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A Gileadite who judged Israel for 22 years before dying and being buried in Kamon; the father of 30 sons (Judg 10:3–5).
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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. 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
2. One of the judges. He is said to have had thirty sons, who rode on thirty ass colts, and who had as many cities, known as Havvoth-jair (Jgs. 10:3f.). He was probably a descendant of the person mentioned above (1).
Jair jāʹer [Heb. yāʾîr—‘may he shine’; (4) Q yāʿîr—‘may he arouse,’ K yāʿûr].
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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),
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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