Joshua 13:30 HEB: וְכָל־ חַוֹּ֥ת יָאִ֛יר אֲשֶׁ֥ר בַּבָּשָׁ֖ן NAS: the towns of Jair, which KJV: and all the towns of Jair, which [are] in Bashan, INT: and all the towns of Jair which Bashan. Hezron is a son of Perez, son of Judah (1 Chronicles 2:22). Meaning & History Means "he shines" in Hebrew. NAS: Jair the son of Manasseh KJV: Jair the son of Manasseh INT: Jair the son of Manasseh. In the Biblical Book of Judges, Yair (Hebrew: יָאִיר‎ Yā’îr, "he enlightens") was a man from Gilead of the Tribe of Manasseh, east of the River Jordan, who judged Israel for 22 years, after the death of Tola, who had ruled of 23 years. The name Jair is of English, Hebrew origins, which means it has more than one root, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a son of Manasseh and one of the ruling judges of the Israelites. Judges 10:3 The second Jair (which is missed by every source we consulted) is a son of Segub, son of Hezron and the daughter of Machir of Gilead. Jaida - Elaborated feminine form of English unisex Jade, meaning "jade." His inheritance was in Gilead through the line of Machir, the son of Manasseh. The sources possibly confuse this Jair with the first one because this Jair too is a town owner, and most likely of the same towns as the previous Jair. Yair was the son of Segub, the son of Hezron through the daughter of Machir (1 Chronicles 2). Meaning name Jair Anglicized form of Hebrew Yaiyr, meaning "whom God enlightens." In the bible, this is the name of several characters, including a descendant of Manasseh.