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Havoth-jair (hāˈvŏth-jāˈər) [key], in the Bible, group of villages in Bashan and Gilead, E of the Jordan. They were named for Jair son of Manasseh or for Jair the judge. It also appears as Bashan-havoth-jair and the "towns of Jair."

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