🔼The name Ahiezer in the Bible
There are two men named Ahiezer in the Bible:
- The first Ahiezer we meet is a tribe leader and a son of Ammishaddai of Dan. This Ahiezer helps Moses and Aaron perform the first census of Israel (Numbers 1:12).
- The second Ahiezer mentioned in the Bible is a son of Shemaah the Gibeathite and the leader of the mighty-men who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:3).
🔼Etymology of the name Ahiezer
The name Ahiezer consists of two elements. The first part is the common Hebrew word אח (ah), meaning brother:
The second part of our name Ahiezer comes from the root עזר (azar), meaning to help or support:
For a meaning of the name Ahiezer, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Brother Is Help. Alfred Jones (Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) interprets as Brother Of Help. BDB Theological Dictionary proposes My Brother Is Help.