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Jairites
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jairites
Jairites (יָאִרִי‎, ya'iriy). 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).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jairite
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
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jairite
Jairite. Descendant of Jair from Manasseh’s tribe (2 Sm 20:26).See Jair #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jairite
Jairite jāʹe-rīt [Heb. yāʾirî—‘of Jair’]. In 2 S. 20:26, Ira the Jairite is “David’s priest.” He was a descendant of Jair who was a Manassite (Nu. 32:41, etc.) and whose territory was in Gilead. LXX, Lucian, and Syr suggest Heb. yattirî, “Jattirite,” a native of Jattir mentioned in 1 S. 30:27 as
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jairite
JAIRITE Descendant of Jair from Manasseh’s tribe (2 Sm 20:26). See Jair #1.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jairite
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”).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jairite
Jairite [jāˊə rīt] (Heb. yā˒irî).† A gentilic attributed to Ira, David’s priest (2 Sam. 20:26). Ira was a descendant of Jair the Manassite of Gilead (see Jair 1). Following the LXX and other versions, some scholars prefer to read “Jattirite” (Heb. yattirî), i.e., a native of Jattir (e.g.,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jairite
Ja´irite (descendant of Jair), The. Ira the Jairite was a priest (Authorized Version “chief ruler”) to David. 2 Sam. 20:26.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JAIRITE
JAIRITE<ja’-er-it> ([יָאִרִי‎, ya’iri], “of Jair”): In 2 Sam 20:26, Ira the Jairite is “chief minister unto David.” He was a descendant of Jair who was a Manassite (Nu 32:41, etc.) and whose territory was in Gilead. Septuagint, Lucian, and Syriac suggest [יַתִּרִי‎, yattiri], “Jattirite,” i.e.
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jairite
JAIRITE (Jāʹ ĩr īt) Member of clan of Jair probably from Havvoth-jair, though possibly from Kiriath-jearim (2 Sam. 20:26). See Jair.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Jairite
Jairite jay’uh-rit (יָאִרִיH3285, “of Jair”). A gentilic referring apparently to someone who descended from Jair #1. It is used to identify Ira, a priest (or royal adviser) of David (2 Sam. 20:26).