pe'-rez, fa'-rez (perets, "breach"): One of the twins born to Judah by Tamar, Zerah's brother (Ge 38:29-30). In the King James Version Mt 1:3 and Lu 3:33, he is called "Phares," the name in 1 Esdras 5:5. He is "Pharez" in the King James Version Ge 46:12; Nu 26:20-21; Ru 4:12,18; 1Ch 2:4-5; 4:1; 9:4. In the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) 1Ch 27:3; Neb 11:4,6, he is "Perez." He is important through the fact that by way of Ruth and Boaz and so through Jesse and David his genealogy comes upward to the Saviour. The patronymic "Pharzite" occurs in Nu 26:20 the King James Version.
Perezites (Nu 16:20, the King James Version "Pharzites"). The patronymic of the name Perez.