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Jaare-Oregim

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jā´a - rē̇ - ôr´ē̇ - jim , - ôr´e - gim ( יעריה ארגים , ya‛ărē'ōreghı̄m ): In 2 Samuel 21:19 , given as the name of a Bethlehemite, father of Elhanan, who is said to have slain Goliath the Gittite (compare 1 Sam 17). The name is not likely to be a man's name; the second part means "weavers" and occurs also as the last word of the verse in the Massoretic Text, so it is probably a scribal error here due to repetition. The first part is taken to be (1) an error for יעיר , yā‛ı̄r (see JAIR ), which is to be read in the parallel section in 1 Chronicles 20:5; (2) in 2 Samuel 23:24 Elhanan is the son of Dodo, also a Bethlehemite, and Klostermann would read here Dodai as the name of Elhanan's father.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jaare-Oregim'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/j/jaare-oregim.html. 1915.

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