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HIRAH (hī'ra). A friend of Judah, living at Adullam (Gen.38.1, Gen.38.12, Gen.38.20), SW of Bethlehem.

HIRAH hī’ rə (חִירָֽה). An Adullamite and a “friend” of Judah (Gen 38:1). The LXX and the Vul. have “his shepherd” instead of “his friend.” The Heb. words are very similar in spelling.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

A native of Adullam, and a "friend" of Judah (Ge 38:1,12). The Septuagint and the Vulgate (Jerome’s Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) both describe him as Judah’s "shepherd."