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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.
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.
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon, Unabridged, Electronic Database.
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10:3; 10:4; 10:5

1 Kings


1 Chronicles

2:22; 2:23




Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

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 - Jair H2971 the son of Manasseh went and took its [fn]towns, and called them [fn]Havvoth-jair.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:14 - “Jair H2971 the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, that is, Bashan, and named [fn]it after his own name: [fn]Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.)
Unchecked Copy BoxJos 13:30 - Their territory was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the [fn]towns of Jair H2971, which are in Bashan, sixty cities;
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:3 - After him, Jair H2971 the Gileadite rose up and judged Israel for twenty-two years.
Unchecked Copy BoxJdg 10:5 - And Jair H2971 died and was buried in Kamon.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 4:13 - Ben-geber in Ramoth-gilead (the villages of Jair H2971, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead were his: the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars were his);
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:22 - Segub fathered Jair H2971, who had twenty-three cities in the land of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 2:23 - But Geshur and Aram took [fn]the villages of Jair H2971 from them, with Kenath and its villages, sixty settlements. All of these were the sons of Machir, the father of Gilead.
Unchecked Copy BoxEst 2:5 - There was a Jew at the citadel in Susa whose name was Mordecai, the son of Jair H2971, the son of Shimei, the son of Kish, a Benjaminite,

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