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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 mountain of Seir, as far as El Paran, which is by the wilderness.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 32:3 - Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:14 - “Please let my lord go on ahead before his servant. I will lead on slowly at a pace which the livestock that go before me, and the children, are able to endure, until I come to my lord in Seir.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 33:16 - So Esau returned that day on his way to Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:8 - So Esau dwelt in Mount Seir. Esau is Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:9 - And this is the genealogy of Esau the father of the Edomites in Mount Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:20 - These were the sons of Seir the Horite who inhabited the land: Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah,
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:21 - Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, the sons of Seir, in the land of Edom.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 36:30 - Chief Dishon, Chief Ezer, and Chief Dishan. These were the chiefs of the Horites, according to their chiefs in the land of Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 24:18 - “And Edom shall be a possession;
Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession,
While Israel does valiantly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:2 - It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 1:44 - “And the Amorites who dwelt in that mountain came out against you and chased you as bees do, and drove you back from Seir to Hormah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness of the Way of the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and we skirted Mount Seir for many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:4 - ‘And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore watch yourselves carefully.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:5 - “Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:8 - “And when we passed beyond our brethren, the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir, away from the road of the plain, away from Elath and Ezion Geber, we turned and passed by way of the Wilderness of Moab.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:12 - The Horites formerly dwelt in Seir, but the descendants of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their place, just as Israel did to the land of their possession which the LORD gave them.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:22 - just as He had done for the descendants of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them. They dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, even to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:29 - ‘just as the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir and the Moabites who dwell in Ar did for me, until I cross the Jordan to the land which the LORD our God is giving us.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 33:2 - And he said:

“The LORD came from Sinai,
And dawned on them from Seir;
He shone forth from Mount Paran,
And He came with ten thousands of saints;
From His right hand
Came a fiery law for them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 11:17 - from Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, even as far as Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon below Mount Hermon. He captured all their kings, and struck them down and killed them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 12:7 - And these are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel conquered on this side of the Jordan, on the west, from Baal Gad in the Valley of Lebanon as far as Mount Halak and the ascent to Seir, which Joshua gave to the tribes of Israel as a possession according to their divisions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 15:10 - Then the border turned westward from Baalah to Mount Seir, passed along to the side of Mount Jearim on the north (which is Chesalon), went down to Beth Shemesh, and passed on to Timnah.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 24:4 - ‘To Isaac I gave Jacob and Esau. To Esau I gave the mountains of Seir to possess, but Jacob and his children went down to Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 5:4 - “LORD, when You went out from Seir,
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth trembled and the heavens poured,
The clouds also poured water;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 1:38 - The sons of Seir were Lotan, Shobal, Zibeon, Anah, Dishon, Ezer, and Dishan.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 4:42 - Now some of them, five hundred men of the sons of Simeon, went to Mount Seir, having as their captains Pelatiah, Neariah, Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:10 - “And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them—
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:22 - Now when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 20:23 - For the people of Ammon and Moab stood up against the inhabitants of Mount Seir to utterly kill and destroy them. And when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - Then Amaziah strengthened himself, and leading his people, he went to the Valley of Salt and killed ten thousand of the people of Seir.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:14 - Now it was so, after Amaziah came from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the people of Seir, set them up to be his gods, and bowed down before them and burned incense to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 21:11 - The burden against Dumah.

He calls to me out of Seir,
“Watchman, what of the night?
Watchman, what of the night?”
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 25:8 - ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because Moab and Seir say, ‘Look! The house of Judah is like all the nations,’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:2 - “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - “and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD:

“Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you;
I will stretch out My hand against you,
And make you most desolate;
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - “Thus I will make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it the one who leaves and the one who returns.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - “As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom—all of it! Then they shall know that I am the LORD.” ’
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