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Easton's Bible Dictionary [1]

  • A descendant of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:21,22 ).

    Copyright Statement These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., DD Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Segub'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

  • Fausset's Bible Dictionary [2]

    1. Son of Hezron by Machir's daughter ( 1 Chronicles 2:21-22).

    2. The Bethelite. Hiel's youngest son. Died when Hiel set up the gates of accursed Jericho, as Joshua foretold ( Joshua 6:26;  1 Kings 16:34).

    Smith's Bible Dictionary [3]

    Se'gub. (Elevated).

    1. The youngest son of Hiel, the Hethelite, who rebuilt Jericho.  1 Kings 18:34. (B.C. about 910).

    2. Son of Hezron.  1 Chronicles 2:21;  1 Chronicles 2:28. (B.C. about 1682).

    Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible [4]

    Segub . 1 . The youngest son of Hiel who re-built Jericho (  1 Kings 16:34 ). He died, or was possibly sacrificed by his father, when the gates were set up. See House, p. 369 a . 2 . Son of Hezron (  1 Chronicles 2:21 f.).

    Morrish Bible Dictionary [5]

    1. The youngest son of Hiel who rebuilt Jericho.  1 Kings 16:34 .

    2. Son of Hezron and father of Jair.   1 Chronicles 2:21,22 .

    Holman Bible Dictionary [6]

     1 Kings 16:34 2 1 Chronicles 2:21-22

    International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [7]

    sē´gub ( שׂגוּב , seghūbh ( Ḳerē ), שׂגיב , seghı̄bh ( Kethı̄bh ); Codex Vaticanus Ζεγούβ , Zegoúb  ; Codex Alexandrinus Σωγούβ , Segoúb ):

    (1) The youngest son of Hiel, the rebuilder of Jericho ( 1 Kings 16:34 ). The death of Segub is probably connected with the primitive custom of laying foundations with blood, as, indeed, skulls were found built in with the brickwork when the tower of Bel at Nippur was excavated. See Gezer . If the death of the two sons was based on the custom just mentioned, the circumstance was deliberately obscured in the present account. The death of Segub may have been due to an accident in the setting up of the gates. In any event, tradition finally yoked the death of Hiel's oldest and youngest sons with a curse said to have been pronounced by Joshua on the man that should venture to rebuild Jericho ( Joshua 6:26 ).

    (2) Son of Hezron and father of Jair ( 1 Chronicles 2:21 ).

    Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature [8]

    (Heb. Segub', שַׂגיב . [v.r. in Kings Segib, שַׂגַיב ], Elevated; Sept. Σεγούβ v.r. in Chronicles Σερούχ ) , the name of two Hebrews.

    1. The son of Hezron, grandson of Judah. His mother was the daughter of Machir, the "father" of Gilead, and he was himself father of Jair ( 1 Chronicles 2:21). B.C. cir. 1850.

    2. The youngest son of Hiel, the rebuilder of Jericho, who died for his father's sin according to Joshua's prediction ( 1 Kings 16:34; comp.  Joshua 6:26). B.C. cir. 910. According to Rabbinical tradition, he died when his father had set up the gates of the city. One story says that his father slew him as a sacrifice on the same occasion.