Friday, May 09, 2008

Judges 10:3–5

Judges 10:3–5: Jair


This is another short passage, about a judge named Jair. Again, not much is said about this particular judge, except that:
  • He led Israel for twenty-two years
  • He had thirty sons, who
    • rode thirty donkeys
    • controlled thirty towns, which were collectively called Havvoth Jair, or “the settlements of Jair.”


I don’t know the significance of the fact that Jair’s thirty sons rode thirty donkeys. There’s got to be some kind of cultural thing going on, but I don’t understand it. Is this a good thing, or a bad thing? Does it mean that they were rich? I really don’t know.

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