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Dictionaries :: Gittites

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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary


men of Gath, ie., of a wine-press

International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia


git'-its (gittim, plural of gittiy): The inhabitants of Gath. They are mentioned along with the inhabitants of the other chief Philistine cities in Jos 13:3. It would seem that numbers of them emigrated to Judah, for we find 600 of them acting as a bodyguard to David with Ittai at their head (2Sa 15:18 ff; 18:2). Obed-edom, to whom David entrusted the ark when he was frustrated in bringing it into the city of David, was a Gittite (2Sa 6:11 f; 1Ch 13:13). The Gittites seem to have been remarkable for their great stature (2Sa 21:19; 1Ch 20:5 ).

Smith's Bible Dictionary


(belonging to Gath) the 600 men who followed David from Gath, under Ittai the Gittite (2 Samuel 15:18-19) and who probably acted as a kind of body‐guard. Obed‐edom "the Gittite" may have been so named from the town of Gittaim in Benjamin (2 Samuel 4:3; Nehemiah 11:33) or from Gath‐rimmon.


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