Ja'red (Heb. Ye'red, יֶרֶד, in pause Ya'red. י רֶד, descender; Sept. Ι᾿άρεδ, N.T. Ι᾿αρέδ, Josephus Ι᾿αρέδης), the name of two men.

1. The fourth antediluvian patriarch in descent from Seth, son of Mahalaleel and father of Enoch; born B.C. 3712, died B.C. 2750, aged 962 years; 162 years old at the birth of his heir (Ge 5; Ge 15-20; 1Ch 1; 1Ch 2, "Jered;" Lu 3:37).

2. A son apparently of Ezra, of the tribe of Judah, by his wife Jehudijah, although in the latter part of the same verse' a different parentage is spoken of; he is named as the "father" (i.e. founder) of Gedor (1Ch 4:18, where the name is Anglicized "Jered"). B.C. cir. 1612. The Rabbins, however, give an allegorical interpretation to the passage, and treat this and other names therein as titles of Moses-Jered because he caused the manna to descend.

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