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Harim


Ha’rim (flat-nosed).

1. A priest who had charge of the third division in the house of God. 1 Chron. 24:8. (b.c. 1014.)

2. Bene-Harim, probably descendants of the above, to the number of 1017, came from Babylon with Zerubbabel. Ezra 2:39; Neh. 7:42. (b.c. 536.)

3. It further occurs in a list of the families of priests “who went up with Zerubbabel and Jeshua,” and of those who were their descendants in the next generation. Neh. 12:15.

4. Another family of Bene-Harim, 320 in number, came from the captivity in the same caravan. Ezra 2:32; Neh. 7:35. (b.c. 536.) They also appear among those who had married foreign wives, Ezra 10:31, as well as those who sealed the covenant. Neh. 10:27. (b.c. 410.)