a An Asherite (I Chron. 7:39). b The head man of a large family that returned from the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 2:5). c A man of Judah whose granddaughter was married to Tobiah the Ammonite, who did all that he could to hinder Nehemiah from having the wall of Jerusalem rebuilt (Neh. 6:18).
Meta. An unstable thought in man's consciousness, or a tendency to digress from Truth (a way, but not the way). This thought is not established but is of a roaming, uncertain nature--a wanderer). There is, in these thoughts that the men named Arah signify, that which is moving toward a higher and more stable and true understanding (to go; to be on the way, a traveler). A large number of the descendants of one of these men returned to Jerusalem from Babylon.