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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Asher,  OK  (town,  FIPS  3000) 
  Location:  34.98824  N,  96.92440  W 
  Population  (1990):  449  (199  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.1  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74826 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Asher 
  happy,  Jacob's  eigth  son;  his  mother  was  Zilpah,  Leah's  handmaid 
  (Gen.  30:13).  Of  the  tribe  founded  by  him  nothing  is  recorded 
  beyond  its  holding  a  place  in  the  list  of  the  tribes  (35:26; 
  46:17;  Ex  1:4,  etc.)  It  increased  in  numbers  twenty-nine 
  percent,  during  the  thirty-eight  years'  wanderings.  The  place  of 
  this  tribe  during  the  march  through  the  desert  was  between  Dan 
  and  Naphtali  (Num.  2:27).  The  boundaries  of  the  inheritance 
  given  to  it  which  contained  some  of  the  richest  soil  in 
  Palestine,  and  the  names  of  its  towns,  are  recorded  in  Josh. 
  19:24-31;  Judg.  1:31,  32.  Asher  and  Simeon  were  the  only  tribes 
  west  of  the  Jordan  which  furnished  no  hero  or  judge  for  the 
  nation.  Anna  the  prophetess  was  of  this  tribe  (Luke  2:36). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Asher,  happiness 
 




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