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A region in the Transjordan southeast of the Sea of Galilee. A group of cities named after Jair of the tribe of Manasseh.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
HAVVOTH-JAIR (PLACE) [Heb ḥawwōt (חַוֹּת) yāʾı̂r (יָאִיר)]. A region E of the Sea of Galilee comprising a group of Amorite cities granted by Moses to the half-tribe of Manasseh. The name Havvoth-jair occurs in six OT passages (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14; Josh 13:30; Judg 10:4; 1 Kgs 4:13; 1 Chr 2:23). The
JAIR (PERSON) [Heb yāʾı̂r (יָאִיר); yaʿı̂r (יַעִיר) Q/yaʿûr (יַעוּר) K]. The English spelling represents 2 Hebrew personal names with different spellings. Spelled with ʾalep, 3 persons mentioned in the OT bear this name (“Let [God] enlighten”). A fourth, spelled with ʿayin, is named in 1 Chr 20:5 (“Let
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Havvoth-jair, Havoth-jair. Series of settlements on the edge of Bashan across the Jordan captured by Jair, according to Numbers 32:41. Because of their location they fell into the allotment of the half-tribe of Manasseh. The number of these villages is given in Joshua 13:29, 30 as 60, and they are probably
Jair. 1. Descendant of Manasseh (Nm 32:41), who at the time of the conquest took several villages in Bashan and Gilead and called them after his own name, Havvoth-jair (“towns of Jair”) (Dt 3:14; cf. Jos 13:30; 1 Kgs 4:13; 1 Chr 2:23). A descendant of his, Ira, is called “the Jairite” (2 Sm 20:26).See
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jair jāʹer [Heb. yāʾîr—‘may he shine’; (4) Q yāʿîr—‘may he arouse,’ K yāʿûr].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
HAVOTH-JAIR*, HAVVOTH-JAIR* Series of settlements on the edge of Bashan across the Jordan captured by Jair, according to Numbers 32:41 (nlt mg). Because of their location, they fell into the allotment of the half-tribe of Manasseh. The number of these villages is given in Joshua 13:29–30 as 60, and they
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
HAVOTH-JAIR. A group of tent villages on the border of Bashan and Gilead, E of the Jordan, taken by Jair the Manassite who renamed them after himself (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14). 1 Chr 2:21–24 shows that Jair was a descendant of Judah, but that his grandmother was a daughter of Machir of the tribe of Manasseh.
JAIR1. The son of Segub who was of the tribe of Manasseh on his mother’s side and of Judah on his father’s. During the conquest of Palestine Gilead was given to Manasseh, and Jair won for himself a number of villages in the plateau of Argob which came to be known as Havoth-jair, “villages of Jair” (Num
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
HAVVOTH-JAIR (Heb. ḥawwōṯ yā’îr), ‘the camps (tent-villages) of Jair’, probably in the hills between Mt Gilead proper and the Yarmuk, which were dotted with settlements called ‘ayārîm (Jdg. 10:4); a unique plural of ‘îr, ‘town’, or a diminutive (so Rashi, Commentary,) homonymous with ‘ass colts’.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Havvoth-Jair (Heb. ḥawwōṯ yāʾɩ̂r)A number of villages in the region of Bashan, E of the Sea of Galilee. The Manassehite Jair captured a number of tent villages (Num. 32:41) and called them Havvoth-jair (“villages of Jair”). These villages were located in the region of Argob which was a part of Bashan
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
HAVOTH-JAIR A group of small towns in the pastureland in the hilly part of Transjordan, along the bank of the River Yarmuk. The region was seized by Jair, son of Manasseh, from the Amorites (Deut. 3:14) or in the Bashan (Josh. 13:30). In the time of Solomon, Argob in the Bashan was a district under the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JAIR The name of four men in the Old Testament.1. The son of Manasseh (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14; 1 Kgs 4:13). He seized several villages in Gilead belonging to the Amorites, probably in the region of lower Bashan. The villages eventually received his name.2. One of the so-called minor judges (Judg 10:3–5),