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
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
-2. An Ishmaelite who married David's sister
1Ki 2:5,32; 1Ch 2:17
-3. A son of Jada
-4. A son of Ezra
-5. A chief of the line of Asher
Jether in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Jethro, the father-in-law of Moses. Ex 4:18 (B.C.
2. The first-born of Gideon's seventy sons. Jud 8:20
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,
(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
(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
(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
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
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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