Character Study on Jerah

Character Study on Jerah

Genesis 10: And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
1 Samuel 27: And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites.
1 Samuel 30: And to them which were in Rachal, and to them which were in the cities of the Jerahmeelites, and to them which were in the cities of the Kenites,
1 Chronicles 1: And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah,
1 Chronicles 2: The sons also of Hezron, that were born unto him; Jerahmeel, and Ram, and Chelubai.
1 Chronicles 2: And the sons of Jerahmeel the firstborn of Hezron were, Ram the firstborn, and Bunah, and Oren, and Ozem, and Ahijah.
1 Chronicles 2: Jerahmeel had also another wife, whose name was Atarah; she was the mother of Onam.
1 Chronicles 2: And the sons of Ram the firstborn of Jerahmeel were, Maaz, and Jamin, and Eker.
1 Chronicles 2: And the sons of Jonathan; Peleth, and Zaza. These were the sons of Jerahmeel.
1 Chronicles 2: Now the sons of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel were, Mesha his firstborn, which was the father of Ziph; and the sons of Mareshah the father of Hebron.
1 Chronicles 24: Concerning Kish: the son of Kish was Jerahmeel.
Jeremiah 36: But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel, to take Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet: but the LORD hid them.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jerah
(jee' ruh) Personal name meaning, “moon” or “month.” A descendant of Shem, son of Noah, in the Table of Nations (Genesis 10:26 ). The moon was the chief god in South Arabia. Since the surrounding names in the list represent Arabian tribes, this probably indicates the relationshipof Semitic tribes in Arabia to the Hebrews.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jerah
The moon; month; smelling sweet
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jerah
Son of Joktan, of the family of Shem. Genesis 10:26 ; 1 Chronicles 1:20 .

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jerah
JERAH . Mentioned in the genealogies of Genesis 10:26 and 1 Chronicles 1:20 as a son of Joktan. Probably, in analogy with other names in this connexion, Jerah is to be taken as the designation of an Arabian tribe. The Arabic geographers refer to places named Warâkh, Yurâkh , and Yarâch , with any one of which it might be identified. On the other hand, in Hebrew the word signifies ‘new moon’; it may therefore be the translation of a totemic clan-name. In fact, Bochart pointed out that ‘sons of the moon’ is a patronymic still found in Arabia.

W. M. Nesbit.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jerah
The son of Joktan. (Genesis 10:26) His name is borrowed perhaps from Jerah, the moon.

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jerah
("the moon".) Joktan's fourth son, forefather of a southern Arab tribe. The fortress Yerakh in the Mahra country, to the E. of Hadramaut, seems akin in name.

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Jerah - (Genesis 10:26) His name is borrowed perhaps from Jerah, the moon
Jerah - Jerah . Probably, in analogy with other names in this connexion, Jerah is to be taken as the designation of an Arabian tribe