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Jaare-oregim
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jaare-Oregim
Jaare-Oregim (יַעֲרֵי אֹרְגִים‎, ya'arey oregim). A Bethlehemite and the father of Elhanan, who slew Goliath the Gittite (2 Sam 21:19; compare 1 Sam 17:31–50).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jair (Person)
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
Jair
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
Jaare-Oregim
Jaare-Oregim jāʹə-rə-orʹə-jim [Heb. yaʿarê ʾōreg̱îm]. In 2 S. 21:19, given as the name of a Bethlehemite, father of the Elhanan who is said to have slain Goliath the Gittite (cf. 1 S. 17). The name is an evident scribal error in which the term ʾōreg̱îm, “weavers,” was copied accidentally
Jair
4. The father of Elhanan, the giantslayer (1 Ch. 20:5). In the parallel passage (2 S. 21:19) his name is given as Jaare-oregim, but the text should be corrected to Jair, “oregim” (Heb. ʾôreg̱îm) having crept in from the line below through a copyist’s error. See also Elhanan.J. Crichton
Jair
Jair jāʹer [Heb. yāʾîr—‘may he shine’; (4) Q yāʿîr—‘may he arouse,’ K yāʿûr].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jair
JAIR1. Descendant of Manasseh (Nm 32:41), who at the time of the Conquest took several villages in the Argob region of Bashan and Gilead and called them after his own name, Havvoth-jair, meaning “Towns of Jair” (Dt 3:14; cf. Jos 13:30; 1 Kgs 4:13; 1 Chr 2:23).See also Havoth-jair, Havvoth-jair.2.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jair
Jair (jay´uhr).1 A son of the tribe of Manasseh who conquered the region of Argob in Gilead (Num. 32:41; Deut. 3:14). He captured sixty cities, which he called Havvoth-jair (Josh. 13:30; 1 Kings 4:13). In 1 Chron. 2:22, Segub of Judah is the father of Jair, and his mother is from Manasseh.2 One of
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jaare-Oregim
JAARE-OREGIM. The name given to the father of Elhanan, a Bethlehemite who killed the brother of Goliath (2 Sam 21:19). The name “Jaare-oregim” may result from a scribe having inserted the the word ’ōrɩ̂m from the next line of the same verse (an error of dittography), since the same man is also called
Jair
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
Jair
JAIR (Heb. yā’îr, ‘he enlightens’). 1. Descendant of Manasseh who, during the conquest E of the Jordan under Moses, took several villages on the border of Bashan and Gilead (Nu. 32:41) and named them *Havvoth-jair. 2. A judge who judged Israel for 22 years (Jdg. 10:3, 5). His thirty sons had thirty
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jaare-Oregim
Jaare-Oregim (Heb. yaʿărê ʾōrĕg̱ɩ̂m)A Bethlehemite, the father of Elhanan (2 Sam. 21:19). He is said to have killed Goliath at Gob. In a doublet of the passage at 1 Chr. 20:5 Elhanan kills Lahmi, Goliath’s brother; here Elhanan’s father is Jair. Jaare-oregim is probably an error. According to 2 Sam.
Jair
Jair (Heb. yāʾɩ̂r, yāʿɩ̂r)1. A son of Manasseh who captured some of the villages of the Amorites in Bashan in Transjordan and named them Havvoth-jair, “cities of Jair” (Num. 32:41; Deut. 3:14).2. Jair the Gileadite, a judge. He is said to have had 30 sons who rode on 30 donkeys and had 30 towns in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jaare-Oregim
Jaare-Oregim [jāˊə rĭ ôrˊə jĭm] (Heb. ya˓arê ˒ōreg̱îm).† The father of Elhanan (2 Sam. 21:19), called Jair in the parallel account (1 Chr. 20:5). This form apparently is the result of a scribal error inserting Heb. ˒ōreg̱îm (‘weavers”) from the end of the verse (NIV “Jair the weaver”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jair
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),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jaare-oregim
Ja´are-or´egim (forests of the weavers), 2 Sam. 21:19, a Bethlehemite, and the father of Elhanan who slew Goliath. In the parallel passage, 1 Chron. 20:5, Jair is found instead of Jaare, and Oregim is omitted. (b.c. 1063.)
Jair
Ja´ir (enlightener).1. A man who on his father’s side was descended from Judah, and on his mother’s from Manasseh. (b.c. 1451.) During the conquest he took the whole of the tract of Argob, Deut. 3:14, and in addition possessed himself of some nomad villages in Gilead, which he called after his own name
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