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zā´ir ( צעיר , cā‛ı̄r ; Ζειώρ , Zeiṓr ): When he invaded Edom, we are told that Joram passed over to Zair and all his chariots with him ( 2 Kings 8:21 ). In the parallel passage (2 Chronicles 21:9 ), "with his captains" (שׂריו עם , ‛ı̄m sārāyw ) takes the place of "to Zair" (צעירה , cā‛ı̄rāh ), probably a copyist's corruption. The place has not been identified. Some have thought that Mt. Seir is intended; others that it means the town of Zoar. Conder suggested ez -Zuweirah , Southeast of the Dead Sea. If Zoar lay in this direction, it is the way by which an invading army might enter Edom.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Zair'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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