Jadon Judge, a Meronothite who assisted in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem (Neh 3:7).
Jael Mountain-goat, the wife of Heber the Kenite (Jdg 4:17). When the Canaanites were defeated by Barak, Sisera, the captain of Jabin's army, fled and sought refuge with the friendly tribe of Heber, beneath the oaks of Zaanaim. As he drew near, Jael invited him to enter her tent. He did so, and as he lay wearied on the floor he fell into a deep sleep. She then took in her left hand one of the great wooden pins ("nail") which fastened down the cords of the tent, and in her right hand the mallet, or "hammer," used for driving it into the ground, and stealthily approaching her sleeping guest, with one well-directed blow drove the nail through his temples into the earth (Jdg 5:27). She then led Barak, who was in pursuit, into her tent, and boastfully showed him what she had done. (See SISERA; DEBORAH.)
Jagur Place of sojourn, a city on the southern border of Judah (Jos 15:21).
Jah A contraction for Jehovah (Psa 68:4).
Jahath Union. (1.) A son of Shimei, and grandson of Gershom (Ch1 23:10). (2.) One of the sons of Shelomoth, of the family of Kohath (Ch1 24:22). (3.) A Levite of the family of Merari, one of the overseers of the repairs of the temple under Josiah (Ch2 34:12).
Jahaz Trodden down (called also Jahaza, Jos 13:18; Jahazah, Jos 21:36; Jahzah, Ch1 6:78), a town where Sihon was defeated, in the borders of Moab and in the land of the Ammonites beyond Jordan, and north of the river Arnon (Num 21:23; Deu 2:32). It was situated in the tribe of Reuben, and was assigned to the Merarite Levites (Jos 13:18; Jos 21:36). Here was fought the decisive battle in which Sihon (q.v.) was completely routed, and his territory (the modern Belka) came into the possession of Israel. This town is mentioned in the denunciations of the prophets against Moab (Isa 15:4; Jer 48:34).
Jahaziel Beheld by God. (1.) The third son of Hebron (Ch1 23:19). (2.) A Benjamite chief who joined David at Ziklag (Ch1 12:4). (3.) A priest who accompanied the removal of the ark to Jerusalem (Ch1 16:6). (4.) The son of Zechariah, a Levite of the family of Asaph (Ch2 20:14). He encouraged Jehoshaphat against the Moabites and Ammonites.
Jahdai Grasper, a descendant of Caleb, of the family of Hezron (Ch1 2:47).
Jahzeel Allotted by God, the first of the sons of Naphtali (Gen 46:24).
Jahzerah Returner, the son of Meshullam, and father of Adiel (Ch1 9:12).