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Havoth-jair

Havoth-jair [N] [H]

hamlets of the enlightener a district in the east of Jordan.

  • Jair, the son of Manasseh, took some villages of Gilead and called them by this name ( Numbers 32:41 ).

  • Again, it is said that Jair "took all the tract of Argob," and called it Bashanhavoth-jair ( Deuteronomy 3:14 ). (See also Joshua 13:30 ; 1 Kings 4:13 ; 1 Chronicles 2:22 1 Chronicles 2:23 .)

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Havoth-jair". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Havoth-jair [N] [E]

    the villages that enlighten
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Havoth-jair'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Havoth-jair

    (villages of Jair ), certain villages on the east of Jordan, in Gilead or Bashan, which were taken by Jair the son of Manasseh, and called after his name. ( Numbers 32:41 ; 3:14 ) In the records of Manasseh in ( Joshua 13:30 ) and 1Chr 2:23 the Havoth-jair are reckoned with other districts as making up sixty "cities." Comp. ( 1 Kings 4:13 ) There is apparently some confusion in these different statements as to what the sixty cities really consisted of. No less doubtful is the number of the Havoth-Jair. In ( 1 Chronicles 2:22 ) they are specified as twenty-three, but in ( Judges 10:4 ) as thirty.


    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Havothjair'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.