3:14 Jair, son of Manasseh, took all the Argob region as far as the border with the Geshurites29 and Maacathites30 (namely Bashan) and called it by his name, Havvoth-Jair,31 which it retains to this very day.)
sn Maacathites. These were the people of a territory southwest of Mount Hermon on the Jordan River. The name probably has nothing to do with David’s wife from Geshur (see note on “Geshurites” earlier in this verse).
sn Havvoth-Jair. The Hebrew name means “villages of Jair,” the latter being named after a son (i.e., descendant) of Manasseh who took the area by conquest.