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Meaning: father of help; i.e., “helpful.”

The name of three biblical men:

  1. the second of the three sons of Hammoleketh, the sister of Gilead

    He was the grandson of Manasseh (1 Chr. 7:18). From his family, Gideon sprang (Josh. 17:2; compare Judg. 6:34; 8:2). He was also called Jeezer (Num. 26:30).

  2. one of David’s thirty warriors (2 Sam. 23:27; compare 1 Chr. 27:12)

  3. the prince of the tribe of Dan at the Exodus (Num. 1:12)