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1 Kings 4:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; [even] to him [pertained] the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brazen bars);
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead (the towns of Jair, the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead were his: the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bronze bars [were] his);
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The son of Geber, in Ramoth-gilead; to him [pertained] the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and brazen bars:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Ben-Geber, in Ramoth-Gilead; he had the villages of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; he had the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, sixty great cities with walls and bars of bronze.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ben-geber, in Ramoth-gilead,—to him, belonged the towns of Jair, son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead, his, was the region of Argob which is in Bashan, sixty great cities, with walls and with bars of bronze;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Ben-Geber, in Ramoth-Gilead, hath the small towns of Jair son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; he hath a portion of Argob that [is] in Bashan, sixty great cities [with] wall and brazen bar.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Bengaber, in Ramoth Galaad: he had the town of Jair, the son of Manasses, in Galaad: he was chief in all the country of Argob, which is in Basan, threescore great cities with walls, and brazen bolts.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The sonne of Geber in Ramoth Gilead, to him [pertained] the townes of Iair the sonne of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead: to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities, with walles, and brasen barres.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The son of Naber in Raboth Gilead{gr.Galaad}, to him [fell] the lot of Ergab in Bashan{gr.Basan}, sixty great cities with walls, and brazen bars, one.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The son of Gever, in Ramoth Gilad; to him [pertained] the towns of Yair the son of Menashsheh, which [are] in Gilad; to him [also pertained] the region of Argov, which [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The son of Gever גֶּבֶר, 1127
{1127} Prime
בֶּן־גֶּבֶר
Ben-Geber
{ben-gheh'-ber}
From H1121 and H1397; son of (the) hero; Ben Geber, an Israelite.
in Rm Gil` רָמוֹת־גִּלעָד; 7433
{7433} Prime
רָאמוֹת
Ramowth
{raw-moth'}
From the plural of H7413 and H1568; heights of Gilad; Ramoth Gilad, a place East of the Jordan.
y1568
[1568] Standard
גִּלְעָד
Gil`ad
{ghil-awd'}
Probably from H1567; Gilad, a region East of the Jordan; also the name of three Israelites.
to him [pertained] the towns 2333
{2333} Prime
חַוָּה
chavvah
{khav-vaw'}
Properly the same as H2332 (lifegiving, that is, living place); by implication an encampment or village.
of Yr יָאִיר 2971
{2971} Prime
יָאִיר
Ya'iyr
{yaw-ere'}
From H0215; enlightener; Jair, the name of four Israelites.
the son 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Mna מְנַשֶּׁה, 4519
{4519} Prime
מְנַשֶּׁה
M@nashsheh
{men-ash-sheh'}
From H5382; causing to forget; Menashsheh, a grandson of jacob, also the tribe descendant from him, and its territory.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[are] in Gil` גִּלעָד; 1568
{1568} Prime
גִּלְעָד
Gil`ad
{ghil-awd'}
Probably from H1567; Gilad, a region East of the Jordan; also the name of three Israelites.
to him [also pertained] the region 2256
{2256} Prime
חֶבֶל
chebel
{kheh'-bel}
From H2254; a rope (as twisted), especially a measuring line; by implication a district or inheritance (as measured); or a noose (as of cords); figuratively a company (as if tied together); also a throe (especially of parturition); also ruin.
of Argv אַרגֹּב, 709
{0709} Prime
אַרְגֹּב
'Argob
{ar-gobe'}
From the same as H7263; stony; Argob, a district of Palestine.
which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
[is] in Bn בָּשָׁן, 1316
{1316} Prime
בָּשָׁן
Bashan
{baw-shawn'}
Of uncertain derivation; Bashan (often with the article), a region East of the Jordan.
threescore 8346
{8346} Prime
שִׁשִּׁים
shishshiym
{shish-sheem'}
Multiple of H8337; sixty.
great 1419
{1419} Prime
גָּדוֹל
gadowl
{gaw-dole'}
From H1431; great (in any sense); hence older; also insolent.
cities 5892
{5892} Prime
עִיר
`iyr
{eer}
From H5782 a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post).
with walls 2346
{2346} Prime
חוֹמָה
chowmah
{kho-maw'}
Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join; a wall of protection.
and brasen 5178
{5178} Prime
נְחֹשֶׁת
n@chosheth
{nekh-o'-sheth}
For H5154; copper; hence, something made of that metal, that is, coin, a fetter; figuratively base (as compared with gold or silver).
bars: 1280
{1280} Prime
בְּרִיחַ
b@riyach
{ber-ee'-akh}
From H1272; a bolt.
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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Kings 4:13

The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him [pertained] the towns of (d) Jair the son of Manasseh, which [are] in Gilead; to him [also pertained] the region of Argob, which [is] in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars:

(d) Which bore Jair's name, because he took them from the Canaanites, (Numbers 32:41).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
The son of Geber:
or, Ben-geber

Ramothgilead:

1 Kings 22:3 And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead [is] ours, and we [be] still, [and] take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria?
Deuteronomy 4:43 [Namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
Joshua 20:8 And on the other side Jordan by Jericho eastward, they assigned Bezer in the wilderness upon the plain out of the tribe of Reuben, and Ramoth in Gilead out of the tribe of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out of the tribe of Manasseh.
Joshua 21:38 And out of the tribe of Gad, Ramoth in Gilead with her suburbs, [to be] a city of refuge for the slayer; and Mahanaim with her suburbs,
2 Kings 9:1 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead:
2 Kings 9:14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramothgilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.

the towns:

Numbers 32:41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.
Deuteronomy 3:14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.

Argob:

Deuteronomy 3:4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Deuteronomy 3:8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that [was] on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
Deuteronomy 3:13-14 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, [being] the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants. ... Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
Psalms 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong [bulls] of Bashan have beset me round.
Psalms 68:15 The hill of God [is as] the hill of Bashan; an high hill [as] the hill of Bashan.

threescore great cities:
These were the fortified cities; their gates and bars being covered with plates of brass.
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Nu 32:41. Dt 3:4, 8, 13, 14; 4:43. Jsh 20:8; 21:38. 1K 22:3. 2K 9:1, 14. Ps 22:12; 68:15.

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