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Jairite

Jairite

(descendant of Jair ). The IRA THE JAIRITE was a priest (Authorized Version "chief ruler") to David ( 2 Samuel 20:26 )


Bibliography Information

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

JAIRITE

ja'-er-it (ya'iri, "of Jair"):

In 2 Samuel 20:26, Ira the Jairite is "chief minister unto David." He was a descendant of Jair who was a Manassite (Numbers 32:41, etc.) and whose territory was in Gilead. Septuagint, Lucian, and Syriac suggest yattiri, "Jattirite," i.e. a native of Jattir mentioned in 1 Samuel 30:27 as one of the towns friendly to David when he was in Ziklag. It is not improbable that a native of Jattir would be given such a post by David.

See IRA, and compare 2 Samuel 23:38.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'JAIRITE'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.