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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 as far as El-paran, which is by the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - Then Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, H8165 the [fn]country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “Please let my lord pass on before his servant, and I will proceed at my leisure, according to the pace of the cattle that are before me and according to the pace of the children, until I come to my lord at Seir.” H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:16 - So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:8 - So Esau lived in the hill country of Seir; H8165 Esau is Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:9 - These then are the records of the generations of Esau the father of [fn]the Edomites in the hill country of Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:20 - These are the sons of Seir H8165 the Horite, the inhabitants of the land: Lotan and Shobal and Zibeon and Anah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:21 - and Dishon and Ezer and Dishan. These are the chiefs [fn]descended from the Horites, the sons of Seir H8165 in the land of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:30 - chief Dishon, chief Ezer, chief Dishan. These are the chiefs [fn]descended from the Horites, according to their various chiefs in the land of Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:18 - “Edom shall be a possession,
Seir, H8165 its enemies, also will be a possession,
While Israel performs valiantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:2 - It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir H8165 to Kadesh-barnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:44 - “The Amorites who [fn]lived in that hill country came out against you and chased you as bees do, and crushed you from Seir H8165 to Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - “Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the [fn]Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and circled Mount Seir H8165 for many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:4 - and command the people, saying, “You will pass through the territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; H8165 and they will be afraid of you. So be very careful;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:5 - do not [fn]provoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a [fn]footstep because I have given Mount Seir H8165 to Esau as a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:8 - “So we passed beyond our brothers the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, H8165 away from the Arabah road, away from Elath and from Ezion-geber. And we turned and passed through by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:12 - The Horites formerly lived in Seir, H8165 but the sons of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did to the land of [fn]their possession which the LORD gave to them.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:22 - just as He did for the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, H8165 when He destroyed the Horites from before them; they dispossessed them and settled in their place even to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:29 - just as the sons of Esau who live in Seir H8165 and the Moabites who live in Ar did for me, until I cross over the Jordan into the land which the LORD our God is giving to us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - He said,
“The LORD came from Sinai,
And [fn]dawned on them from Seir; H8165
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came from the [fn]midst of ten thousand holy ones;
At His right hand there was [fn]flashing lightning for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from Mount Halak, that rises toward Seir, H8165 even as far as Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon [fn]at the foot of Mount Hermon. And he captured all their kings and struck them down and put them to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - Now these are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the sons of Israel [fn]defeated beyond the Jordan toward the west, from Baal-gad in the valley of Lebanon even as far as Mount Halak, which rises toward Seir; H8165 and Joshua gave it to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - The border turned about from Baalah westward to Mount Seir, H8165 and continued to the slope of Mount Jearim on the north (that is, Chesalon), and went down to Beth-shemesh and continued through Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:4 - ‘To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau, and to Esau I gave Mount Seir H8165 to possess it; but Jacob and his sons went down to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - “LORD, when You went out from Seir, H8165
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth quaked, the heavens also dripped,
Even the clouds dripped water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:38 - The sons of Seir H8165 were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer and Dishan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - From them, from the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to Mount Seir, H8165 with Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi, as their leaders.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:10 - “Now behold, the sons of Ammon and Moab and [fn]Mount Seir, H8165 whom You did not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt (they turned aside from them and did not destroy them),
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:22 - When they began singing and praising, the LORD set ambushes against the sons of Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir, H8165 who had come against Judah; so they were [fn]routed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:23 - For the sons of Ammon and Moab rose up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir H8165 destroying them completely; and when they had finished with the inhabitants of Seir, H8165 they helped to destroy one another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - Now Amaziah strengthened himself and led his people forth, and went to the Valley of Salt and struck down 10,000 of the sons of Seir. H8165
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:14 - Now after Amaziah came from slaughtering the Edomites, he brought the gods of the sons of Seir, H8165 set them up as his gods, bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:11 - The [fn]oracle concerning [fn]Edom.
One keeps calling to me from Seir, H8165
“Watchman, [fn]how far gone is the night?
Watchman, [fn]how far gone is the night?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:8 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because Moab and Seir H8165 say, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:2 - “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, H8165 and prophesy against it
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD,
“Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, H8165
And I will stretch out My hand against you
And make you a desolation and a waste.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - “I will make Mount Seir H8165 a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - “As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, H8165 and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the LORD.”’
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