Hebrew: חוּר —transliteration: Chur
Meaning: a hole, as of a viper hole or a cavern, etc.; noble; splendor; white
This name appears 15 times in 15 verses in the Bible.
Hur ben Caleb
This Hur is a son of Caleb (1 Chronicles 2:19; 2:50; 4:1; 4:4; compare 2 Chronicles 1:5).
He is a grandfather Bezaleel (Exodus 31:2; 35:30; 1 Chronicles 2:19) (son of Uri), the artisan in charge of the Tabernacle’s construction (Exodus 38:22; 1 Chronicles 2:19; 2:50; 2 Chronicles 1:5).
Hur, brother-in-law of Moses
This Hur is the husband of Miriam, Moses’ sister (Exodus 17:10-12).
He and Aaron were in charge of the people when Moses was absent on Mt. Sinai (Exodus 24:14).
Inorder to defeat the soliders of Amalek during a battle, he held up one of Moses’ hands at Rephidim (Exodus 17:10-12).
Prince Hur, a Midianite
This Hur is 1 of 5 princes/kings of Midian who were defeated and slain by the Israelites under the command of Phinehas (Numbers 31:8; Joshua 13:21).
The other kings were Evi, Rekem, Zur, and Reba.
Hur, father of Ben-Hur—one of King Solomon’s leaders
See: 1 Kings 4:8 and Ben-Hur
Hur ben Judah
This Hur is a son of Judah.
Hur, father of the leader Rephaiah
This Hur is one of the men in Nehemiah’s time who assisted in the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 3:9).
His son Rephaiah was ruler of half of Jerusalem.
Article Version: July 27, 2021