Surplus; excellence.
   1) Father-in-law of Moses (Ex. 4:18 marg.), called elsewhere Jethro (q.v.).
   2) The oldest of Gideon's seventy sons (Judg. 8:20).
   3) The father of Amasa, David's general (1 Kings 2:5, 32); called Ithra (2 Sam. 17:25).
   4) 1 Chr. 7:38.
   5) 1 Chr. 2:32; one of Judah's posterity.
   6) 1 Chr. 4:17.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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