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Jether


Je’ther (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. Judges 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. 2 Sam. 17:25. He is described in 1 Chron. 2:17 as an Ishmaelite, which again is more likely to be correct than the “Israelite” of the Hebrew in 2 Sam. 17.

4. The son of Jada, a descendant of Hezron, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chron. 2:32.

5. The son of Ezra. 1 Chron. 4:17.

6. The chief of a family of warriors of the line of Asher, and father of Jephunneh. 1 Chron. 7:38. He is probably the same as Ithran in the preceding verse.