Character Study on Jether

Character Study on Jether

Judges 8: And he said unto Jether his firstborn, Up, and slay them. But the youth drew not his sword: for he feared, because he was yet a youth.
1 Kings 2: Moreover thou knowest also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, and what he did to the two captains of the hosts of Israel, unto Abner the son of Ner, and unto Amasa the son of Jether, whom he slew, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war upon his girdle that was about his loins, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
1 Kings 2: And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah.
1 Chronicles 2: And Abigail bare Amasa: and the father of Amasa was Jether the Ishmeelite.
1 Chronicles 2: And the sons of Jada the brother of Shammai; Jether, and Jonathan: and Jether died without children.
1 Chronicles 4: And the sons of Ezra were, Jether, and Mered, and Epher, and Jalon: and she bare Miriam, and Shammai, and Ishbah the father of Eshtemoa.
1 Chronicles 7: And the sons of Jether; Jephunneh, and Pispah, and Ara.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Jether
(jee' thuhr) Personal name meaning, “remnant.” 1. Son of the judge Gideon who refused his father's command to kill enemy military leaders (Judges 8:20 ). 2 . Father of Amasa, army leader under Judah (1Kings 4:5,1 Kings 4:32 ), and descended from Ishmael (1 Chronicles 2:17 ; compare 2 Samuel 17:25 ). See 1 Chronicles 2:32 ). 4 . Member of tribe of Judah (1 Chronicles 4:17 ). 5 . Member of tribe of Asher (1 Chronicles 8:38 , called Ithran in 1 Chronicles 7:37 ). See Ithran .

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jether
1. Gideon's firstborn son. Judges 8:20 .

2. An Ishmeelite, father of Amasa. 1 Kings 2:5,32 ; 1 Chronicles 2:17 . He is called ITHRA,an Israelite, in 2 Samuel 17:25 . He may have been an Ishmeelite by birth, and have become a proselyte.

3. Son of Jada, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 2:32 .

4. Son of Ezra, of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:17 .

5. Descendant of Asher. 1 Chronicles 7:38 .

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Jether
He that excels
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jether
JETHER. 1. Father-in-law of Moses (RVm [Note: Revised Version margin.] of Exodus 4:18 E [Note: Elohist.] ), prob. a mistake for Jethro . 2. Eldest son of Gideon ( Judges 8:20 ). 3. An Ishmaelite, father of Amasa ( 1 Kings 2:5 ; 1Ki 2:32 , 1 Chronicles 2:17 . See Ithra). 4. 5. Two men of Judah ( 1 Chronicles 2:32 ; 1 Chronicles 4:17 ). 6. A man of Asher ( 1 Chronicles 7:38 ); called in 1 Chronicles 7:37 Ithran , the name of an Edomite clan ( Genesis 36:26 ).

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Jether
Surplus; excellence.
Father-in-law of Moses (Exodus 4:18 marg.), called elsewhere Jethro (q.v.).



The oldest of Gideon's seventy sons ( Judges 8:20 ).



The father of Amasa, David's general (1 Kings 2:5,32 ); called Ithra (2 Samuel 17:25 ).



1 Chronicles 7:38 .



1 Chronicles 2:32 ; one of Judah's posterity.



1 Chronicles 4:17 .


Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Jether
1. Gideon's oldest son. Afraid as a youth to slay Zebah and Zalmunna at his father's bidding. Slain by Abimelech (Judges 8:20; Judges 9:5).

2. Same as Ithra and Abigail. (See ITHRA; ABIGAIL.)

3. 1 Chronicles 2:32.

4. 1 Chronicles 4:17. Quaest. Hebrew in Paralipomena makes Ezra Amram, J. Aaron.

5. Ithran (1 Chronicles 7:38).

Sentence search

Ithra - See Jether
Ithrite - (ihth' rite) Clan name meaning, “of Jether. ” Descendants of Jether or Jethro (Exodus 4:18 ) or a clan whose home was Kiriath-jearim (1 Chronicles 2:53 )
Pispah - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
Ara - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
a'ra - (lion ), one of the sons of Jether, the head of a family of Asherites
Jephunneh - A son of Jether an Asherite ( 1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Jephunneh - Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher
Ithran - An Asherite chief ( 1 Chronicles 7:37 ), probably identical with Jether of the following verse
Ithra - He is described as an Israelite in 2 Samuel 17:25 , but the better reading is ‘ Jether the Ishmaelite’ ( 1 Chronicles 2:17 )
is'Raelite - In ( 2 Samuel 17:25 ) Ithra, the father of Amasa, is called "an Israelite," while in (1 Chronicles 2:17 ) he appears as "Jether the Ishmaelite
Jephunneh - In 1 Chronicles 7:38 , one of the sons of Jether in tribe of Asher
Ith'Rite - (belonging to Jether ) , The, the designation of two of the members of David's guard, Ira and Gareb
Ithran - He may be the same as the similarly spelled Jether (1 Chronicles 7:38 )
Abigail - A sister or half sister of David: she was the mother of Amasa by a man named Ithra or Jether, described both as an Israelite and an Ishmeelite. See Jether...
Ithra - Ithra is called Jether in some Greek and Old Latin manuscripts as well as in 1Kings 2:5,1 Kings 2:32 ; 1 Chronicles 2:17 . Some modern translations thus read Jether in 2 Samuel 17:25 (TEV, NIV)
Jephun'Neh - ) ... A descendant of Asher, eldest of the three sons of Jether
Reuel - ), then this may be regarded as his proper name, and Jether or Jethro (i
Iturae'a - (land of Jether ), a small province on the northwestern border of Palestine, lying along the base of Mount Hermon, only mentioned in ( Luke 3:1 ) Jetur the son of Ishmael gave his name like the rest of his brethren, to the little province he colonized
Ithra - Jether or Ithra had "gone in to," i
Amasa - Son of Ithra,or Jether, by David's sister Abigail, whom Absalom in his revolt made captain of his army
Jether - Jether
am'Asa -
Son of Ithra, or Jether, by Abigail, David's sister
ab'Igail - By her he had a son, called Chileab in (2 Samuel 3:3 ) but Daniel in (1 Chronicles 3:1 ) ... A sister of David, married to Jether the Ishmaelite , and mother, by him , of Amasa
Abigail - A sister of David, married to Jether the Ishmaelite, and mother, by him, of Amasa
Abigail - "
The sister of David, and wife of Jether an Ishmaelite (1Chronicles 2:16,17)
Amasa - Son (seemingly illegitimate) of Jether or Ithra, an Ishmaelite, by Abigail, David's sister (2 Samuel 17:25; 1 Chronicles 2:15-17). ) Joined his rebellion, probably because neglected by David (as appears from his not being mentioned previously) on account of his Ishmaelite parentage (Zeruiah occurs always without mention of her husband; but Abigail always with her husband Jether, as though in disparagement)
je'Ther - ) Jether is another form of ITHRA
Amasa - David's nephew, the son of Abigail, David's sister, and Jether an Ishmaelite
Zebah - Gideon commands Jether, his eldest son, to slay them, but being only a youth he is afraid; so the kings ask Gideon himself to kill them; he does so, and takes the crescents from the necks of their camels
Jethro - JETHRO (once, Exodus 4:18 a Jether )
Amasa - His father was either Ithra an Israelite (2 Samuel 17:25 ) or Jether the Ishmaelite (1 Chronicles 2:17 )
Abigail - A sister of David, daughter of Nahash; wife of Jether or Ithra, an Ishmaelite, rather seduced by him (See ITHRA); mother of Amasa (1 Chronicles 2:15-17)
Abigail - Sister of David and the mother of Amasa (1 Chronicles 2:16-17 ), married to Jether, an Ishmaelite (also called Ithra)
Absalom - Amasa, son of Abigail, David's sister, and Jether, an Ishmaelite, owing to David's neglect of him, and preference of his other sister Zeruiah's sons (probably because of his Ishmaelite fatherhood), was tempted to join the rebellion, and Ahithophel of Giloh also, because of his granddaughter Bathsheba's wrong (2 Samuel 11:8; 2 Samuel 23:34)
Marriage - Amasa was the son of Jether, an Ishmaelite, by Abigail, David's sister; and Solomon, in the beginning of his reign, married Pharaoh's daughter
David - Jesse's wife, David's mother, is not named; but Nahash her former husband is the one by whom she had two daughters, David's half-sisters: Zeruiah, mother of Abishai, Joab and Asahel; and Abigail, mother of Amasa by Jether or Ithra (1 Chronicles 2:13-17; 2 Samuel 17:25)