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(jay' ahr) Place name meaning, “forest.” Modern versions' transliteration of Hebrew in Psalm 132:6 (TEV reads, Jearim, a plural form.) KJV translates, “wood.” Jaar is probably a poetic abbreviation for Kiriath-jearim. See Kiriath-jearim . The Psalm celebrates David's returning the ark to Jerusalem from its Philistine captivity (compare 1 Samuel 7:2 ; 2 Samuel 6:1 ; 1 Chronicles 13:5 ).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jaar'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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