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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(Heb. Yithra', יַתְרָא , excellence; Sept. Ι᾿εθερ Vulg. Jetra), an Israelite (probably an error of transcription [see Thenius, Comment. ad loc.]; a Jezreelite, according to the Sept. and Vulg.; but [more correctly] an Ishmaelite, according to 1 Chronicles 2:17), and father of Amasa (David's general) by Abigail, David's sister (1 Kings 2, 5); elsewhere called JETHER (2 Samuel 17:25). B.C. ante 1023.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ithra'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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