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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Zerah, 1

Ze´rah (a rising), son of Judah and Tamar, and younger but twin brother of Pharez (; ).

Zerah, 2

Zerah, son of Reuel and grandson of Esau (; ).

Zerah, 3

Zerah, son of Simeon and founder of a family in Israel (). He is called Zohar in : his descendants are called Zarhites in ; .

Zerah, 4

Zerah, the Cushite king or leader who invaded Judah in the tenth year of King Asa (B.C. 941), with an army of 'a thousand thousands' (i.e. very many thousands) of men, and three hundred chariots. Asa defeated them in the valley of Zephathah at Mareshah, utterly routed them, pursued them to Gerar, and carried back much plunder from that neighborhood. We are left uncertain as to the country from which Zerah came, and no conjecture has yet been made which is without serious difficulties.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Zerah'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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