Character Study on Serah

Character Study on Serah

Genesis 46: And the sons of Asher; Jimnah, and Ishuah, and Isui, and Beriah, and Serah their sister: and the sons of Beriah; Heber, and Malchiel.
Joshua 19: According to the word of the LORD they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnathserah in mount Ephraim: and he built the city, and dwelt therein.
Joshua 24: And they buried him in the border of his inheritance in Timnathserah, which is in mount Ephraim, on the north side of the hill of Gaash.
1 Chronicles 7: The sons of Asher; Imnah, and Isuah, and Ishuai, and Beriah, and Serah their sister.

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People's Dictionary of the Bible - Timnath-Serah
Timnath-serah (tĭm'nath-sç'rah), portion of abundance. A town in the mountains of Ephraim, which was assigned to Joshua; and in which he was buried. Joshua 19:49-50; Joshua 24:30. It is also written "Timnath-heres"=portion of the sun. Judges 2:9

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Serah
SERAH . A daughter of Asher ( Genesis 46:17 , Numbers 26:48 (30), 1 Chronicles 7:30 ).

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Timnath-Serah
TIMNATH-SERAH . The city in Mount Ephraim given to Joshua ( Joshua 19:50 ), where he was buried ( Joshua 24:30 ), lying on the N. of the Mountain of Gaash ( Judges 2:9 Timnath-heres ). Josephus calls the burial-place of Joshua Thamna , and this probably corresponds to Timnath of 1Ma 9:50 , although there it is reckoned to Judæa. It was head of a Jewish toparchy, and is named with Lydda and Emmaus ( BJ III. iii. 5, etc.). The Onomasticon identifies it with Tibneh , where there are remains of an important place, with a spring and ancient tombs, on the Roman road from Cæsarea to Jerusalem, about 14 miles N.E. of Ludd (Lydda). The tombs are on the S. of the road. One, distinguished by size and workmanship, may be that pointed out as Joshua’s in the time of Eusebius and Jerome. The Samaritans place the burial of Joshua at Kefr Hâris , a village some 10 miles S. of Nâblus, with two sanctuaries to the E., one of which, Neby Kift (‘the prophet of the portion or lot’), may be identified with Joshua. In this case, only the second element in the name has survived. Heres , it will be observed, simply reverses the order of the letters in Serah .

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Serah
Abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 ); called also Sarah (Numbers 26:46 ; RSV, "Serah").

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Timnath-Serah
Remaining portion, the city of Joshua in the hill country of Ephraim, the same as Timnath-heres (Joshua 19:50 ; 24:30 ). "Of all sites I have seen," says Lieut. Col. Conder, "none is so striking as that of Joshua's home, surrounded as it is with deep valleys and wild, rugged hills." Opposite the town is a hill, on the northern side of which there are many excavated sepulchres. Among these is the supposed tomb of Joshua, which is said to be "the most striking monument in the country." It is a "square chamber with five excavations in three of its sides, the central one forming a passage leading into a second chamber beyond. A great number of lamp-niches cover the walls of the porch, upwards of two hundred, arranged in vertical rows. A single cavity with a niche for a lamp has been thought to be the resting-place of the warrior-chief of Israel." The modern Kefr Haris, 10 miles south-west of Shechem.

Chabad Knowledge Base - Serah
Daughter of Asher. According to the Midrash, she softly delivered the news to her grandfather Jacob that Joseph was still alive. Playing a song on her harp, she gradually mixed in the words "Joseph is alive..." Jacob greatly appreciated this and blessed her with longevity.

Holman Bible Dictionary - Serah
(ssee' ruh) Personal name meaning, “progress, develop, overflow” or “splendor, pride.” Daughter of Asher (Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:46 , where KJV reads Sarah).



Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Serah
Genesis 46:17; 1 Chronicles 7:30. SARAH in Numbers 26:46.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Serah
See SARAH,daughter of Asher.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Serah
Lady of scent; song; the morning star
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Serah
A daughter of Asher, thrice named among those who migrated to Egypt, Genesis 46:17 ; Numbers 26:46 ; 1 Chronicles 7:30 . Why she was thus distinguished is unknown, but the rabbis have many fables respecting her.

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Timnath-Serah
Or Timnath-Heres, Judges 2:9 , a town in Ephraim, which yielded to Joshua a home, an income, and a burial-place, Joshua 19:50 ; 24:30 . The site the Jewish leader is supposed to have chosen, now called Tibneh, lies in a rough and mountainous region on the road from Gophna to Antipatris.

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Timnath-Heres - Or Timnath-Serah
Serah - Serah
Sarah - Called Serah in Genesis 46:17 ; 1 Chronicles 7:30
Timnath-Heres - ; TIMNATH-Serah (Tihm' nath-hee' reez; tihm' nath-ssee' ruh) Place of Joshua's inheritance and burial (Judges 2:9 ; Joshua 19:50 ; Joshua 24:30 ). Timnath-Serah means, “remaining portion,” pointing to land given to Joshua following distribution of land to the tribes (Joshua 19:50 ; Joshua 24:30 )
Serah - Abundance; princess, the daughter of Asher and grand-daughter of Jacob (Genesis 46:17 ); called also Sarah (Numbers 26:46 ; RSV, "Serah")
Gaash - (See TIMNATH-Serah
Tim'Nath-he'Res - (portion of the sun ) the name under which the city and burial-place of Joshua, previously called Timnath-Serah is mentioned in ( Judges 2:9 ) [TIMNATH-GERAH]
Timnath - Timnath-Serah
Timnath-Serah - Timnath-Serah (tĭm'nath-sç'rah), portion of abundance
Gaash - South of Tibneh, which is identified as Timnath-Serah, is a hill, upon the north side of which are tombs; hence it is supposed to be "the hill Gaash
Mount Gaash - This was the memorable sepulchre of Joshua, in Tinmath Serah, in mount Ephraim
Timnath-Heres - TIMNATH-HERES (in Joshua 19:50 ; Joshua 24:30 written Timnath-Serah )
Ephraim, Mount - Scripture specifies that the following cities were located in the hill country of Ephraim: Bethel (Judges 4:5 ); Gibeah (Joshua 24:33 ); Ramah (Judges 4:5 ); Shamir (Judges 10:1 ); Shechem (Joshua 20:7 ); Timnath-heres or -Serah (Joshua 19:50 ; Judges 2:9 )
Timnath-Serah - TIMNATH-Serah . Heres , it will be observed, simply reverses the order of the letters in Serah
Heres - See also Ir-ha-heres, Timnath-heres, Timnath-Serah
Shuthelah - The Ephraimite settlements in the mountain district containing Bethhoron, Gezer, and Timnath Serah, were suited for a descent on the Philistine plain containing Gath
Timnath Heres - ) Joshua's city and burial place, previously Timnath Serah, "portion of abundance" (Judges 2:9), the consonants being transposed subsequently, to refer to Joshua's miracle when the sun stood (Joshua 19:50)
Josh'ua - Timnath-Serah in Mount Ephraim was assigned as Joshua's peculiar inheritance. He delivered two solemn addresses, recorded in (Joshua 23:24 ) He died at the age of 110 years, and was buried in his own city, Timnath-Serah
Joshua - Timnath-Serah in Mount Ephraim was assigned as Joshua's peculiar inheritance. He died at the age of 110 years, and was buried in his own city, Timnath-Serah
Joshua - Having thus subdued the Canaanites, Joshua divided the land among the tribes, Timnath-Serah in Mount Ephraim being assigned to himself as his own inheritance. He was buried in his own city of Timnath-Serah (Joshua 24 ); and "the light of Israel for the time faded away
Joshua - At the passage over Jordan he was eighty-four years of age; and after about twenty-six years employed in his appointed work, and then judging Israel at his at Timnath-Serah, he died, B
Joshua - Timnath Serah in Ephraim was assigned to Joshua himself," the city which he asked" (Joshua 19:49). ... A long time after Jehovah had given rest unto Israel from all foes, Joshua, now old, convened all Israel (Joshua 23) represented by their heads, judges, and officers, to either Timhath Serah his home or Shiloh the sanctuary, and exhorted them to love and serve Jehovah ("be ye very courageous to do all that is written in the law, turn not aside to the right or to the left," Joshua 23:6; the same as God had enjoined Himself, Joshua 1:7), constrained by His past benefits, His promises of future help, and His threats of leaving the nations to be snares, scourges, and thorns to vex and destroy Israel in the event of apostasy. Joshua was buried at 110 years of age in Timnath Serah. ... Joshua was buried in the border of his inheritance in Timnath Serah (probably now Kefr Haris) in Mount Ephraim, on the northern side of the hill Gaash (Joshua 24:30). (See TIMNATH Serah. Guerin professes to have discovered at Tigne (Timnath Serah), Joshua's tomb
Grave - Joshua was buried in “his inheritance in Timnath-Serah (Joshua 24:30 ); Samuel on his estate at Ramah (1 Samuel 25:1 ; 1 Samuel 28:3 ); Joab on his property in the desert (1 Kings 2:34 ); Manasseh “in the garden of his own house” (2 Kings 21:18 ); and Jesus in the garden tomb of Joseph of Arimathea (Matthew 27:60 ; Mark 15:46 ; Luke 23:53 ; John 19:41 )
Burial - ... Joshua was buried "in the border of his inheritance in Timnath-Serah" (Joshua 24 :: 30 )
Tombs - ... Joshua was buried in his inheritance in Timnath Serah (Joshua 24:30); Samuel in his own house at Ramah (1 Samuel 25:1); Joab in his house in the wilderness (1 Kings 2:34), i. (See TIMNATH Serah
Joshua, Book of - To Joshua was given an inheritance, Timnath-Serah in mount Ephraim
Joshua, Theology of - Specific references are also found, as in the cases of Caleb whose conquest of Hebron results in the land being given rest (14:15) and of Joshua who settled in Timnath Serah (19:50)
Joshua - He was buried in Timnath-Serah ( Joshua 19:50 ; Joshua 24:30 ) or Timnath-heres ( Judges 2:9 ), in the hill-country of Ephraim