The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jerioth (יְרִיעוֹת‎, yeri'oth). A wife of Caleb the Israelite commander (1 Chr 2:18).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jerioth (Person)
JERIOTH (PERSON) [Heb yĕrı̂ʿôt (יְרִיעֹות)]. The daughter of Caleb and Azubah and the mother of Jesher, Shobab, and Ardon (1 Chr 2:18). This identification is admittedly merely the most probable among several alternatives (Braun Chronicles WBC, 39). The Vatican manuscript of the LXX represents not
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jerioth. Obscure Hebrew term in 1 Chronicles 2:18, evoking much controversy because of the difficulty of its grammatical construction. Azubah is obviously the wife of Caleb. The translation “and by Jerioth” (kjv “and of Jerioth”) would designate Jerioth as Caleb’s wife as well, although the singular
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jerioth jerʹi-oth, jerʹi-oþ [Heb. yerîʿôṯ—‘(tent-)curtains’]. The MT presents certain problems in 1 Ch. 2:18, reflected by the English versions in making Jerioth appear to be the second wife of Caleb son of Hezron. It is possible to regard Azubah as the former wife of a man named Jerioth, but it
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jerioth (Heb. yĕrɩ̂ʿôṯ)Apparently a wife of Caleb the son of Hezron (1 Chr. 2:18). The MT is not clear. Other possibilities are that Jerioth is an alternate name for Azubah or that Azubah was previously married to a man named Jerioth.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jerioth [jĕrˊĭ ŏth] (Heb. yerî˓ôṯ “tents”).† Apparently a wife of Caleb the son of Hezron (1 Chr. 2:18); the MT reading is unclear. Other possibilities are that Jerioth may be an alternate name for Azubah or that Azubah was previously married to a man named Jerioth. The JB makes Caleb the
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
JE´RIOTH (jeʹri-oth; “tent curtains”). Apparently the second wife of Caleb, the son of Hezron (1 Chron. 2:18), about 1440 b.c. The Vulg. renders this as the son of Caleb by his first-mentioned wife, and father of the sons named; but this is contrary to the Heb. text, which is closely followed by the
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
JERIOTH [JER ih ahth] (tent curtains) — the second wife, or perhaps a concubine, of Caleb, son of Hezron (1 Chr. 2:18).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
JERIOTH<jer’-i-oth>, <jer’-i-oth> ([יְרִיעוֹת‎, yerìoth], “(tent-) curtains”): In 1 Ch 2:18, where Massoretic Text is corrupt, Kittel in his commentary and in Biblical Hebrew reads “Caleb begat (children) of Azubah his wife, Jerioth.” Wellhausen (De Gent. et Fam. Jud., 33) reads, “Caleb begat
See also
Hezron Father-In-Law
Caleb Husband