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Jether

Jether [N] [H] [S]

surplus; excellence.

  • Father-in-law of Moses ( Exodus 4:18 marg.), called elsewhere Jethro (q.v.).

  • The oldest of Gideon's seventy sons ( Judges 8:20 ).

  • The father of Amasa, David's general ( 1 Kings 2:5 1 Kings 2:32 ); called Ithra ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ).

  • 1 Chronicles 7:38 .

  • 1 Chronicles 2:32 ; one of Judah's posterity.

  • 1 Chronicles 4:17 .

    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
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Jether". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Jether [N] [E] [S]

    he that excels
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

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

    Jether [N] [E] [H]

    (his excellence ).

    1. Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. ( Exodus 4:18 ) (B.C. 1530.)
    2. The first-born of Gideons seventy sons. ( Judges 8:20 ) (B.C. 1256.)
    3. The father of Amasa, captain-general of Absaloms army. (B.C. 1023.) Jether is another form of ITHRA. ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) He is described in ( 1 Chronicles 2:17 ) as an Ishmaelite, which again is more likely to be correct than the "Israelite" of the Hebrew in ( 2 Samuel 17:1 ) ...
    4. The son of Jada, a descendant of Hezron, of the tribe of Judah. ( 1 Chronicles 2:32 )
    5. The son of Ezra. ( 1 Chronicles 2:32 )
    6. The chief of a family of warriors of the line of Asher, and father of Jephunneh. ( 1 Chronicles 7:38 ) He is probably the same as ITHRAN in the preceding verse.

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

    Bibliography Information

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

    JETHER

    je'-ther (yether, "abundance"):

    (1) Exodus 4:18 the Revised Version margin, King James Version, margin.

    See JETHRO.

    (2) Gideon's eldest son (Judges 8:20), who was called upon by his father to slay Zebah and Zalmunnah, but "feared, because he was yet a youth." The narrative there (Judges 8:4) should be connected with that of Judges 6:34, where Gideon is followed by his clan, and not with that of Judges 7, where he has 300 picked men. The captives would be taken to Orpah, Gideon's home, and slain there.

    (3) Father of Amasa (1 Kings 2:5,32); he was an Ishmaelite according to 1 Chronicles 2:17 = "Ithra, the Israelite" of 2 Samuel 17:25, where "the Ishmaelite" should be read for "the Israelite."

    (4) A Jerahmeelite (1 Chronicles 2:32 twice).

    (5) A Judahite (1 Chronicles 4:17).

    (6) A man of Asher (1 Chronicles 7:38) = "Ithran" of 1 Chronicles 7:37.

    David Francis Roberts


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