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Fausset's Bible Dictionary

Jarha

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An Egyptian; servant or slave of Sheshan of Judah, about the time of Eli; married Sheshun's daughter Ahlai, Sheshun having no sons (1 Chronicles 2:34). An extraordinary occurrence. Jarha was forefather of a chief house of the Jerahmeelites, which lasted at least until Hezekiah's time, and of which sprung Zabad and Azariah. (See ZABAD; AZARIAH.) Ahlai's descendants were called after her, as Joab, Abishai, and Asahel are called "the sons of Zeruiah" (1 Chronicles 2:16). It is an undesigned coincidence, confirming the Bible record, that the Jerahmeelites dwelt on the S. of Judah nearest Egypt, so that an Egyptian servant might naturally be in a Jerahmeelite family, such as Sheshan's was (1 Samuel 27:10).

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Jarha'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/fbd/j/jarha.html. 1949.

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