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Zur meaning

צור
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🔼The name Zur in the Bible

In the Bible the name Zur is applied to two men and one city:

  • Zur is the father of the Midianite woman Cozbi, who, together with Zimri became the personification of sexual transgression during the Peor incident (Numbers 25:15).
  • The other Zur is a man from Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:30).
  • The town we know as Tyre is called Zur in Hebrew.

🔼Etymology of the name Zur

The name Zur has to do with a group of five different roots that are all spelled the same: צור (sur). These roots all have different linguistic sources but were perhaps readily incorporated into the Hebrew language due to similar or related meanings, more or less:

🔼Zur meaning

BDB Theological Dictionary, NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names agree: The name Zur means Rock.

A Greek name with a similar meanings is Peter.

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