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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Jair

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1. Son of Segub, a descendant of Judah but called 'son of Manasseh' from his mother the daughter of Machir. He is also called one of 'the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.' He conquered the territory of Argob with some towns, which he called HAVOTH-JAIR, 'the towns of Jair.' Numbers 32:41 ; Deuteronomy 3:14 ; Joshua 13:30 ; 1 Kings 4:13 ; 1 Chronicles 2:22,23 .

2. A Gileadite who judged Israel twenty-two years. Judges 10:3-5 . He had thirty sons, who had thirty cities in the land of Gilead, which were also called 'HAVOTH-JAIR.'

3. A Benjamite, father of Mordecai. Esther 2:5 .

4. Father of Elhanan who slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath. 1 Chronicles 20:5 . He is called JAARE-OREGIM in 2 Samuel 21:19 .

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Jair'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/j/jair.html. 1897.

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