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Ira (the Ithrite)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ira the Ithrite
Ira the Ithrite (עִירָא‎, ira'). One of David’s mighty men (2 Sam 23:38; 1 Chr 11:40). The designation the Ithrite (יִתְרִי‎, yithriy) refers to Ira’s clan.
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
2. An Ithrite, or (with a different pointing of the text) a Jattirite, one of David’s thirty mighty men (2 S. 23:38 par 1 Ch. 11:40); possibly identical with 1.
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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