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Strong's #3500 - יֶתֶר

the same as (H3499)
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Jether = “abundance”

1) father-in-law of Moses

2) oldest son of Gideon

3) father of Jephunneh and the chief of a line of warriors of the line of Asher

4) father of Amasa, the commander of Absalom’s army

5) son of Jada, a descendant of Hezron, of the tribe of Judah

6) a son of Ezra, a Judaite

Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (9)
Exodus 1
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
NAS (9)
Exodus 1
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
HCS (9)
Exodus 1
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
BSB (8)
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
ESV (8)
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
WEB (9)
Exodus 1
Judges 1
1 Kings 2
1 Chronicles 5
Brown-Driver-Briggs Expanded Definition
 III. יֶ֫תֶר proper name, masculine ( abundance; on form and meaning of this and the following proper name see Lag BN 52,198) —

1 father of Moses' wife Exodus 4:18 a (E; probably text error, elsewhere יִתְרוֺ, q. v.)

2 eldest son of Gideon Judges 8:20, ᵐ5 Ιεθερ.

3 father of Amasa 1 Kings 2:5,32; 1 Chronicles 2:17, ᵐ5 Ιεθερ; = יִתְרָא 2 Samuel 17:25, ᵐ5 Ιοθερ, Ιοθορ; ᵐ5 L Ιεθερ.

4 men of Judah, ᵐ5 Ιεθερ:

a. 1 Chronicles 2:32 (twice in verse).

b. 1 Chronicles 4:17.

5 a man of Asher 1 Chronicles 7:38 ( = יִתְרָן 1 Chronicles 7:37), ᵐ5 Ιεθερ, A Ιεθηρ, ᵐ5 L [ 1 Chronicles 7:39] Εθραν.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.All rights reserved. Used by permission. BibleSoft.com
Gesenius' Hebrew and Chaldee Definition

יֶתֶר with suff. יִתְרוֹ m.

(1)  a cord, a rope, prop. something hanging over, redundant, so called from hanging over, hanging down; see the root No.1. (Arab. وَتَرُ id. a bow string, harp string), Jud. 167 Judges 16:7, seq. Specially

(a) used of the cords which in pitching a tent fasten the curtains to the stakes. Metaph. Job 4:21, נִסַּע יִתְרָם בָּם “their cords are torn away,” their tents are removed, i.e. they die (comp. the metaphor of a tent, verse 19 Job 4:19; Isaiah 38:12).

(b) of the string of a bow, Psalms 11:2.

(c) of a cord used as a bridle; Job 30:11 כתיב, יִתְרוֹ פִתַּח “he looses his bridle,” or coll. “they loose their bridle,” i.e. they are unbridled, unrestrained; קרי, יִתְרִי they loose my bridle, i.e. the rein which I put on them, or the reverence owed to me.

(2) abundance, Psalms 17:14; Job 22:20 adv. abundantly, very, Isaiah 56:12; Daniel 8:9 עַל יֶתֶר abundantly, enough and more, Psalms 31:24.

(3) remainder, rest, residue; יֶתֶר הָעָם the rest of the people, Judges 7:6; 2 Samuel 10:10, יֶתֶר דִּבְרֵי שׁ׳ the rest of the acts of Solomon, 1 Kings 11:41 compare 1 Kings 14:19. But Joel 1:4, יֶתֶר הָאַרְבֶּה “that which the locust has left.”

(4) that which exceeds measure or limit, whence adv. besides (i.q. יוֹתֵר 2, c); hence eminence, excellence, Proverbs 17:7. Concr. that which is excellent, or first, Genesis 49:3.

(5) [Jether, Jethro], pr.n. m.

(a) Judges 8:20.

(b) 1 Chronicles 2:32.

(c) 1 Chronicles 4:17.

(d) 1 Chronicles 7:38, for which there is יִתְרָן verse 37 1 Chronicles 7:37.

(e) the father-in-law of Moses, elsewhere called יִתְרוֹ Exodus 4:18.

(f) 1 Kings 2:5, for which there is יִתְרָא 2 Samuel 17:26. Patron. יִתְרִי 2 Samuel 23:38.

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List of Word Forms
יֶ֑תֶר יֶ֖תֶר יֶ֙תֶר֙ יֶ֥תֶר יתר לְיֶ֣תֶר ליתר lə·ye·ṯer leYeter ləyeṯer ye·ṯer yeter yeṯer
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