A man who on his father’s side was descended from Judah, and on his mother’s from Manasseh. During, the conquest he took the whole of the tract of Argob (Deuteronomy 3:14) and in addition possessed himself of some nomad villages in Gilead, which he called after his own name Havoth-Jair (Numbers 32:41; 1 Chronicles 2:23).
Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel for two-and-twenty years (Judges 10:3-5). He had thirty sons and possessed thirty cities in the land of Gilead, which like those of their namesakes were called Havoth-jair.
A Benjamite, son of Kish and father of Mordecai (Esther 2:5)
The father of Elhanan, one of the heroes of David’s army (1 Chronicles 20:5)
Smith's Bible Names Dictionary (1866).
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