(ssih' ruh) Place name meaning, “thorn.” A well (“cistern of Sirah” NRSV) where Joab and Abishai murdered Abner for killing their brother Asahel (2 Samuel 3:26-30). This well is probably the well named ‘Ain Sarah, a little over a mile northwest of Hebron. See Wells.
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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'SIRAH'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".