Hezron

Hezron (Hebrew: חֶצְרוֹן, Modern: H̱etsron, Tiberian: Ḥeṣrôn) is a name which occurs several times in the Hebrew Bible.

It may refer to:

  • A plain in the south of Judah, south of Kadesh-barnea. (Joshua 15:3)
  • The grandfather of Amminadab and great-grandfather to Nahshon. Nahshon was Elisheba's brother and brother-in-law of Aaron. (Exodus 6:23)
  • A man appointed by Moses, as ordered by God, to be Prince over the tribe of Judah. He was the son of Perez, the son of Judah (Gen 46:12), not Hezron of the tribe of Reuben (Gen 46:9).
  • A tribal leader when Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. He died in the wilderness.

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