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jaare-oregim in Easton's Bible Dictionary

forests of the weavers, a Bethlehemite (2 Sam. 21:19), and the father of Elhanan, who slew Goliath. In 1 Chr. 20:5 called JAIR.

jaare-oregim in Smith's Bible Dictionary

jaare-oregim in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

JAAR'E-OR'EGIM (forests of the weavers), the Bethlehemite whose son Elhanan slew the brother of Goliath. 2 Sam 21:19. In 1 Chr 20:5 he appears as Jair.

jaare-oregim in Fausset's Bible Dictionary

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 Lahmiís spear is described exactly as Goliathís (<091707> 1 Samuel 17:7). (See ELHANAN ). Oregim, "weavers," is a transcriberís 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.