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Holman Bible Dictionary
(jay' uh rih-awr' ih gihm) Personal namemeaning, “forests of the weavers.” Father of Elhanan from Bethlehem, who killed Goliath. See Elhanan. Many modern Bible scholars follow early Greek translations and 1 Chronicles 20:5
and omit Oregim (REB). Others interpret Oregim as a common noun, identifying Jair as a weaver (NIV translation note). This is partly based on 2 Samuel 23:24
, where an Elhanan of Bethlehem is identified as the son of Dodo. Jaare may be an abbreviated form of Kiriath-jearim. See Kiriath-jearim
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jaare-Oregim'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/j/jaare-oregim.html. 1991.