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Ira (son of Ikkesh)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ira, Son of Ikkesh
Ira, Son of Ikkesh (עִירָא‎, ira'). A Tekoite and one of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:26; 1 Chr 11:28; 27:9).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ira (Person)
IRA (PERSON) [Heb ʿı̂rāʾ (עִירָא‎)]. 1. Ira the Jairite, a priest (kōhēn) to David mentioned in a list of officials of David (2 Sam 20:23–26; v 26). If a Jairite, Ira is probably to be associated with Havvoth-Jair, a group of villages in Gilead, which were taken by Jair, the son of Manasseh (Num 32:41;
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ira
Ira. 1. David’s priest or chief official in service at the time of Sheba’s revolt (2 Sm 20:26).2. Warrior among David’s mighty men, known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:26). He was the son of Ikkesh of Tekoa (1 Chr 11:28; 27:9) and became commander of David’s militia.3. Warrior among David’s mighty men,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ira
3. Another of David’s thirty mighty men, son of Ikkesh of Tekoa (2 S. 23:26; 1 Ch. 11:28) and a captain of the temple guard (1 Ch. 27:9).F. K. Farr
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ira
IRA1. David’s priest or chief official in service at the time of Sheba’s revolt (2 Sm 20:26).2. Warrior among David’s mighty men, known as “the thirty” (2 Sm 23:26). He was the son of Ikkesh of Tekoa (1 Chr 11:28; 27:9) and became commander of the sixth division of David’s militia.3. Warrior among
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ira
Ira (i´ruh; Heb., “a male ass”).1 A Manassite (and therefore nonlevitical) priest at the time of David (2 Sam. 20:26). It is possible that he served in some special capacity as a royal official or private priest to the king (cf. 2 Sam. 8:18; 1 Chron. 18:17). He was from Jattir and is possibly to be
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ira
IRA1. A chief ruler (KJV) or priest (RSV) of David (2 Sam 20:26), also designated as a Jairite, perhaps a Jattirite, according to the Syriac text.2. An Ithrite (perhaps Jattirite), one of David’s mighty men and possibly the same as 1 (2 Sam 23:38; 1 Chr 11:40).3. Another of David’s heroic followers,
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Ira
IRA (Heb. ‘îrā’). 1. A Jairite, described as ‘David’s priest’ (2 Sa. 20:26), a difficult description to understand, as he was not of the tribe of Levi. However, Pesh. reads ‘of Jattir’, which was a city of Levi. Alternatively, ‘priest’ here may mean a chief official (cf. 2 Sa. 8:18, av; 1 Ch. 18:17,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ira
Ira (Heb. ʿɩ̂rāʾ)1. A Manassite of the lineage of Jair (or from Jattir), called a priest (Heb. kōhēn) of David (2 Sam. 20:26). The Hebrew term may designate here a special role of confidence in David’s court, apparently as private priest to the king (cf. 2 Sam. 8:18; cf. 1 Chr. 18:17, “chief official”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Ira
IRA The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. One of the priests during the reign of David (2 Sam 20:23–26).2. One of David’s famed “Thirty” warriors (2 Sam 23:8–39; 1 Chr 11:10–47).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ira
I´ra (watchful of a city).1. “The Jairite,” named in the catalogue of David’s great officers. 2 Sam. 20:26.2. One of the heroes of David’s guard. 2 Sam. 23:38; 1 Chron. 11:40.3. Another of David’s guard, a Tekoite, son of Ikkesh. 2 Sam. 23:26; 1 Chron. 11:28. (b.c. 1046–1014.)
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Ikkesh Father
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