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        2 Samuel 21:19. Father of Elhanan, a Bethlehemite, who
        slew Goliath (KJV "the brother of Goliath," to accord with
        <132005> 1 Chronicles 20:5 and not to contradict 1 Samuel 17
        where David kills Goliath). But the true reading is <132005> 1
        Chronicles 20:5: "Elhanan, the son of Jair, slew Lahmi (eth
        Lahmi being altered into Bethlehemi), the brother of Goliath
        (eth Goliath being substituted for ahiy Goliath ). The change
        was the more readily made as Lahmi's spear is described
        exactly as Goliath's (<091707> 1 Samuel 17:7). (See
        ELHANAN ). Oregim, "weavers," is a transcriber's accidental
        interpolation after "Jair," taken from the latter part of the verse. The ancient
        versions agree with the present Hebrew text, which shows the
        error is of very ancient date.
Bibliography Information
Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'jaare-oregim' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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