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jair


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jair 
  enlightener.  (1.)  The  son  of  Segub.  He  was  brought  up  with  his 
  mother  in  Gilead,  where  he  had  possessions  (1  Chr.  2:22).  He 
  distinguished  himself  in  an  expedition  against  Bashan,  and 
  settled  in  the  part  of  Argob  on  the  borders  of  Gilead.  The  small 
  towns  taken  by  him  there  are  called  Havoth-jair,  i.e.,  "Jair's 
  villages"  (Num.  32:41;  Deut.  3:14;  Josh.  13:30). 
 
  (2.)  The  eighth  judge  of  Israel,  which  he  ruled  for  twenty-two 
  years.  His  opulence  is  described  in  Judg.  10:3-5.  He  had  thirty 
  sons,  each  riding  on  "ass  colts."  They  had  possession  of  thirty 
  of  the  sixty  cities  (1  Kings  4:13;  1  Chr.  2:23)  which  formed  the 
  ancient  Havoth-jair. 
 
  (3.)  A  Benjamite,  the  father  of  Mordecai,  Esther's  uncle 
  (Esther  2:5). 
 
  (4.)  The  father  of  Elhanan,  who  slew  Lahmi,  the  brother  of 
  Goliath  (1  Chr.  20:5). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jair,  Jairus,  my  light;  who  diffuses  light