The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jarah (יַעְרָה‎, ya'rah). Listed as Jadah (יַעְדָּה‎, ya'dah) in some manuscripts. A son of Ahaz and a descendant of Benjamin (1 Chr 9:42). Jarah is likely the same person called “Jehoaddah” in 1 Chr 8:36.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jarah (Person)
JARAH (PERSON) [Heb yaʿrâ (יַעְרָה)]. Son of Ahaz, a descendant of King Saul of the tribe of Benjamin according to the genealogy in 1 Chr 9:42. However, the textual attestation of this name is problematic; in the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 8:36, this person is named Jehoaddah [yĕhôʿaddâ], and the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jarah. Descendant of King Saul (1 Chr 9:42); also called Jehoaddah in 1 Chronicles 8:36 (kjv Jehoadah).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jarah jāʹrə [Heb. yaʿrâ—‘honeycomb’ (?); Gk. Iada (= Heb. yaʿdâ)]. A descendant of King Saul (1 Ch. 9:42). Some Hebrew MSS have yaʿdâ, and it should probably be accepted as the correct reading, for yaʿdâ is linguistically the same as yehôʿaddâ (Jehoaddah, 1 Ch. 8:36; Gk. Iada).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
JARAH. A descendant of King Saul through Jonathan (1 Chr 9:42). Instead of this name, 1 Chr 8:36 has Jehoadah (q.v.)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jarah (Heb. yaʿrâ) (also JEHOADDAH)A Benjaminite, the son of Ahaz and father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; a descendant of Saul (1 Chr. 9:42). At 1 Chr. 8:36 he is called Jehoaddah.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jarah [jârˊə] (Heb. ya˓râ “honeycomb”). The son of Ahaz and father of Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri; a descendant of Saul (1 Chr. 9:42). At 8:36 he is called Jehoaddah.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ja´rah (honey), a descendant of Saul; son of Micah and great-grandson of Mephibosheth. 1 Chron. 9:42, comp. 40.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JARAH<ja’-ra> ([יַעְרָה‎, yàrah], “honey-comb” (?)): A descendant of King Saul (1 Ch 9:42); but the Septuagint’s Codices Vaticanus and Alexandrinus, have [ Ἰαδά, Iada] = [יַעְדָּה‎, yàdah], a name found in Septuagint of 1 Ch 8:36, where Massoretic Text has [יְהוֹעַדָּה‎, yehòaddah], Jehoaddah.
The Ultimate Who’s Who in the Bible
Jarah [Jair-uh](Hebrew origin: Forest)(1 Chronicles 9:42). Unspecified date. Jarah, a Benjamite, son of Ahaz, was a descendant of King Saul. His sons were Alemeth, Azmaveth, and Zimri. Jarah is called Jehoadah in another verse (1 Chronicles 8:36).
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JARAH (Jāʹ rah) Personal name meaning “goat.” Descendant of King Saul (1 Chron. 9:42), apparently the same as Jehoadah in 8:36, the words being spelled the same except for one similarly written letter in Hebrew (cp. 1 Chron. 10:6).
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