Bezaleel

("under the shadow i.e. protection of God".)

1. Son of Uri, son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, filled with the Spirit of God to work all manner of workmanship in metal, wood, and stone for the tabernacle (Exodus 31:1-6), as Aholiab wrought in textile fabrics. Bezaleel was the principal, Aholiab the subordinate (Exodus 36:1-2; Exodus 38:22; Exodus 38:37; Exodus 38:38). Hur was the offspring of Caleb and Ephrath, and one of his descendants was Salmon, or Salmah, figuratively "father of Bethlehem," actually father of Boaz, and progenitor of the royal house of David of Bethlehem (1 Chronicles 2:19; 1 Chronicles 2:50-51; 1 Chronicles 2:54; Rth 4:20-21).

2. Son of Pahath Moab, who took a foreign wife (Ezra 10:30).