Jair (Hebrew: יאיר, Yāʼīr; "Name means::enlightener") (fl. 2830 AM–2852 AM) was the ninth Judge of Israel. He was a Gadite and came from the land of Gilead. He had thirty sons, and each son controlled a city in Israel. (Judges 10:3-5 )
Sadly, the combined Philistine and Ammonite oppression of Israel began in the fifth year of his term. In the thirteenth year, Eli the Ithamarite became high priest of Israel.
- ↑ Jones, Floyd M., The Chronology of the Old Testament, Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2004, p. 279
- ↑ Jones, op. cit., Chart 4