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A phrase used to describe Ira, David‘s priest (2 Sam 20:26). The phrase Jairite likely refers to Ira being a descendant of Jair and thus part of Jair’s clan (see Num 32:41).
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JAIRITE [Heb yāʾı̄rı̂ (יָאִרִי)]. An adjective used to describe Ira, one of David’s personal priests (2 Sam 20:26). The adjective refers to clan origin, Jair having been the head of a clan in the tribe of Manasseh (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14; 1 Kgs 4:13; 1 Chr 2:22, 23). The obvious problem that arises from
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Jairite (Heb. yāʾirɩ̂)A gentilic attributed to Ira, David’s priest (2 Sam. 20:26). Ira was a descendant of the Manassite Jair (1). Following the LXX and other versions some scholars prefer to read “Jattirite” (Heb. yattirɩ̂), i.e., a native of Jattir (cf. 2 Sam. 23:38 = 1 Chr. 11:40, “Ira the Ithrite”).
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