|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
(1.) The youngest son of Hiel the Bethelite. His death is recorded in 1 Kings 16:34 (Comp. Joshua 6:26).
(2.) A descendant of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:21, 22).
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
se'-gub (seghubh (Qere), seghibh (Kethibh); Codex Vaticanus Zegoub; Codex Alexandrinus Segoub): 15:27; 1 Chronicles 9:22, etc.), And chozeh (2 Samuel 24:11 2 Kings 17:13 1 Chronicles 21:9; 1 Chronicles 25:5; 1 Chronicles 29:29, etc.). The former designation is from the ordinary verb "to see"; the latter is connected with the verb used of prophetic vision. It appears from 1 Samuel 9:9 that "seer" (ro'-eh) was the older name for those who, after the rise of the more regular orders, were called "prophets." It is not just, however, to speak of the "seers" or "prophets" of Samuel's time as on the level of mere fortune-tellers. What insight or vision they possessed is traced to God's Spirit. Samuel was the ro'-eh by pr-eeminence, and the name is little used after his time. Individuals who bear the title "seer" (chozeh) are mentioned in connection with the kings and as historiographers (2 Samuel 24:11 1 Chronicles 21:9; 1 Chronicles 25:5; 1 Chronicles 29:29 2 Chronicles 9:29; 2 Chronicles 12:15; 2 Chronicles 19:2, etc.), and distinction is sometimes made between "prophets" and "seers" (2 Kings 17:13 1 Chronicles 29:29, etc.). Havernick thinks that "seer" denotes one who does not belong to the regular prophetic order (Introductions to Old Testament, 50;, English translation), but it is not easy to fix a precise distinction.
(1) The youngest son of Hiel, the rebuilder of Jericho (1 Kings 16:34). The death of Segub is probably connected with the primitive custom of laying foundations with blood, as, indeed, skulls were found built in with the brickwork when the tower of Bel at Nippur was excavated. See GEZER. If the death of the two sons was based on the custom just mentioned, the circumstance was deliberately obscured in the present account. The death of Segub may have been due to an accident in the setting up of the gates. In any event, tradition finally yoked the death of Hiel's oldest and youngest sons with a curse said to have been pronounced by Joshua on the man that should venture to rebuild Jericho (Joshua 6:26).
(2) Son of Hezron and father of Jair (1 Chronicles 2:21).
Horace J. Wolf
Segub (3 Occurrences)
1 Kings 16:34 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid its foundation with the loss of Abiram his firstborn, and set up its gates with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Joshua the son of Nun. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 2:21 Afterward Hezron went in to the daughter of Machir the father of Gilead, whom he took as wife when he was sixty years old; and she bore him Segub. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 2:22 Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)