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Bible Names H-M: Jether


Jether in Easton's Bible Dictionary surplus; excellence. (1.) Father-in-law of Moses (Ex. 4:18 marg.), called elsewhere Jethro (q.v.). (2.) The oldest of Gideon's seventy sons (Judg. 8:20). (3.) The father of Amasa, David's general (1 Kings 2:5, 32); called Ithra (2 Sam. 17:25). (4.) 1 Chr. 7:38. (5.) 1 Chr. 2:32; one of Judah's posterity. (6.) 1 Chr. 4:17.

Jether in Hitchcock's Bible Names he that excels

Jether in Naves Topical Bible -1. Son of Gideon, "was afraid" to kill the Midianite kings Jud 8:20 -2. An Ishmaelite who married David's sister 1Ki 2:5,32; 1Ch 2:17 Called ITHRA 2Sa 17:25 -3. A son of Jada 1Ch 2:32 -4. A son of Ezra 1Ch 4:17 -5. A chief of the line of Asher 1Ch 7:38

Jether in Smiths Bible Dictionary (his excellence). 1. Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. Ex 4:18 (B.C. 1530.) 2. The first-born of Gideon's seventy sons. Jud 8:20 (B.C. 1256.) 3. The father of Amasa, captain-general of Absalom's army. (B.C. 1023.) Jether is another form of ITHRA. 2Sa 17:25 He is described in 1Ch 2:17 as an Ishmaelite, which again is more likely to be correct than the "Israelite" of the Hebrew in 2Sa 17:1 ... 4. The son of Jada, a descendant of Hezron, of the tribe of Judah. 1Ch 2:32 5. The son of Ezra. 1Ch 2:32 6. The chief of a family of warriors of the line of Asher, and father of Jephunneh. 1Ch 7:38 He is probably the same as ITHRAN in the preceding verse.

Jether in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE je'-ther (yether, "abundance"): (1) Ex 4:18 the Revised Version margin, King James Version, margin. See JETHRO. (2) Gideon's eldest son (Jdg 8:20), who was called upon by his father to slay Zebah and Zalmunnah, but "feared, because he was yet a youth." The narrative there (Jdg 8:4 ff) should be connected with that of Jdg 6:34, where Gideon is followed by his clan, and not with that of Jdg 7, where he has 300 picked men. The captives would be taken to Orpah, Gideon's home, and slain there. (3) Father of Amasa (1 Ki 2:5,32); he was an Ishmaelite according to 1 Ch 2:17 = "Ithra, the Israelite" of 2 Sam 17:25, where "the Ishmaelite" should be read for "the Israelite." (4) A Jerahmeelite (1 Ch 2:32 twice). (5) A Judahite (1 Ch 4:17). (6) A man of Asher (1 Ch 7:38) = "Ithran" of 1 Ch 7:37. David Francis Roberts

Jether in Wikipedia Jether is a name mentioned several times in the Hebrew Bible. It means: surplus; excellence. Father-in-law of Moses (Ex. 4:18 marg.), called elsewhere Jethro. The oldest of Gideon's seventy sons (Judg. 8:20). The father of Amasa, David's general (1 Kings 2:5, 32); called Ithra (2 Sam. 17:25). 1 Chr. 7:38. 1 Chr. 2:32; one of Judah's posterity. 1 Chr. 4:17.

Jether Scripture - 1 Chronicles 2:17 And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa [was] Jether the Ishmeelite.

Jether Scripture - 1 Kings 2:32 And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing [thereof, to wit], Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.

Jether Scripture - 1 Kings 2:5 Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, [and] what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that [was] about his loins, and in his shoes that [were] on his feet.

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