to me out of Seir, "Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 25:8
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Moab and Seir say, Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 35:2
Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 35:3
and tell it, Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will make you a desolation and an astonishment.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 35:7
Thus will I make Mount Seir an astonishment and a desolation; and I will cut off from it him who passes through and him who returns.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Ezekiel 35:15
As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do to you: you shall be desolate, Mount Seir, and all Edom, even all of it; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Seir

Seir: A Horite Chief

Seir: A Range of Hills Southwest of the Dead Sea

Seir: A Range of Hills Southwest of the Dead Sea: Along the Route from Horeb to Kadesh-Barnea

Seir: A Range of Hills Southwest of the Dead Sea: Originally Inhabited by Horites

Seir: A Range of Hills Southwest of the Dead Sea: The People of Israel Travel By

Seir: A Range of Hills Southwest of the Dead Sea: The Southern Boundary of the Conquests of Joshua

Seir: Later Inhabited by the Descendants of Esau After They Destroyed the Horim People

Related Terms

Se'ir (36 Occurrences)

Horite (4 Occurrences)

Anah (10 Occurrences)

Horites (6 Occurrences)

Horim (2 Occurrences)

Dishan (5 Occurrences)

Lotan (5 Occurrences)

Ezer (10 Occurrences)

Dishon (7 Occurrences)

Shobal (9 Occurrences)

Edomites (22 Occurrences)

Zibeon (7 Occurrences)

Dispossessed (42 Occurrences)

Slaughtering (14 Occurrences)

Halak (2 Occurrences)

Hor (14 Occurrences)

Esau (89 Occurrences)

Overcame (84 Occurrences)

Settled (112 Occurrences)

Zib'eon (7 Occurrences)

Kadeshbarnea (9 Occurrences)

Kadesh-barnea (9 Occurrences)

Westward (35 Occurrences)

Ishi (5 Occurrences)

Finishing (17 Occurrences)

Rises (56 Occurrences)

Exterminate (8 Occurrences)

E'domites (13 Occurrences)

Everyman's (1 Occurrence)

Dispossess (44 Occurrences)

Dukes (14 Occurrences)

Mountain-land (2 Occurrences)

Manahath (3 Occurrences)

Baal-gad (3 Occurrences)

Baalgad (3 Occurrences)

Ba'al-gad (3 Occurrences)

Compassed (52 Occurrences)

Conquered (20 Occurrences)

Chiefs (227 Occurrences)

Annihilate (8 Occurrences)

Arabia (9 Occurrences)

Aran (2 Occurrences)

Succeeded (81 Occurrences)

Smooth (39 Occurrences)

Paran (11 Occurrences)

Horims (2 Occurrences)

Ebal (8 Occurrences)

Arabah (32 Occurrences)

Stead (117 Occurrences)

Amazi'ah (37 Occurrences)

Edom (108 Occurrences)

Dwelt (307 Occurrences)

Divisions (92 Occurrences)

Devote (36 Occurrences)

Descended (64 Occurrences)

Drove (89 Occurrences)

Destroyed (377 Occurrences)

Kadesh (30 Occurrences)

Helped (64 Occurrences)

Destroying (64 Occurrences)

Driving (144 Occurrences)

Mount (311 Occurrences)

Ammon (100 Occurrences)

Astonishment (51 Occurrences)

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West (110 Occurrences)

Passes (74 Occurrences)

Road (155 Occurrences)

Baal (94 Occurrences)

Neighbour (139 Occurrences)

Amaziah (41 Occurrences)

Defeated (88 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Moab (162 Occurrences)

Lebanon (66 Occurrences)

Past (200 Occurrences)

Descendants (326 Occurrences)

Smote (281 Occurrences)

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