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Havoth-jair


Havoth-ja’ir (villages of Jair), certain villages on the east of Jordan, in Gilead or Bashan, which were taken by Jair the son of Manasseh, and called after his name. Num. 32:41; Deut. 3:14. In the records of Manasseh in Josh. 13:30 and 1 Chron. 2:23, the Havoth-jair are reckoned with other districts as making up sixty “cities.” Comp. 1 Kings 4:13. There is apparently some confusion in these different statements as to what the sixty cities really consisted of. No less doubtful is the number of the Havoth-jair. In 1 Chron. 2:22 they are specified as twenty-three, but in Judges 10:4 as thirty.