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