Shur
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Shur

wall; ox; that beholds

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Shur

(a wall), a place just without the eastern border of Egypt. Shur is first mentioned in the narrative of Haggar's flight from Sarah. (Genesis 16:7) Abraham afterward "dwelled between Kadesh and Shur, and sojourned in Gerar." (Genesis 20:1) It is also called Ethami. The wilderness of Shur was entered in the Israelites after they had crossed the Red Sea. (Exodus 15:22,23) It was also called the wilderness of Etham. (Numbers 33:8) Shur may have been a territory town east of the ancient head of the Red Sea; and from its being spoken of as a limit, it was probably the last Arabian town before entering Egypt.

ATS Bible Dictionary
Shur

A city on the northeast border of Egypt, not far from the modern Suez, Genesis 16:7; 20:1; 25:18; 1 Samuel 15:7; 27:8. It gave its name to the desert between it and Canaan, towards the Mediterranean, Exodus 15:22.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
An enclosure; a wall, a part, probably, of the Arabian desert, on the north-eastern border of Egypt, giving its name to a wilderness extending from Egypt toward Philistia (Genesis 16:7; 20:1; 25:18; Exodus 15:22). The name was probably given to it from the wall (or shur) which the Egyptians built to defend their frontier on the north-east from the desert tribes. This wall or line of fortifications extended from Pelusium to Heliopolis.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SHUR

shur, shoor (shur; Sour): The name of a desert East of the Gulf of Suez. The word means a "wall," and may probably refer to the mountain wall of the Tih plateau as visible from the shore plains. In Genesis 16:7 Hagar at Kadesh (`Ain Qadis) (see 16:14) is said to have been "in the way to Shur." Abraham also lived "between Kadesh and Shur" (Genesis 20:1). The position of Shur is defined (Genesis 25:18) as being "opposite Egypt on the way to Assyria." After crossing the Red Sea (Exodus 15:4) the Hebrews entered the desert of Shur (Exodus 15:22), which extended southward a distance of three days' journey. It is again noticed (1 Samuel 15:7) as being opposite Egypt, and (1 Samuel 27:8) as near Egypt. There is thus no doubt of its situation, on the East of the Red Sea, and of the Bitter Lakes.

Brugsch, however, proposed to regard Shur ("the wall") as equivalent to the Egyptian anbu ("wall"), the name of a fortification of some kind apparently near Kantarah (see MIGDOL (2)), probably barring the entrance to Egypt on the road from Pelusium to Zoan. The extent of this "wall" is unknown, but Brugsch connects it with the wall mentioned by Diodorus Siculus (i.4) who wrote about 8 B.C., and who attributed it to Sesostris (probably Rameses II) who defended "the east side of Egypt against the irruptions of the Syrians and Arabians, by a wall drawn from Pelusium through the deserts as far as to Heliopolis, for a space of 1,500 furlongs." Heliopolis lies 90 miles (not 188) Southwest of Pelusium: this wall, if it existed at all, would have run on the edge of the desert which extends North of Wady Tumeilat from Kantarah to Tell el-Kebir; but this line, on the borders of Goshen, is evidently much too far West to have any connection with the desert of Shur East of the Gulf of Suez. See Budge, Hist. Egypt, 90; Brugsch, Egypt under the Pharaohs, abridged edition, 320.

C. R. Conder

Strong's Hebrew
7793. Shur -- a desert region Southwest of Pal. on E. border of ...
... 7792, 7793. Shur. 7794 . a desert region Southwest of Pal. on E. border of
Egypt. Transliteration: Shur Phonetic Spelling: (shoor) Short Definition: Shur. ...
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7790. shur -- perhaps enemy
... 7789, 7790. shur. 7791 . perhaps enemy. Transliteration: shur Phonetic Spelling:
(shoor) Short Definition: foes. ... 7789, 7790. shur. 7791 . Strong's Numbers
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7792. shur -- a wall
... 7791, 7792. shur. 7793 . a wall. Transliteration: shur Phonetic Spelling:
(shoor) Short Definition: walls. ... 7791, 7792. shur. 7793 . Strong's Numbers.
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7788. shur -- perhaps to travel, journey
... 7787, 7788. shur. 7789 . perhaps to travel, journey. Transliteration: shur
Phonetic Spelling: (shoor) Short Definition: carriers. ... 7787, 7788. shur. 7789 ...
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7789. shur -- to behold, regard
... 7788, 7789. shur. 7790 . to behold, regard. Transliteration: shur Phonetic
Spelling: (shoor) Short Definition: behold. ... 7788, 7789. shur. 7790 . ...
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7791. shur -- a wall
... 7790, 7791. shur. 7792 . a wall. Transliteration: shur Phonetic Spelling:
(shoor) Short Definition: wall. ... 7790, 7791. shur. 7792 . Strong's Numbers.
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51. Abishur -- "my father is a wall," an Israelite
... Abishur. Word Origin from ab and shur Definition "my father is a wall," an
Isr. NASB Word Usage Abishur (1), Abishur's (1). Abishur. ...
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7796b. shorer -- (treacherous) watcher
... (treacherous) watcher. Transliteration: shorer Short Definition: foes. Word Origin
from shur Definition (treacherous) watcher NASB Word Usage foes (5). ...
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8670. teshurah -- perhaps gift, present
... Word Origin from shur Definition perhaps gift, present NASB Word Usage present
(1). present. From shuwr in the sense of arrival; a gift -- present. ...
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8284. sharah -- a fortification, wall
... a fortification, wall. Transliteration: sharah Phonetic Spelling: (shaw-raw') Short
Definition: wall. Word Origin fem. of shur, qv. a fortification, wall ...
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Library

Chapter xx
... 1. And Abraham journeyed from thence to the land of the South Country (Negeb)
and dwelt between Kadesh and Shur; he also sojourned in Gerar. ...
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Chapter xvi
... her.". 7. But the Angel of the Lord found her by the spring of water in the
wilderness, by the fountain on the road to Shur. A singular ...
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The General Service to the Venerated and vivifying Cross.
... Moses brought Israel from the Red Sea, and they went out, into the wilderness of
Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. ...
/.../anonymous/the general menaion/chapter iii the general service.htm

Argument. --Moreover Also, from the Fact that He who was Seen of ...
... if, moreover, the angel meets with Hagar, Sarah's maid, driven from her home as
well as turned away, near the fountain of water in the way to Shur; asks and ...
/.../chapter xviii argument moreover also from.htm

Caesarea. Strato's Tower.
... When the Asmoneans had snatched away this city out of the hand of the Grecians,
the name of it was changed into "The taking of the tower Shur," as the ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 57 caesarea stratos tower.htm

Chapter xxv
... 18. They had their dwelling place (in the region) from Havilah unto Shur,
which lies east of Egypt in the direction of Assyria. ...
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Marah; Or, the Bitter Waters Sweetened
... Israel was no sooner across the Red Sea than they went three days into the wilderness
of Shur, but found no water; and on the third day, when they did arrive ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 17 1871/marah or the bitter waters.htm

Canaan
... They had their home, it is said, in the desert which extended from Shur to
Havilah. Shur was the line of fortification which defended ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter ii canaan.htm

Here Followeth the Life of Abraham
... Abraham departed from thence and went southward and dwelled between Kadesh and Shur,
and went a pilgrimage to Gerar. He said that his wife was his sister. ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/here followeth the life of.htm

The Nations of the South-East
... The larger part of northern Arabia, however, was the home of the Ishmaelites. They
lived, it is said, "from Havilah unto Shur," like the Amalekites or Bedawin. ...
/.../sayce/early israel and the surrounding nations/chapter iii the nations of.htm

Thesaurus
Shur (6 Occurrences)
... The name was probably given to it from the wall (or shur) which the Egyptians built
to defend their frontier on the north-east from the desert tribes. ...SHUR. ...
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Abi'shur (1 Occurrence)
Abi'shur. Abishur, Abi'shur. Abishur's . Multi-Version Concordance
Abi'shur (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles 2:28 And the ...
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Abi'shur's (1 Occurrence)
Abi'shur's. Abishur's, Abi'shur's. Abissei . Multi-Version
Concordance Abi'shur's (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles 2:29 ...
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Etham (4 Occurrences)
... Perhaps another name for Khetam, or "fortress," on the Shur or great wall of Egypt,
which extended from the Mediterranean to the Gulf of Suez. ...
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Bered (2 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Hail. (1.) A town in the south of Palestine
(Genesis 16:14), in the desert of Shur, near Lahai-roi. (2 ...
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Havilah (7 Occurrences)
... (3) Mentioned with Shur as one of the limits of the territory of ... Genesis 25:18 They
lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. ...
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Amalekite (12 Occurrences)
... "They dwelt in the land of the south...from Havilah until thou comest to Shur"
(Numbers 13:29; 1 Samuel 15:7). They were a pastoral, and hence a nomadic race. ...
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Abishur (2 Occurrences)
... ABISHUR. a-bi'-shur ('abhishur, "my father is a wall"): Great-grandson of
Jerahmeel and Atarah, Jerahmeel being great-grandson of Judah. ...
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Settled (112 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Genesis 20:1 Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South,
and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar. (See NAS) ...
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Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). 1 Samuel 15:7 And Saul smote the Amalekites, from Havilah as
thou goest to Shur, that is in front of Egypt. (See RSV). ...
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Concordance
Shur (6 Occurrences)

Genesis 16:7
The angel of Yahweh found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 20:1
Abraham traveled from there toward the land of the South, and lived between Kadesh and Shur. He lived as a foreigner in Gerar.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Genesis 25:18
They lived from Havilah to Shur that is before Egypt, as you go toward Assyria. He lived opposite all his relatives.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Exodus 15:22
Moses led Israel onward from the Red Sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 15:7
Saul struck the Amalekites, from Havilah as you go to Shur, that is before Egypt.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 27:8
David and his men went up, and made a raid on the Geshurites, and the Girzites, and the Amalekites; for those nations were the inhabitants of the land, who were of old, as you go to Shur, even to the land of Egypt.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Subtopics

Shur

Shur: A Wilderness Southwest of Palestine

Related Terms

Abi'shur (1 Occurrence)

Abi'shur's (1 Occurrence)

Etham (4 Occurrences)

Bered (2 Occurrences)

Havilah (7 Occurrences)

Amalekite (12 Occurrences)

Abishur (2 Occurrences)

Settled (112 Occurrences)

Amal'ekites (24 Occurrences)

Hav'ilah (6 Occurrences)

Traveled (104 Occurrences)

Goest (79 Occurrences)

Wilderness (304 Occurrences)

Amalekites (36 Occurrences)

Comest (50 Occurrences)

Dwelt (307 Occurrences)

Asshur (133 Occurrences)

Amalek (35 Occurrences)

Exodus (2 Occurrences)

Wanderings (7 Occurrences)

Hagar (15 Occurrences)

Opposite (137 Occurrences)

Kadash (1 Occurrence)

Onward (25 Occurrences)

Journeyeth (9 Occurrences)

Journeyed (111 Occurrences)

Gizrites (1 Occurrence)

Geshur (11 Occurrences)

Gesh'urites (6 Occurrences)

Geshurite (4 Occurrences)

Gerzites (1 Occurrence)

Girzites (1 Occurrence)

Gerizite (1 Occurrence)

Gerar (10 Occurrences)

Gezrites (1 Occurrence)

Geshurites (6 Occurrences)

Gir'zites (1 Occurrence)

Invaded (20 Occurrences)

Foreigner (99 Occurrences)

Findeth (66 Occurrences)

Telam (1 Occurrence)

Raids (4 Occurrences)

Raid (15 Occurrences)

Raided (6 Occurrences)

Extending (15 Occurrences)

Defiance (9 Occurrences)

Dwelled (5 Occurrences)

Migdol (6 Occurrences)

Push (23 Occurrences)

Paran (11 Occurrences)

Border (233 Occurrences)

Beerlahairoi (1 Occurrence)

Beer-lahai-roi (3 Occurrences)

Abissei

Assur (2 Occurrences)

Abishur's (1 Occurrence)

Sherghat

Shuppites (1 Occurrence)

Sojourned (20 Occurrences)

Sojourneth (27 Occurrences)

Relatives (132 Occurrences)

Area (66 Occurrences)

Attacks (45 Occurrences)

Direction (128 Occurrences)

Road (155 Occurrences)

Kadesh (30 Occurrences)

Shushan (19 Occurrences)

Dwelleth (142 Occurrences)

Waste (668 Occurrences)

Abode (112 Occurrences)

Desert (322 Occurrences)

Settle (63 Occurrences)

Fountain (57 Occurrences)

Causeth (209 Occurrences)

Spring (122 Occurrences)

Finding (57 Occurrences)

Saul (371 Occurrences)

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