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Lexicon :: Strong's H8165 - śēʿîr

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun, proper noun with reference to a mountain, proper noun with reference to territory
Root Word (Etymology)
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TWOT Reference: 2274h,2274g

Strong’s Definitions

שֵׂעִיר Sêʻîyr, say-eer'; formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine:—Seir.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x

The KJV translates Strong's H8165 in the following manner: Seir (39x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 39x
The KJV translates Strong's H8165 in the following manner: Seir (39x).
  1. Seir = "hairy" or "shaggy"

    proper masculine noun
    1. patriarch of the Horites, the inhabitants of Edom before the descendants of Esau, the Edomites

      proper noun with reference to territory
    2. the land of Edom, south of the Dead Sea

      proper noun with reference to a mountain
    3. a mountain range in Edom extending from the Dead Sea to the Elanitic Gulf

      1. apparently also called 'Mount Seir' and extending most of the distance of the mountain range itself

    4. a mountain in northern Judah lying westward from Kirjath-jearim

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שֵׂעִיר Sêʻîyr, say-eer'; formed like H8163; rough; Seir, a mountain of Idumaea and its aboriginal occupants, also one in Palestine:—Seir.
STRONGS H8165: Abbreviations
שֵׂעִיר proper name Se`îr (= שָׂעִיר, goat ? compare GrayProp. N. 94; but note play in שֵׂעָר Genesis 25:25, שָׂעִר Genesis 27:11, 23; NöZMG xl (1886). 165; Ency. Bib. ii. 1183 compare proper name, of a mountain bdb097301 (the 'hairy,' i.e. 'well-wooded,' compare bdb097302 trees), proper name, of a people (originally proper name, of a location) bdb097303; LagBN 92 thinks שׂ׳ originally proper name, masculine, but land much earlier in OT.; perhaps = Tel Amarna land Šêri, ZimZA vi (1891), 257 JastrJBL xi (1892), 114 WklTel Am. 181, 26 BuhlEdom. 28. f.); —
1. Σηειρ:
a. territory. land of Edom, south of Dead Sea, אַ֫רְצָה שׂ׳ Genesis 32:4 (J; || שְׂדֵה אֱדוֺם), compare Genesis 36:30 (P); שׂ׳ alone Judges 5:4 (poem; || id.), Numbers 24:18 (J E; || אֱדוֺם), Deuteronomy 1:44; Deuteronomy 2:4, 8, 12, 22, 29; Deuteronomy 33:2; Joshua 11:19 (D), Isaiah 21:11; 2 Chronicles 20:23 b; with ה locative שֵׂעִ֫ירָה Genesis 33:14, 16 (J), Joshua 12:7 (D).
b. specific mountain East of Arabah, הַרשֿׂ׳ Joshua 24:4 (E), Genesis 36:8, 9 (P), Deuteronomy 1:2; Deuteronomy 2:1; Deuteronomy 21:5; Ezekiel 35:2, 3, 7, 15; 1 Chronicles 4:42; 2 Chronicles 20:10, 22, 23; compare הַרֲרָם שׂ׳ Genesis 14:6 (home of הַחֹרִי; on text see BuhlEdom. 28 GunkGn).
c. of a people Ezekiel 25:8 = Edom [van d. H. שׁ׳]; but strike out Greek Version of the LXXB Hi Co Berthol Toy Krae.
d. personified as masculine in בְּנֵישֿׂ׳ (see חֹרִי; compare Genesis 14:6) Genesis 36:20 = 1 Chronicles 1:38; Genesis 36:21 (P; + בְּאֶרֶץ אֱדוֺם); = Edomites 2 Chronicles 25:11, 14 (|| אֱדוֺמִים).
2. mountain in Judah, הַרשֿׂ׳ Joshua 15:10 (P), Ασσαρ, A Σηειρ, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Σιειρ; Di BuhlG 91 and others compare hill-ruin Sârîs approximately 9 miles west of Jerusalem. (RobBR iii. 156).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


14:6; 14:6; 25:25; 27:11; 27:23; 32:4; 33:14; 33:16; 36:8; 36:9; 36:20; 36:21; 36:30




1:2; 1:44; 2:1; 2:4; 2:8; 2:12; 2:22; 2:29; 21:5; 33:2


11:19; 12:7; 15:10; 24:4



1 Chronicles

1:38; 4:42

2 Chronicles

20:10; 20:22; 20:23; 20:23; 25:11; 25:14




25:8; 35:2; 35:3; 35:7; 35:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H8165 matches the Hebrew שֵׂעִיר (śēʿîr),
which occurs 39 times in 38 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 14:6 - And the Horites in their mount Seir, H8165 unto Elparan, which is by the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - And Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother unto the land of Seir, H8165 the country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - Let my lord, I pray thee, pass over before his servant: and I will lead on softly, according as the cattle that goeth before me and the children be able to endure, until I come unto my lord unto Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:16 - So Esau returned that day on his way unto Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:8 - Thus dwelt Esau in mount Seir: H8165 Esau is Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:9 - And these are the generations of Esau the father of the Edomites in mount Seir: H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:20 - These are the sons of Seir H8165 the Horite, who inhabited the land; Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:21 - And Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan: these are the dukes of the Horites, the children of Seir H8165 in the land of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:30 - Duke Dishon, duke Ezer, duke Dishan: these are the dukes that came of Hori, among their dukes in the land of Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:18 - And Edom shall be a possession, Seir H8165 also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:2 - (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir H8165 unto Kadeshbarnea.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:44 - And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, H8165 even unto Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir H8165 many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:4 - And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; H8165 and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:5 - Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir H8165 unto Esau for a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:8 - And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, H8165 through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:12 - The Horims also dwelt in Seir H8165 beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:22 - As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, H8165 when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:29 - (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, H8165 and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir H8165 unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - Even from the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir, H8165 even unto Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon under mount Hermon: and all their kings he took, and smote them, and slew them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west, from Baalgad in the valley of Lebanon even unto the mount Halak, that goeth up to Seir; H8165 which Joshua gave unto the tribes of Israel for a possession according to their divisions;
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - And the border compassed from Baalah westward unto mount Seir, H8165 and passed along unto the side of mount Jearim, which is Chesalon, on the north side, and went down to Bethshemesh, and passed on to Timnah:
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:4 - And I gave unto Isaac Jacob and Esau: and I gave unto Esau mount Seir, H8165 to possess it; but Jacob and his children went down into Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - LORD, when thou wentest out of Seir, H8165 when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:38 - And the sons of Seir; H8165 Lotan, and Shobal, and Zibeon, and Anah, and Dishon, and Ezer, and Dishan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, H8165 having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:10 - And now, behold, the children of Ammon and Moab and mount Seir, H8165 whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:22 - And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, H8165 which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:23 - For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of mount Seir, H8165 utterly to slay and destroy them: and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, H8165 every one helped to destroy another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - And Amaziah strengthened himself, and led forth his people, and went to the valley of salt, and smote of the children of Seir H8165 ten thousand.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:14 - Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, H8165 and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned incense unto them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:11 - The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, H8165 Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:8 - Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir H8165 do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:2 - Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, H8165 and prophesy against it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, H8165 I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - Thus will I make mount Seir H8165 most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, H8165 and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
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