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Reference: Jairus


This Greek form of the name is used in the Apocrypha (Ad. Est 11:2) for Mordecai's father Jair (Es 2:5); and (1Es 5:31) for the head of a family of Temple servants. In NT it is the name of the ruler of the synagogue whose daughter Jesus raised from the dead (Mr 5:22; Lu 8:41). In || Mt. (Mt 9:18) he is not named. The story of this raising comes from the 'Petrine tradition.'

A. J. Maclean.

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