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Ja’rib (adversary).

1. Named in the list of 1 Chron. 4:24 only, as a son of Simeon. Perhaps the same as Jachin. Gen. 46; Ex. 6; Num. 26.

2. One of the “chief men” who accompanied Ezra on his journey from Babylon to Jerusalem. Ezra 8:16. (b.c. 459.)

3. A priest of the house of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, who had married a foreign wife, and was compelled by Ezra to put her away. Ezra 10:18. (b.c. 459.)

4. 1 Macc. 14:29. A contraction or corruption of the name Joarib. ch. 2:1.