noun Etymology: Hebrew Āshēr Date: 14th century a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

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  • ASHER — (Heb. אָשֵׁר). (1) Jacob s second son by Zilpah, Leah s handmaid (Gen. 30:12), and his eighth son (in the order of birth); eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Asher. (2) Tribe of Israel and its territory. The individual Asher was named by Leah who …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Asher — bezeichnet als Vorname: Asher Ben Natan (* 1921), israelischer Botschafter Asher Book (* 1988), US amerikanischer Schauspieler Asher Brown Durand (1796–1886), US amerikanischer Maler Asher Peres (1934–2005), israelischer Physiker Asher Robbins… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Asher — Asher, OK U.S. town in Oklahoma Population (2000): 419 Housing Units (2000): 186 Land area (2000): 0.799966 sq. miles (2.071903 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.799966 sq. miles (2.071903 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Asher — m Jewish: meaning ‘fortunate’ or ‘happy’ in Hebrew. This was borne in the Bible by one of the sons of Jacob: ‘and Leah said, Happy am I, for the daughters will call me blessed; and she called his name Asher’ (Genesis 30: 13). Variant: Osher …   First names dictionary

  • Asher — Asher, Adolf, geb. 23. Aug. 1800 in Cammin von jüdischen Eltern, widmete sich dem Handelsstande u. betrieb in Petersburg erst einen Handel mit Edelsteinen, dann mit Büchern; 1830 wendete er sich nach Berlin u. begründete hier ein ausgebreitetes… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Asher — Asher, Adolf, Buchhändler und Bibliograph, geb. 23. Aug. 1800 zu Kammin in Pommern, gest. 1. Sept. 1853 in Venedig, verweilte, zum Kaufmanns stand bestimmt, mehrere Jahre in England, später in Petersburg und wandte sich dem Buch , insonderheit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Asher —   [ æʃə], Michael, amerikanischer Künstler, * Los Angeles (Calif.) 15. 7. 1943. Seine Installationen nutzen das an Ort und Stelle Vorgefundene, thematisieren Erfahrungen, Kunst vom gesellschaftlichen Kontext zu isolieren …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Asher — masc. proper name, biblical son of Jacob (also the name of a tribe descended from him), from Hebrew, lit. happy …   Etymology dictionary

  • Asher — [ash′ər] n. Bible 1. Jacob s eighth son, whose mother was Zilpah: Gen. 30:12 13 2. the tribe of Israel descended from him: Num. 1:40 …   English World dictionary

  • Asher — For people named Asher, see Asher (name). Asher (Hebrew: אָשֵׁר, Modern Asher Tiberian ʼĀšēr), in the Book of Genesis, the second son of Jacob and Zilpah, and the founder of the Tribe of Asher. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Asher — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a variant of the English surname Ash , plus the suffix er , which is usually attached to indicate a native or inhabitant of a particular place. In this instance Asher is a topographical… …   Surnames reference

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