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(joh' ruh) Personal name meaning, “early or autumn rain.” Group leader of Babylonian exiles returning to Jerusalem with Zerubbabel about 537 B.C. (Ezra 2:18 ). The parallel list (Nehemiah 7:24 ) has Hariph instead of Jorah (compare Nehemiah 10:19 ). Many interpreters believe Hariph to be the original reading, though it is difficult to explain the change. See Hariph .

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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 'Jorah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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