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Hirah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hirah
Hirah (חִירָה‎, chirah). A friend of Judah and an Adullamite who plays a part in the story of Judah and Tamar (Gen 38:1, 12, 20).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Hirah (Person)
HIRAH (PERSON) [Heb ḥı̂râ (חִירָה)]. The Adullamite mentioned in Genesis 38, the Tamar and Judah interlude of the Joseph story, with whom Judah was staying (Gen 38:1) when he married the Canaanite woman, the daughter of Shua. In vv 12 and 20–23, he is described as Judah’s friend who accompanied him
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hirah
Hirah. Adullamite and friend of Judah to whose house Judah went after he and his brothers sold Joseph (Gn 38:1). He accompanied Judah to the sheepshearing after Judah’s wife died (v 12), and served as the messenger to carry a kid from Judah to Tamar (v 20).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hirah
Hirah hīʹre [Heb. ḥîrâ] (Gen. 38:1, 12, 20–23). A native of Adullam and a “friend” of Judah. In v 12 (cf. v 20) both the LXX and the Vulgate designate Hirah “his shepherd” (Heb. rōʿēhû) instead of “his friend” (rēʿēhû).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hirah
HIRAH Adullamite and friend of Judah to whose house Judah went after he and his brothers sold Joseph (Gn 38:1). He accompanied Judah to the sheepshearing after Judah’s wife died (v 12), and he served as the messenger to carry a kid from Judah to Tamar (v 20).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hirah
HIRAH. An Adullamite, a friend of Judah (Gen 38:1, 12). He was Judah’s emissary to the supposed harlot (Gen 38:20 ff.). Both the LXX and the Vulgate read “shepherd” for “friend” in Gen 38:12.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hirah
Hirah (Heb. ḥɩ̂râ)An Adullamite friend (MT Heb. rēʿēhû; LXX, Vulg. “shepherd,” from rōʿēhû) of Jacob’s son Judah (Gen. 38:1, 12, 20–23). It was when Judah was visiting Hirah that he met the daughter of the Canaanite Shua whom he married (Gen. 38:2).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hirah
Hirah [hīˊrə] (Heb. ḥîrâ). An Adullamite friend (MT Heb. rē˓ēhû; LXX, Vulg. “shepherd,” from rō˓ēhû) of Jacob’s son Judah (Gen. 38:1, 12, 20–23). It was when Judah was visiting Hirah that he met the daughter of the Canaanite Shua whom he married (v. 2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Hirah
Hi´rah (a noble race), an Adullamite, the friend of Judah. Gen. 38:1, 12; and see 20.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hirah
HI´RAH (hīʹra). An Adullamite and friend of Judah (Gen. 38:1, 12; cf. v. 20).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
HIRAH
HIRAH<hi’-ra> ([חִירָה‎, chirah]; Septuagint [Εἰράς, Eiras]): A native of Adullam, and a “friend” of Judah (Gen 38:1, 12). The Septuagint and the Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) both describe him as Judah’s “shepherd.”