Jaare-oregim (father of Elhanan)
Jaare-oregim • Jair
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
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jaareoregim [Jay-uh-ree-ohr-uh-kim](Hebrew origin: Wood of weavers)(2 Samuel 21:19). 10th century b.c. Jaareoregim was the father of Elhanan, a Bethlehemite who killed Lahmi, the brother of Goliath, the Philistine giant, in the battle of Gob. The first book of Chronicles calls him Jair (1 Chronicles
Jair [Jair](Hebrew origin: Enlightener)(Numbers 32:41). 12th century b.c. Jair, of the tribe of Manasseh, conquered several small towns in the region of Gilead and called them, after his name, Havothjair.(Judges 10:3). 11th century b.c. Jair, a Gileadite, became judge over Israel after Tola. He judged
All the People in the Bible: An A–Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, and Other Characters in Scripture
Jair [-er] (יאיר, “May [God] Shine Forth”) (1) a son of Manasseh; eponymous ancestor of the Jairites (2 Sam. 20:26) (2) a Gileadite judge (Judg. 10:3) (3) a Benjaminite ancestor of Mordecai (Esth. 2:5) (4) father of Elhanan (1) (1 Chron. 20:5)
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
JAIR, JAIRITE jay´uhr, jay´uh-rit [יָאִירyaʾir, יָאִירִיyaʾiri]. Means “may he shine” or “may he arouse.” 1. A son/descendant of Manasseh (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14; Josh 13:30; 1 Kgs 4:13; 1 Chr 2:22), who took several villages in Gilead during the Israelite conquest. As the son of Segub of Judah, the
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