hard; difficult; straw; for age

(a bow). + The father of Saul; a Benjamite of the family of Matri. (B.C. 1095.) + Son of Jehiel and uncle to the preceding. (1 Chronicles 9:36) + A Benjamite, great-grandfather of Mordecai. (Esther 2:5) + A Merarite of the house of Mahli, of the tribe of Levi. (1 Chronicles 23:21,22; 24:28,29)

-1. Father of Saul 1Sa 9:1-3; 10:21; 2Sa 21:14 .Called CIS (A. V.) in Ac 13:21 -2. A Benjamite 1Ch 8:30; 9:36 -3. A Levite 1Ch 23:21,22; 24:29 -4. A Levite 2Ch 29:12 -5. Great grandfather of Mordecai Es 2:5

A bow. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 23:21; 24:29). (2.) A Benjamite of Jerusalem (1 Chr. 8:30; 9:36). (3.) A Levite in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12). (4.) The great-grandfather of Mordecai (Esther 2:5). (5.) A Benjamite, the son of Abiel, and father of king Saul (1 Sam. […]