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Meaning: a gift, or in evil

The name of three biblical men…

  1. One of Asher’s four sons, and father of Heber (Genesis 46:17).

  2. A son of Ephraim (1 Chr. 7:20-23), born after the slaughter of his brothers, and so called by his father “because it went evil with his house” at that time.

  3. A Benjamite who with his brother Shema founded Ajalon and expelled the Gittites (1 Chr. 8:13).