According to some manuscripts, the meaning of this name is “city of destruction.” Other manuscripts read 'Irhahares; rendered “city of the sun”, Isaiah 19:18, where alone the word occurs. This name may probably refer to Heliopolis. The prophecy here points to a time when the Jews would so increase in number there as that the city would fall under their influence. This might be in the time of the Ptolemies. (See On.)