Holman Bible Dictionary
(hee' zuhr) Personal name meaning, “wildpig.” Ugaritic texts apparently show that the name came from the profession of herding swine. 1. Leader of one of the 24 courses of priests (1 Chronicles 24:15 ). 2 . A Levite who signed Nehemiah's covenant to obey God's law (Nehemiah 10:20 ).
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Swine or strong.
The head of the seventeenth course of the priests (1 Chronicles 24:15 ).
Nehemiah 10:20 , one who sealed Nehemiah's covenant.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible
HEZIR. 1 Thessalonians 1 1 Thessalonians 1 7th of the priestly courses (1 Chronicles 24:15 ). 2. A lay family, which signed the covenant ( Nehemiah 10:22 ).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. 1 Chronicles 24:15.
2. Nehemiah 10:20.
Morrish Bible Dictionary
1. Leader of the seventeenth course of priests. 1 Chronicles 24:15 .
2. A chief of the people who sealed the covenant. Nehemiah 10:20 .
Hezer - Hezir
Hezir - Hezir
Name, Names - Names like Hezir (‘swine’), Achbor (‘mouse’), Parosh (‘flea’) favour this explanation
Animals - Interestingly, Hezir, a proper Jewish name, is the same word as that translated swines(1 Chronicles 24:15 ; Nehemiah 10:20 )