(ji' ruhss) Greek form of Hebrew personal name Jair meaning, “Jah will enlighten.” Synagogue official who came to Jesus seeking healing for his twelve-year-old daughter (Mark 5:22). Before Jesus arrived at Jairus' house, however, the little girl died. Jesus reassured Jairus and entered the house with Peter, James, and John. Taking the girl by the hand, Jesus restored her to life, showing His power over death.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'JAIRUS'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".