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Jair (father of Mordecai)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jair, Father of Mordecai
Jair, Father of Mordecai (יָאִיר‎, ya'ir). The son of Shimei and father of Mordecai. The uncle of Esther. A descendant of Benjamin (Esth 2:5).
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
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
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
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
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
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
See also
Relatives
Shimei Father
Mordecai Son
Kish Grandfather