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Lexicon :: Strong's H6557 - pereṣ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
The same as פֶּרֶץ (H6556)
Strong’s Definitions

פֶּרֶץ Perets, peh'-rets; the same as H6556; Perets, the name of two Israelites:—Perez, Pharez.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x

The KJV translates Strong's H6557 in the following manner: Pharez (12x), Perez (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 15x
The KJV translates Strong's H6557 in the following manner: Pharez (12x), Perez (3x).
  1. Perez or Pharez = "breach"

    1. twin son with Zarah of Judah by Tamar and ancestor of two families of Judah, the Hezronites and Hamulites; from the Hezronites came the royal line of David and Christ

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
פֶּרֶץ Perets, peh'-rets; the same as H6556; Perets, the name of two Israelites:—Perez, Pharez.
STRONGS H6557: Abbreviations
† II. פֶ֫רֶץ proper name
1. masculine son of Judah and Tamar, φαρες; — פ׳ Genesis 46:12 +, מָּ֑רֶץ Genesis 38:29 3 times; — Genesis 38:29; Genesis 46:12 (twice in verse); Numbers 26:20, Numbers 26:21; Ruth 4:12, Ruth 4:18 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 2:4, 1 Chronicles 2:5; 1 Chronicles 4:1; 1 Chronicles 9:4; 1 Chronicles 27:3; Nehemiah 11:4, Nehemiah 11:6
2. location in
a. עֻזָּה פ׳ near Jerusalem [H6560 2 Samuel 6:8 = 1 Chronicles 13:11]
b. פְּרָצִים הַר [H6559 Isaiah 28:21], perhaps = בַּעַל פ׳ which see H1188. — compare H7428 פָּ֑רֶץ רִמֹּן.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


38:29; 38:29; 46:12; 46:12


26:20; 26:21


4:12; 4:18

1 Chronicles

2:4; 2:5; 4:1; 9:4; 27:3


11:4; 11:6


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H6557 matches the Hebrew פֶּרֶץ (pereṣ),
which occurs 15 times in 13 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 38:29 - And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. H6557
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 46:12 - And the sons of Judah; Er, and Onan, and Shelah, and Pharez, H6557 and Zerah: but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. And the sons of Pharez H6557 were Hezron and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:20 - And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, H6557 the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 26:21 - And the sons of Pharez H6557 were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:12 - And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, H6557 whom Tamar bare unto Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.
Unchecked Copy BoxRth 4:18 - Now these are the generations of Pharez: H6557 Pharez H6557 begat Hezron,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:4 - And Tamar his daughter in law bare him Pharez H6557 and Zerah. All the sons of Judah were five.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:5 - The sons of Pharez; H6557 Hezron, and Hamul.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:1 - The sons of Judah; Pharez, H6557 Hezron, and Carmi, and Hur, and Shobal.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:4 - Uthai the son of Ammihud, the son of Omri, the son of Imri, the son of Bani, of the children of Pharez H6557 the son of Judah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:3 - Of the children of Perez H6557 was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month.
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:4 - And at Jerusalem dwelt certain of the children of Judah, and of the children of Benjamin. Of the children of Judah; Athaiah the son of Uzziah, the son of Zechariah, the son of Amariah, the son of Shephatiah, the son of Mahalaleel, of the children of Perez; H6557
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 11:6 - All the sons of Perez H6557 that dwelt at Jerusalem were four hundred threescore and eight valiant men.
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