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JAIRUS (= Jair). This Greek form of the name is used in the Apocrypha (Ad. Est 11:2) for Mordecai’s father Jair ( Esther 2:5 ); and ( 1Es 5:31 ) for the head of a family of Temple servants. In NT it is the name of the ruler of the synagogue whose daughter Jesus raised from the dead ( Mark 5:22 , Luke 8:41 ). In || Mt. ( Matthew 9:18 ) he is not named. The story of this raising comes from the ‘Petrine tradition.’

A. J. Maclean.

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

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