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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A ruler in a synagogue near Capernaum whose 12-year-old daughter was raised from the dead by Jesus (Matt 9:18–6; Mark 5:22–43; Luke 8:41–56). All three accounts record that Jesus healed a woman on the way.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
JAIRUS (PERSON) [Gk Iairos (Ἰαιρος)]. A Greek form of the Hebrew proper name, Yāʾı̂r, “he enlightens” (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14; Josh 13:30; Judg 10:3; Esth 2:5). Jairus is identified as a “ruler of the synagogue,” (archisynagōgos), a title associated with a broad range of duties within the ancient synagogue.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jairus. Ruler of the synagogue, perhaps at Capernaum. Jairus sought Jesus among the crowds and petitioned him to come and heal his critically ill daughter. However, delayed by another healing, Jesus learned that Jairus’ daughter had died. Jesus, encouraging him not to fear but to believe, went to the
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
JAIRUS Leader of the synagogue, perhaps at Capernaum. Jairus sought Jesus among the crowds and petitioned him to come and heal his critically ill daughter. While delayed by another healing, Jesus learned that Jairus’s daughter had died. Encouraging Jairus not to fear but to believe, Jesus went on to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jairus (jay-i´ruhs), the synagogue leader who fell before the feet of Jesus and begged him to heal his only daughter who was at the point of death. When it was learned that the daughter had already died, Jairus was advised not to trouble Jesus further. Jesus encouraged Jairus with the words, “Do not
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
JAIRUS. A ruler of the synagogue whose daughter was healed by Christ (Mk. 5:21–43; Lk. 8:41–56; cf. Mt. 9:18–26). The name may be derived from Heb. yâ’îr ‘Yahweh enlightens’ (cf. Jair, Jdg. 10:3). He is named by Mark and Luke but not by Matthew. His duties included the conducting of the synagogue worship
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jairus (Gk. Iáɩ̈ros)The synagogue official (“ruler”) who begged Jesus to heal his terminally ill 12-year-old daughter (Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41). In Matthew’s version (Matt. 9:18) the ruler is anonymous, his daughter’s age is not specified, and the girl is already dead. All three Synoptic Gospels intercalate
Catholic Bible Dictionary
JAIRUS The “ruler of the synagogue” who implored Jesus to heal his dying daughter (Mark 5:21–24, 35–43; Luke 8:40–42, 49–56). Before Jesus reached the girl, she died, but Jesus said that she was merely sleeping, stressing that her death was only temporary, and raised her. Mark relates Jesus’s command