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Yiron meaning

יראון

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🔼The name Yiron in the Bible

The name Yiron (or Iron or Jiron, as some translations have it) occurs only once. It's the name of a town that came to be in the territory allotted to the tribe of Naphtali, in the far north of Israel, close to the Mediterranean Sea (Joshua 19:38).

🔼Etymology of the name Yiron

The name Yiron comes from the verb ירא (yara'), which means to fear or revere:

The waw-nun termination of our name is a common device to localize or personify the core meaning of a root, somewhat like a diminutive form.

🔼Yiron meaning

The name Yiron was probably meant to mean something like Fear (as in Cape Fear) or Reverence. NOBSE Study Bible Name List forgoes treating our name (which is exceptional, and probably due to an oversight). Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names translates our name with Pious, which may be a touch over-inferred. BDB Theological Dictionary does not offer an interpretation of our name but does list it under the verb ירא (yara'), which means to fear or revere.