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JAIR. 1. A clan of Jairites lived on the east of Jordan who were called after Jair. This Jair was of the children of Manasseh ( Numbers 32:41 ), and if we may assume a traditional fusion a ‘judge’ ( Judges 10:3 ff.). The settlement of this clan marks a subsequent conquest to that of the west of Jordan. The gentilic Jairite is used for Ira ( 2 Samuel 20:26 ). 2. The father of Mordecai ( Esther 2:5 ), 3 . The father of Elhanan. See Elhanan, Jaare-Oregim).

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Jair'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. 1909.

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