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GREEK: 2383 Iaeirov Iaeiros Iairov Iairos
NAVE: Jairus
EBD: Jairus
SMITH: JAIRUS
ISBE: JAIRUS (1) JAIRUS (2)
PORTRAITS: Jairus
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Jairus

In Bible versions:

Jairus: NET AVS NIV NRSV NASB TEV
a synagogue official whose daughter was healed by Jesus
Arts:
Arts Topics: At the House of Jairus; Jairus Implores Christ's Help

Greek

Strongs #2383: Iaeirov Iaeiros Iairov Iairos

Jairus = "whom God enlightens"

1) a ruler of a synagogue, probably near the western shore of the Sea
of Galilee

2383 Iaeiros ee-ah'-i-ros

of Hebrew origin (2971); Jairus (i.e. Jair), an Israelite:-Jairus.
see HEBREW for 02971

Jairus [EBD]

a ruler of the synagogue at Capernaum, whose only daughter Jesus restored to life (Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41). Entering into the chamber of death, accompanied by Peter and James and John and the father and mother of the maiden, he went forward to the bed whereon the corpse lay, and said, Talitha cumi, i.e., "Maid, arise," and immediately the spirit of the maiden came to her again, and she arose straightway; and "at once to strengthen that life which had come back to her, and to prove that she was indeed no ghost, but had returned to the realities of a mortal existence, he commanded to give her something to eat" (Mark 5:43).

Jairus [NAVE]

JAIRUS
A ruler of the synagogue in Capernaum, Matt. 9:18.
Daughter of, restored to life, Matt. 9:18, 23-26; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56.

JAIRUS [SMITH]

(whom God enlightens).
  1. A ruler of a synagogue, probably in some town near the western shore of the Sea of Galilee. (Matthew 9:18; Mark 5:22; Luke 8:41) (A.D. 28.)
  2. (Esther 11:2) [JAIR, 3]

JAIRUS (1) [ISBE]

JAIRUS (1) - ja'-i-rus, ja-i'-rus (Iaeiros; 1 Esdras 5:31; Additions to Esther 11:2).

See AIRUS; JAIR.

JAIRUS (2) [ISBE]

JAIRUS (2) - ja'-i-rus, ja-i'-rus (Iaeiros): A ruler in a synagogue near Capernaum whose only daughter, aged about 12 years, was raised from the dead by Jesus (Mt 9:18-26; Mk 5:22-43; Lk 8:41-56). The accounts of the miracle are substantially the same, but vary in detail. According to Mark and Luke the arrival of Jairus in Capernaum fell immediately after the return of Jesus from Gadara, but according to Matthew the sequence of events was that Jesus had returned to Capernaum, had called Matthew, had joined the feast of the publicans, and had just finished His discourse on fasting when Jairus came to Him. Matthew and Mark both testify to the great faith of Jairus, who besought of Jesus that He should but lay His hand upon the maid and she should live. According to Matthew she was already dead when Jairus came to Capernaum; according to the others she was on the point of death; but all agree as to her death before the arrival of Jesus and His followers at her abode. Matthew implies that Jesus alone was present at the actual raising; Mark and Luke state that Peter, James, John and the parents were also there. The healing of the woman with the issue of blood by Jesus on the way is given by all.

C. M. Kerr




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