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.
Amasa was the son of his sister Abigail by an Ishmaelite father, named jether.
And jether cannot slay them; his hand falters as he draws the sword.
And he said to jether, his eldest son: Arise, and slay them.