Jair (Jay´uhr)

1 A son of the tribe of Manasseh who conquered the region of Argob in Gilead (Num 32:41; Deut 3:14). The captured cities were called Havvoth-jair and were sixty in number (Josh 13:30; 1Kgs 4:13). In (1Chr 2:22), Segub of Judah is the father of Jair and his mother is from Manasseh. Possibly, one of the descendants of Jair is appointed David’s priest (2Sam 20:26). 2 According to another tradition (Judg 10:3-4), a judge, also of Gilead, whose thirty sons possessed thirty cities, also called Havvoth-jair. 3 The father of Mordecai, a descendant of King Saul (Esth 2:5; 1Sam 9:1). 4 The father of Elhanan (2Sam 21:19; 1Chr 20:5).

Num 32:41

41Jair son of Manasseh went and captured their villages, and renamed them Havvoth-jair.

Deut 3:14

14Jair the Manassite acquired the whole region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and he named them—that is, Bashan—after hims ... View more

Josh 13:30

30Their territory extended from Mahanaim, through all Bashan, the whole kingdom of King Og of Bashan, and all the settlements of Jair, which are in Bashan, sixt ... View more

1Kgs 4:13

13Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (he had the villages of Jair son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, and he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great ... View more

1Chr 2:22

22and Segub became the father of Jair, who had twenty-three towns in the land of Gilead.

2Sam 20:26

26and Ira the Jairite was also David's priest.

Judg 10:3-4

3After him came Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years.4He had thirty sons who rode on thirty donkeys; and they had thirty towns, which are in t ... View more

Esth 2:5

5Now there was a Jew in the citadel of Susa whose name was Mordecai son of Jair son of Shimei son of Kish, a Benjaminite.

1Sam 9:1

Saul Chosen to Be King
1There was a man of Benjamin whose name was Kish son of Abiel son of Zeror son of Becorath son of Aphiah, a Benjaminite, a man of wealth.

2Sam 21:19

19Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose s ... View more

1Chr 20:5

5Again there was war with the Philistines; and Elhanan son of Jair killed Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver's ... View more

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