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ARA (ā'ra, Heb. ’ărā’). Son of Jether, of the tribe of Asher (1Chr.7.38).

ARAH (ā'ra, Heb. ‘ārah, wayfarer)

A son of Ulla, an Asherite (1Chr.7.39).The father of a family that returned from exile (Ezra.2.5; Neh.7.10). Perhaps the same as no. 1 above.A man into whose family Tobiah the Ammonite married (Neh.6.18). This also may be the same Arah as no. 1 above.

ARA âr’ ə (אְרָֽא). A son of Jether of the tribe of Asher (1 Chron 7:38).

ARAH âr’ ə (אָרַ֥ח). 1. An Asherite; son of Ulla (1 Chron 7:39).

2. An ancestor of a family that returned from the Exile with Zerubbabel (Ezra 2:5; Neh 7:10; 1 Esd 5:10 [KJV, ASV ARES]). The numbers of those who returned vary in these passages.

3. Joshua 13:4 should perhaps read me-’arah “from Arah.” Arah may be modern Khirbet ’Arah.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A son of Jether of the tribe of Asher (1Ch 7:38).

(’arach, "traveler"?):

(1) The son of Ulla, an Asherite (1Ch 7:39).

(2) The head of a family that returned from the exile with Zerubbabel (Ezr 2:5; Ne 7:10). He is sometimes identified with Arah of Ne 6:18 whose grand-daughter became the wife of Tobiah, the Ammonite who tried to thwart Nehemiah in rebuilding Jerusalem.

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