🔼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 is usually transliterated as Ezer and sometimes as Ezar in English Bibles. We'll call them Ezer I (אצר) and Ezer II (עזר).
🔼The name Ezer I: Summary
- From the verb אצר (asar), to store.
- From an Arabic noun that means covenant.
🔼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:
The verb אצר ('asar) means to store treasure. Noun אוצר ('osar) means treasure or treasury.
🔼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: Summary
- From the verb עזר (azar), to help or support.
🔼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:
🔼Etymology of the name Ezer II
The name Ezer comes from the verb עזר (azar), meaning to help, support:
The verb עזר ('azar), means to help or support, and is often used in military contexts, or to describe God's proverbial help. The nouns עזר ('azar) and עזרה ('ezra) both mean help. A much rarer but identically spelled noun עזרה ('azara) means enclosure and comes probably from an other root.
🔼Ezer II meaning
This version of the name Ezer means Help.