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JARIB (jār'ĭb, he strives)

A son of Simeon (1Chr.4.24), also called Jakin (Gen.46.10).A chief of returning captives, sent by Ezra to secure Levites to carry on the temple worship (Ezra.8.15-Ezra.8.20).One of the priests who during the Captivity had married alien wives, whom Ezra ordered to be put away (Ezra.10.18).

JARIB jâr’ ĭb (יָרִ֖יב, he contends). 1. A “son” (clan) of Simeon (1 Chron 4:24; called Jachin in Gen 46:10; Exod 6:15; Num 26:12).

2. One of the leading men sent by Ezra to Casiphia to get Levites before the return to Pal. (Ezra 8:16; 1 Esd 8:44, KJV Joribas, ASV Joribus).

3. One of the priests who had married foreign wives and were compelled to give them up (Ezra 10:18; 1 Esd 9:19, KJV, ASV Joribus).

4. KJV for Jehoiarib in 1 Maccabees 14:29.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

ja’-rib, jar’-ib (yaribh, "he contends," or "takes (our) part," or "conducts (our) case"):

(1) In 1Ch 4:24, a "son" (clan) of Simeon = "Jachin" of Ge 46:10; Ex 6:15; Nu 26:12.

(2)In Ezr 8:16, one of the "chief men" for whom Ezra sent, and dispatched by him to Casiphia to fetch ministers for God’s house = "Joribus" (1 Esdras 8:44).

(3) In Ezr 10:18, a priest who had married a foreign wife = "Joribus" (1 Esdras 9:19).