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IR (PERSON) [Heb ʿı̂r (עִיר)]. Descendant of Benjamin appearing in an unusual genealogy in 1 Chr 7:6–12. The name means “city” or “town.” This is the only occurrence of this form as a proper name in the MT, and it does not appear in the Apocrypha or the deuterocanonical literature. Some scholars have
IRI (PERSON) [Heb ʿı̂rı̂ (עִירִי)]. A descendant of Benjamin who appears in a curious Benjaminite genealogy in 1 Chr 7:6–12a. The name means something like “my city” or “my town.” This is the only appearance of the name in the MT, and it does not appear in the Apocrypha or the deuterocanonical literature.
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