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Lexicon :: Strong's H2971 - yā'îr

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

יָאִיר Yâʼîyr, yaw-ere'; from H215; enlightener; Jair, the name of four Israelites:—Jair.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x

The KJV translates Strong's H2971 in the following manner: Jair (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 9x
The KJV translates Strong's H2971 in the following manner: Jair (9x).
  1. Jair = "he enlightens"

    1. a descendant of Manasseh who conquered many towns during the time of the conquest

    2. the Gileadite, a judge of Israel for 22 years during the time of the judges; father of 30 sons

    3. a Benjamite, son of Kish, and father of Mordecai

    4. father of Elhanan, one of David's mighty warriors

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
יָאִיר Yâʼîyr, yaw-ere'; from H215; enlightener; Jair, the name of four Israelites:—Jair.
STRONGS H2971: Abbreviations
יָאִיר proper name, masculine (he enlightens, or one giving light).
1. son of Manasseh Numbers 32:41 (twice in verse); Deuteronomy 3:14 (twice in verse); Joshua 13:30; 1 Kings 4:13; 1 Chronicles 2:22, 23.
2. a judge in Gilead Judges 10:3, 4, 5.
3. father of Mordecai Esther 2:5.
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10:3; 10:4; 10:5

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

2:22; 2:23




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Strong's Number H2971 matches the Hebrew יָאִיר (yā'îr),
which occurs 9 times in 9 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 32:41 - And Jair H2971 the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:14 - Jair H2971 the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:30 - And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, H2971 which are in Bashan, threescore cities:
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:3 - And after him arose Jair, H2971 a Gileadite, and judged Israel twenty and two years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:5 - And Jair H2971 died, and was buried in Camon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair H2971 the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:22 - And Segub begat Jair, H2971 who had three and twenty cities in the land of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:23 - And he took Geshur, and Aram, with the towns of Jair, H2971 from them, with Kenath, and the towns thereof, even threescore cities. All these belonged to the sons of Machir the father of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:5 - Now in Shushan the palace there was a certain Jew, whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair, H2971 the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjamite;
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