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Holman Bible Dictionary

Ir

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(eer) Personal name meaning, “city” or “donkey's calf.” Member of tribe of Benjamin (1 Chronicles 7:12 ). Some Bible students refer to Genesis 46:23 and think a copyist misread the name, writing Ir rather than an original Dan, which looks much like Ir in Hebrew (REB).


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Ir'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/i/ir.html. 1991.


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