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Dictionaries :: Massa

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Easton's Bible Dictionary


a lifting up, gift, one of the sons of Ishmael, the founder of an Arabian tribe (Gen 25:14); a nomad tribe inhabiting the Arabian desert toward Babylonia.

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


a burden; prophecy

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


mas'-a (massa'," burden"): Descendant of Abraham through Ishmael (Ge 25:14; 1Ch 1:30). His people may be the Masani of Ptolemy, having Eastern Arabia near Babylon as their habitat. The marginal reading of the heading to Pr 31 mentions Lemuel as king of Massa. If that reading is accepted, it would seem that a tribe and probably a place were named from Ishmael's descendant. The reading is doubtful, however, for where the phrase recurs in Pr 30 (Revised Version (British and American)) it appears to be a gloss.

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(burden) a son of Ishmael (Genesis 26:14; 1 Chronicles 1:30). His descendants were not improbably the Masani, placed by Ptolemy in the east of Arabia, near the borders of Babylonia.


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