The designation of Ira and Gareb, two of David’s “Thirty” soldiers (2Sam 23:38; 1Chr 11:40). The word occurs as the name of a family listed in a genealogy and located in the town of Kiriath-jearim (1Chr 2:53). However, the name originally may have signified that David’s two heroes were from the town of Jattir in the hill country of Judah (Josh 15:48; Josh 21:14).
38Ira the Ithrite; Gareb the Ithrite;
40Ira the Ithrite, Gareb the Ithrite,
53And the families of Kiriath-jearim: the Ithrites, the Puthites, the Shumathites, and the Mishraites; from these came the Zorathites and the Eshtaolites.
48And in the hill country, Shamir, Jattir, Socoh,
14Jattir with its pasture lands, Eshtemoa with its pasture lands,