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Zair meaning

צעיר
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🔼The name Zair in the Bible

The name Zair occurs just once in the Bible. It's the name of a place where king Joram crossed over to in order to thwart an Edomite lunge for independence (2 Kings 8:21). The Edomites were apparently under Judaic control but had decided to proclaim their own king. Joram's brutal intervention triggered Edom's perpetual revolt, which in turn seems to have triggered the revolt of Libnah (2 Kings 8:22).

🔼Etymology of the name Zair

The name Zair is identical to the adjective צעיר (sa'ir), meaning small or young:

🔼Zair meaning

For a meaning of the name Zair, both NOBSE Study Bible Name List and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names read Little. BDB Theological Dictionary does not translate our name but does confirm that it is identical to the adjective צעיר (sa'ir).

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