Judges 10:5 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Judges 10:5, NIV: When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon.

Judges 10:5, ESV: And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.

Judges 10:5, KJV: And Jair died, and was buried in Camon.

Judges 10:5, NASB: And Jair died and was buried in Kamon.

Judges 10:5, NLT: When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon.

Judges 10:5, CSB: When Jair died, he was buried in Kamon.

What does Judges 10:5 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The entire story of Jair's era as judge over Israel (Judges 10:3–4) is told in three verses. The writer of Judges did not apparently think more information was needed. Perhaps this is because his story did not involve as much interaction between the people of Israel and the Lord. Though Israel's history in this book follows a predictable cycle (Judges 2:11–19), some of the men raised to rescue Israel fall in between those cycles. Shamgar (Judges 3:31), Tola (Judges 10:1–2), Jair, and others seem to be in that category.

Jair passes away after ruling for twenty-two years as judge from his home in Gilead, in the tribe of Manasseh, on the east side of the Jordan. His place of burial is listed as Kamon. This may be the modern town of Qamm in the region of Gilead, though scholars do not know that for sure.