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Jarha
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jarha
Jarha (יַרְחָע‎, yarcha'). An Egyptian slave owned by Sheshan, a descendant of Judah (1 Chr 2:34–35). He married Ahlai, Sheshan’s daughter, so that Sheshan’s family line could continue. For further information and details regarding the translation difficulty at 1 Chr 2:31, see this article: Ahlai, Daughter
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jarha (Person)
JARHA (PERSON) [Heb yarhāʿ (יַרְהָע)]. An Egyptian slave of Sheshan, who married his master’s daughter (Ahlai?) and became the founder of a house of the Jerahmeelites (1 Chr 2:34, 35) cf v 31. No additional information is provided for this Egyptian. His 13 descendants can not be identified with any
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jarha
Jarha. Egyptian slave of Sheshan, Jerahmeel’s descendant, who was given his master’s daughter in marriage. Sheshan did this because he had no sons (1 Chr 2:34, 35).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jarha
Jarha järʹhə [Heb. yarḥā̀]. An Egyptian slave of Sheshan, about Eli’s time, who married his master’s daughter and became the founder of a house of the Jerahmeelites (1 Ch. 2:34f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jarha
JARHA Egyptian servant of Sheshan, Jerahmeel’s descendant, who was given his master’s daughter in marriage. Sheshan did this because he had no sons (1 Chr 2:34–35).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jarha
JARHA. An Egyptian slave to whom his master Sheshan ofJudah, not having a living son, gave his daughter as a wife (1 Chr 2:34–35; cf. v. 31). Sheshan may first have legally adopted Jarha in light of customs revealed in tablets from Nuzu (q.v.).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jarha
Jarha (Heb. yarḥāʿ)An Egyptian slave belonging to Sheshan the Jerahmeelite (1 Chr. 2:34). Because Sheshan had no sons, he gave his daughter as a wife to Jarha in order to produce an heir (1 Chr. 2:35; cf. Exod. 21:4).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jarha
Jarha [järˊhə] (Heb. yarḥā˓). An Egyptian slave belonging to Sheshan the Jerahmeelite (1 Chr. 2:34). Because Sheshan had no sons, he gave his daughter as a wife to Jarha in order to produce an heir (v. 35; cf. Exod. 21:4).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jarha
Jar´ha, the Egyptian servant of Sheshan, about the time of Eli, to whom his master gave his daughter and heir in marriage. 1 Chron. 2:34, 35. (b.c. before 1491.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jarha
JAR´HA (jarʹha). The Egyptian slave of Sheshan, a descendant of Jerahmeel. He was married to the daughter of his master, and, in consequence, obtained his freedom. Because Sheshan had no sons, his descendants were traced through this connection (1 Chron. 2:34–41).
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Jarha
JARHA [JAHR huh] — an Egyptian servant of a man of Judah, Sheshan (1 Chr. 2:34–35). Sheshan gave his daughter in marriage to Jarha, and she later gave birth to Attai.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JARHA
JARHA<jar’-ha> ([יַרְחָע‎, yarchà], meaning unknown): An Egyptian slave of Shesham, about Eli’s time (compare HPN, 235), who married his master’s daughter, and became the founder of a house of the Jerahmeelites (1 Ch 2:34 ff).
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