The name Ezer
There are two completely different names in the Bible that both transliterate into English as Ezer. One is the quite common name עזר (Ezer) and the other one is אצר, which should sound something like Etzer, but which is written as Ezer and sometimes as Ezar in English Bibles.
We'll call them Ezer I (אצר) and Ezer II (עזר).
The name Ezer I in the Bible
Etymology of the name Ezer I
This version of the name Ezer comes from the verb אצר (asar), meaning to store:
Ezer I meaning
The name Ezer I is a noun equal to the verb and means Treasury (Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names) or Treasure (BDB Theological Dictionary). BDB adds an Arabic equivalent meaning Covenant.
This version of the name Ezer is the only Biblical name derived from this verb.
The name Ezer II in the Bible
The name עזר (Ezer) is quite common in the Bible, but none of the Ezers became very famous and the name remains relatively unknown.
The genuine Ezers of the Bible are:
- A Judahite (1 Chronicles 4:4).
- An Ephraimite (1 Chronicles 7:21).
- A Gadite (1 Chronicles 12:9).
- A son of Jeshua (Nehemiah 3:19).
- A postexilic priest (Nehemiah 12:42).
Etymology of the name Ezer II
The name Ezer comes from the verb עזר (azar), meaning to help, support:
Ezer II meaning
This version of the name Ezer means Help.